Non-Functional Internet Connection
I need help on this issue. I have run out of options and hopefully someone can steer me in the right direction.
I have a small home network setup using my cable modem. The cable modem runs into a 4-port switch. The switch then feeds a connection to two more computer and my wireless NetGear router. The router then feeds the wireless connection to my laptop and the wired connection to my desktop.
Yesterday, I realized the power had went out in the house when I was gone. I started the computer back up, and my internet connection was not working. I then checked the other computers in the house, and they were both functioning correctly, internet wise. After some thinking, I realized that this may be a router issue. I unplugged the connection to the router and plugged directly into a port on the switch. Still no internet connection. I then tried a different port on the switch. Nothing. I then thought that this may be a computer problem. I the tried an alternate NIC that was installed, and still no luck. I then tried my laptop, and it still did not work. I tried releasing and renewing my IP via ipconfig about 10 times and found no luck in that avenue. I replaced the cable, thinking it was a faulty one, and still had no luck.
What confuses me the most about this is that the router and the switch both have flashing lights on the front and show a functional internet connection to the computers with activity on all of them.
I am running out of options. I do NOT want to do a full system re-install. I was going to try and re-install the NIC drivers, but I didnt understand how this could be a problem since the connection was not working on my laptop either.
Anyone have any suggestions?