The power supply failed on our router and as I only needed the one laptop connection; the connection to the router for my network was unplugged and put straight into the modem, I have two laptops, an old HP nx6110 and a lenovo g580 that will not connect to this network but worked ok before with the router included.
I am trying to figure out why the lenov won't work with just the modem connection. Tried the usual things like turn off and on, run ipconfig /release and renew. Tried the onboard diagnostic that say the the local area network doesn't have a valid ip address and when I hover over the network icon it says unidentified network.
I did used to get the ip address confict when more than one laptop was connected but I just used to run ipconfig /release and renew. Whether this is in relation to the problem i have now I do not know but it may provide a clue as to the current state of the network.
Strange thing is the old HP laptop works ok on the network.
Thanks for any useful tips/help
Edited by AndrewSe, 22 July 2013 - 03:19 PM.