This morning, I started my pc up as normal, but the router of my (belkin G) has a red light showing on the frar right. (with the internet icon), can't seem to connect to the intyernet now, and i have a desktop and laptop as well - and neither work.
I have reset my router, but the red lighht remains. ASnd idea what this could be? do routers just "go" on you?
Tiscali servers are fine here. On a couple of occasions when this has happened to me,I have had to uninstall and reinstall the router, after trying everything else. I don't have a Belkin though, mine's a Netgear. Maybe worth a try with yours.
Yes tried all suggeestions above. Now, however, the light works on the router, and i am able to get "LAN Connection" - as i write on my laptop at the moment. But when i take the lan cable out,it doesn't carry on "connecting", it either cuts off, or "connected with lomited acess"
So i've established that it's not a hardware fault i don't think, but i've reset the router, done all the passwords etc - as I've done in the past, but stillcan't get wireless to work. It doesn't work on my desktop either (that has a Netgear wireless adapter) so not sure what it is.
sorry meant to add I'm on Windows Vista 32 on my laptop, and XP pro (32) on my desktop. On my laptop it says (when i hover my mouse over the connection box on bottum right) "Belkin54g Access local and internet"
I sorted it now. What it was, is that (somehow) I got two SSID's trying to connect at the same time, one was "unidentified network" - but still had the SSID name "Belking54g", my other was the same, "Belkin54g", BUT it was the one that should have been connecting, so a SSID with possibly a Different IP was tryin to connect - not sure.