Hey all, I need help with a wireless router problem I have and I am hoping someone here can assist me with finding out what I am doing wrong.
I have a D-Link wireless router I am trying to set up in my apartment for my girlfriend and I and it is refusing to cooperate. I have road-runner internet and from my modem to my computer it is fine. When I reroute my connection through the router my computer can no longer detect the internet.
I have installed the software that came with the router, and followed all of its steps up until the point it failed to detect an internet connection.
A note: nearly a year ago I had a linksys wireless router and it worked fine. I was actually shocked it was so easy to get it set-up. Sporadically it would misbehave and drop my internet connection, but cycling the power on the router worked 90% of the time, the few times it didn't I usually had to reboot my computer too. About 5 months ago it did it again, but nothing I could do would get it to reconnect the internet connection. I eventually gave up on it and figured it was the router just being a piece of junk. But now all these months later I have a different wireless router and it is having the exact same problem. Now I am worrying it might be some sort of problem on my computer's side.
The router lights are all active for the cables they are plugged into. I have even swapped out cables in hopes that it might be a faulty cable - no luck.
Any advice? Any more information I might need to provide?