|I recently cleaned up my computer office and in the process I shut down my computer, unplugged my power cables and networking cables, then plugged it all back in. Now I cannot get to the internet with my computer.|
Usually when Windows makes the connection it will give me the Automatic Private Address of 169.254.240.135, but on some attempts I managed to get my usual 192.168.0.2 after restarting my comp or restarting my router. My computer will even say I am connected at 192.168.0.2 and have been assigned by DHCP, but when I log into my router from another computer, it is not displayed under Connected Devices. Usually when I first log in with the 'Other' comp, my problem comp IS attached, but as soon as I refresh the router it is no longer attached.
Is my router disconnecting my comp, or does my comp have the problem? I am out of ideas to fix this. Between connecting with different IP's and sometimes by DHCP and sometimes not, there seem to be too many inconsistencies.
(PS I have typical settings of everything being assigned an IP automatically, and my gateway IP is 192.168.0.1 - To my knowledge, I did not change any settings while unplugging/plugging everything back in.)