Okay, I decided I was going to change my routers settings to a static ip and was recommended to disable dhcp. I did it from the 192.168.2.1 page for my router settings. Well, as soon as I disabled dhcp and the router updated, I lost connection to the internet and it won't let me connect back as long as I'm connected via the router, so I'm stuck directly with my modem for now.
Anyways, I tried going back and reversing the changes, but since I cannot connect to the internet from my router, it won't let me get back to the page and change it again.
So then, I decided to just reinstall my router completely and start fresh. But it won't work. I'm going through the installation and it doesn't seem to register that I'm connected to the router when I clearly am.
Here are the messages it gives me:
"connect the router to your computer"
"check to make sure that your cable is connected as shown" (picture of the cable going from the PC to router)
It still is.
"check that the wires on the back of the router are securely connected, then unplug the power supply. Wait 15 seconds, then plug it back in"
Doesn't work. I've tried that numerous times.
I used the command prompt and got info from ipconfig, here is what it showed:
Also, when I connect my router to my computer, it says
"windows has detected an ip address conflict" and doesn't give anymore information than that.
If you need more information, tell me and I'll try to get it.
Sorry, I should've posted this in the networking section.