Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Computer can't connect to internet, PS3 can?

Last response: in Networking
Share
July 9, 2013 7:19:20 AM

Hello,

My computer's internet access seems to be on a timer. Access to the internet from this desktop is cut for several hours every morning. I use an ethernet cable connected to the router. The thing is though, when the internet is cut from my desktop, I can plug the same ethernet cable into my PS3 and have immediate access to the internet through there.

So my question is, how is this possible and what can I do to enable internet access through my desktop? Can I change its ip adress or something? Why does the PS3's internet work?

Now I can't access the router's software or reset it at this time, so that's unfortunately not an option.

The router is a linksys WRT320N if that helps.

Best solution

July 9, 2013 7:31:20 AM

Does the Internet on your computer work if you connect an Ethernet cable directly from the modem to the router?

If so, then it could be that the router is using a MAC Address type restriction. I don't think it would use an IP unless someone binds your MAC Address to a static IP. You can spoof a MAC Address but I don't recommend it. You probably have no idea how to do it anyway. So ask whoever manages your network to check why this is happening.

If not, then your computer must have some parental control set up to restrict it.
Share
July 9, 2013 7:58:24 AM

ksham said:
Does the Internet on your computer work if you connect an Ethernet cable directly from the modem to the router?

If not, then your computer must have some parental control set up to restrict it.


I'm unable to do a direct connection to the modem, sadly.

My desktop has absolutely zero parental controls on it itself; no installed software or anything, if that's what you meant. I'm the only one who has ever used the desktop and no one else has access to it.

Thanks for the help so far though.
m
0
l
Related resources
August 9, 2013 5:55:47 PM

Can anyone help me out? Please and thanks.
m
0
l
August 9, 2013 10:27:03 PM

Sounds a lot like you are feeding the wrong port with the ethernet, making it a switch and so which ever device gets the modem IP gets to have access. Make sure you FEED the modem to the WAN port on the router.
m
0
l
!