|Firstly, may I say just finding this site has given me such a boost. Up until now I was fighting a losing battle and all on my own - see last second paragraph re my isolated location.|
Whats the score? Well my own PC is connecting to the internet OK but my LAN is not connecting to the internet. It just stopped 2 weeks ago after running smoothly for more than 2 years!.
The Windows diagnostic test done on 2 of the other PC's in our home showed that they have a DNS failure - in particular the WAN Miniport IP - but all show full wireless connectivity at excellent strength. I don't know what this means.
We have 3 other PC's plus a satellite TV Dreambox with its own static IP address that needs to be connected to the internet. Because of this I have to use static IP addresses along with allocated DNS and gateways for all PC's in our home. There has never been a problem with this arrangement until now.
Now none can access the internet, there is no TV connection (the TV box states to check my internet connection). Also I usually get "request times out" responses I when I try to ping their IP address from my own PC (that luckily still connects OK with the internet) - but sometimes I will get successful replies for 1 or 2 of them only to find a minute later that another ping test will give no response!
For your information that may help you to help me, my system specs from the scan on this site show:
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
CPU/Ram: 2.999 Ghz / 1535 MB
Video Card: ATI Radeon X1050
Sound Card: USB Audio Device
Another point is that I have a switch/router (not sure which but its a TP-Link model TL-SF1008D with 8 ports) and following another post reply on this site, when I tested it via my working , PC at http://192.168.1.1 all I got was "problem loading the page - connection times out" mesage.
If its just a router/switch failure I will be happy to drive the 6 hours to Bangkok and buy a new one - if that solves the problem. I don't know how to do a diagnostic test on it anyway. But if that's all the problem is I will be delighted!
Finally following another post reply I came across in my research on this site, I pinged 127.0.0.1 successfully and according to that poster this is supposed to mean that my network adapter is OK
(whatever that means) - but I'm grateful for small mercies.
As a VERY inexperienced user following instructions blindly most of the time, it would be just great if someone could simply tell or better show me in SIMPLE STEPS how I can fix this problem.
Any help will be greatly, greatly appreciated as I live in small village in far north eastern Thailand - no one within 300 miles speaks English let alone having the knowledge to help me in my internet struggles and no TV reception.
Many thanks folks - will be looking forward so much to your assistance.