At home, I have a a BT hub in an upstairs bedroom which is cabled through Ethernet wall sockets down to my office. Due to foil-lined walls in the office we don’t get Wi-Fi there so I bought a TP-LINK TL-WR841N to use as an access point for our phones.
I followed a guide (sort of) to try and set up the TP-linkup as a repeater but I didn’t get very far. I think I must have changed the wrong setting in the TP-Link admin back-end because now, when I Ethernet my PC to the BT hub it just says 'Identifying...' and can't connect to the Internet. My wife’s mac on the first Ethernet port is fine and when I put my Ethernet cable into her Mac she can access internet fine.
The only way I can get internet on my PC is to Ethernet the TP-Link to the BT hub and then Ethernet my PC to the TP-Link. The problem is that my PC isn't on the home network this way and so I can’t use Plex on various Now TV/Fire Tvs that we have round the house.
When my PC is connected to the BT hub, I try and run ipconfig and I get the following:
Then when I try and diagnose the issue it comes up with the following but the repairs are unsuccessful.
I have factory reset the TP-Link but this has made no difference.
Last night, my friend who knows a lot more than I do helped me, running CMD prompts to "netsh int ip reset" etc but this didn't help. I then reset all program settings through Windows 10 which has removed all programs from my pc but I still can't connect to the home network or internet via the BT hub!
I could reinstall windows but it would be a huge inconvenience so is a last resort.
I could try and reset the BT hub but my wife would kill me (figuratively but perhaps literally) if this caused a problem for other devices as she needs the internet for work.
Any ideas?! I am away from my PC until this evening but could post any screenshots if necessary later...
Thanks in advance!