No Internet Connection - Wireless Router

  the-george 22:08 27 Dec 2007
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SYSTEM DETAILS
Running Win ME on P4 1700,512Mb, IE6, NTL (Virgin) cable Modem 2 Mb service,with Belkin wifi router connected to this PC via network card and another pc wirelessly. Running AVG free, Jetico firewall, Spywareblaster and Spybot.
Full checks reveal no virus/spyware.

PROBLEM
Overnight lost all connection to internet. managed to re-establish by disconnecting Router and using USB to Modem - works on both PCs.When Router is connected the PC light on Modem is on and goes off if router switched off. Have rolled back system settings a month - still no router coinnection. Have tried reinstalling router - all steps ok until final onw when it tries to connect to Internet. (had firewall switched off for this.

Is the router kaput? Any other suggestions would be welcome.

  PalaeoBill 22:44 27 Dec 2007

Are you saying that this setup has worked in the past?

Modem connected to internet via cable.
Modem connected to Belkin routers WAN port.
PC connected to one of Belkin routers 4 LAN ports.

Can you browse to the IP address of the router and login?
If so, what can the router see?

  the-george 23:05 27 Dec 2007

Yes that is how it was set up and it worked for over a year and had another Pc working on wifi - often used both at same time with no real problems. Other Pc lower spec than this one.
How do I find IP address of router?
and log in?

  PalaeoBill 10:15 28 Dec 2007

With Belkin the default is usually 192.168.2.1
The manual will tell you. If you can't find it, downloads are available from click here under the support tab.
There will be a reset button on the back of the router that will put it into original factory setup.
It does sound as though something has gone US. Series of elimination I am afraid.
It could be the modems ethernet port, the routers LAN port, the routers WAN port, firmware in the router, the cable....
If you can't browse to the router after a reset and get a login screen, try swapping the ethernet cable. If still no luck, disconnect the modem from the router so that it is just PC and router. Try all of the LAN ports. Next, can you borrow a router from a friend to see if it is router or modem.

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