hi, i have the b router, and all of a sudden, my desktop cannot connect to the internet, but my laptop could...i'm using ethernet to connect to the desktop and wireless for laptop and all the light on the router is normal... i'm using xp home for both.
Does your laptop have an Ethernet port? If so, try connecting the laptop via Ethernet instead of wireless. This obviously won't fix your problem, but will give us a better idea of where your problem might be.
Also, check to see if the Ethernet adapter on your PC is still functioning properly. To do this, go to Contol Panel --> System. Click on the Hardware tab. Click on the Device Manager box. (If you have ME or 98, you won't have a hardware tab, but you can click on the Device Manager tab.) You should see your Ethernet adapter listed under Network Adapters. Right click on the adapter and choose Properties. Under Device Status, it should tell you whether the adapter is working properly.
Open a command window (DOS prompt) and enter the following:
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
This will create a resetlog.txt file in the root directory of your C-Drive. You can look at this file to see the changes the command made to your system. Note that this command only works with XP systems.
Also, have you tried rebooting everything? Do it this way. Turn off the modem, router, and all PCs. Power up the modem. Wait a couple of minutes and power up the router. Wait a couple of minutes and power up your desktop. Hopefully, your desktop can now connect!
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