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Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« on: August 24, 2012, 01:52:01 AM »
So, I got my computer fixed, only to have trouble getting online. I figured it was the PC and tried a variety of fun things, to no effect. Finally, I decided to go check on the router, only to discover that entire strip turned off. My awesome roommates decided to save energy and kill it. Yay.

No big deal though. I fire it back up and wait for a signal. Nothing. I check my other devices, phone, Xbox, etc. none of them can find the router. I get on roomate's laptop that's wires into the router (it's in his room), and redo the whole first time setup.

The router, a Netgear N600, seems to be functioning normally. It thinks it's broadcasting, but none of my devices can find a signal, so I'm lost as what to do...

Online Oreo

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 02:22:59 AM »
Is there a router bar/icon in your taskbar? Try right click to open the network sharing center. Or troubleshoot problems. You may need to contact your provider to get help adding your stuff back in to the network.

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 03:08:26 AM »
Update; everything suddenly managed to find the Router with the new settings I put in when I went through its startup all over... Except iOS devices. No phone, roomate can't use his iPad...

Offline DutchSpawn

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 03:13:33 AM »
I think your roommate should forget the network and try to reconnect with the new settings, the old settings might still be saved onto his phone and ipad.

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 03:17:10 AM »
Tried that already. After we forgot the old version of the network, it can't find any...

Offline DutchSpawn

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 03:20:12 AM »
hmm, weird.
normally if you turn off and turn on the iPad and clear the cache, it should work.

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 03:21:21 AM »
Okay, didn't do a hard reboot. Trying that now.

Offline DutchSpawn

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 03:22:19 AM »
good luck!

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 03:49:08 AM »
Bad luck, actually...

Offline DutchSpawn

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 03:49:37 AM »
darn.. tried putting it back to factory settings?

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 05:31:00 AM »
No luck there either. Also I lost all my angry birds progress.

I at least have the PC and xbox functioning now, that's about the best I can ask for, really. But I need to get iOS devices up and running, or I'll never be able to use this PC uninterrupted.

Online Oreo

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 05:36:06 AM »
I hope you're able to get everything running properly and don't have to go through this all again when you get your new HD. Did you call your DSL/wireless provider?

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 05:39:58 AM »
Naw, they're not the problem. The internet service is working fine. Anything plugged into the router gets internet. It's just the wifi, which means the router itself is the problem.

Online Oreo

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 05:41:46 AM »
Okay. Sometimes when I have had trouble getting all our devices to work at the same time they have been able to trouble shoot for me.

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 05:42:39 AM »
Guess I could try them. Once they're open anyway, just a few more hours.

Online Oreo

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 05:45:39 AM »
Mine get calls at all hours of the night. Sometimes I worry if they are saying ..."Hey guys, it's the cookie again." >.<

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2012, 05:48:20 AM »
LOL! Sadly, Mine's not 24 hour...

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Re: More fun problems getting online!! (Now it's the router!)
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 07:14:16 AM »
You can log into the router and set things up there how you want them to be.

Only that's complicated and I has to go out for the day. *Grins*

*Hugs*

Oh, and serves you right for buying apple products. *Grins and runs*