Hey I have a dilemma concerning my router. I am posting here because I don't think it's a hardware issue, though I could be wrong...
I have a Belkin Wireless Belkin G Plus MIMO Router and an Arris TM802 cable modem. Everything has been working fine with this setup for years. I have the router hooked up to the modem obviously, and my PC plugged into the router. Everyone else in the house uses the wireless signal.
Today my connection starts dropping randomly. I get a message that says there is an IP conflict with devices on the network. I believe I have gotten this before, but the wonky connection issues went away and everything went back to normal so I ignored it.
A couple of hours later and my connection is messed up and not coming back. I'm looking at the modem and router, and it seems the router gets a connection and then suddenly resets, with the "looking for connection" light pattern going (each light on the router lights up individually). Eventually it gets a connection with the modem again but it only lasts 5 seconds before restarting.
Tried the usual resetting of everything. Restored factory settings. I had my MAC address changed so I cloned my machine and reset that. Reset the router's power. Etc etc. Problem still not solved. Switched out and tried 4 different CAT-5 cables. Still the same thing.
When I simply directly connect my PC to my router, everything is fine. I can get into the router's settings. If I try to get into the router's settings while it is connected to my modem, it doesn't work.
Now I am connected directly from my PC to my modem and everything is working fine. So it's not the modem per se....and I don't think it's the router. It sounds like some kind of network problem. But it's not just a wireless issue either since when my PC is connected physically, it still does not work.
Any ideas on what to do and if the IP conflict is a big hint? Thanks in advance...
Edited by hamluis, 24 November 2015 - 11:55 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.