We switched providers 3+ months ago, with it we got a new cable modem and router.
We have two computers hardwired to the router, though one has a wifi adapter.
Two days ago I woke up and my computer did not connect to the internet. As normal I checked out the problem.
Apparently, computer #1 (the one I'm on right now) can connect to the router/modem just fine, however, with the same wires and settings, computer #2 does not. (Mine)
I've talked to my ISP several times, they have no idea the problem, and just suggest buying a new router.
However, as you guys obviously know, it could be a number of things causing the problem, and I don't want to buy a new one without making sure this is not a fixable problem.
I say 'router/modem', because strangely enough, computer #1 connects whether it's hardwired directly to the modem, or through the router. Because of this I cannot tell which is at fault.
As you can guess, computer #2 connects to neither of them.
We always got a really good signal, and neither the router or the modem have shown signs of being broken until now.
I'm only making a thread about this because I've been messing with it for two days, and the variables seem to indicate a software(ish) problem, rather than a physical one. Mostly because there are no connection problems. (The devices connect to both boxes, and have signal strength, however have no internet response.)
It's a Netgear router, and the standard Cox Cable modem, they're very new, and all of the cables are just as new.
The devices not connecting are anything on wifi (mobile phones, etc.) and computer #2.
Computer #1 connects, and seems to be working just fine. I've disconnected and reconnected everything so many times and it still works.