My internet wasn't working earlier today so I unplugged it and plugged it back in to reset it a bunch of times but still it didn't work. I was getting annoying so I thought I could change some settings or something so I went to the control panel 192.168.1.1 and I went to status, and hit DHCP release and then DHCP renew. I don't know what those are and I probably shouldn't of pressed them ( I figured it was like ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew in the command prompt).
When I checked my local area connection info on my pc upstairs (which originally had the the connection issues while a laptop and other desktop were fine) was actually showing the rest of the connection info. ( I had the limited connectivity problem). I had all the full info I should for ip and stuff but it still wasn't working. I tryed to reset it a bunch of times by unplugging it and plugging it back in but now I can't access the router settings either. So I am stuck with a non manageable router and I'm stealing my neighbors internet on the laptop to type this. Anything else you need I'll get for you, just please help me fix this.
When I type in the address for the router, I don't even get to the login screen, it just says page cannot be found but I know I am connected because if I click info for the local area connection, it shows that I have an IP address etc. This happens on the two desktops which are connected with Ethernet cables and the laptop on wireless. While on the laptop, the router still has a password so I don't think everything got reset.
I am thinking that it was the DHCP release/renew thing because it was working fine for the one desktop and this laptop today before I hit release and renew on the router settings. This router has worked for like 2-3 years before this too.
Thanks for the help. I finally fixed it, I held down the reset button (you have to stick the pen in the little hole) for like 30 seconds and then unplugged the router to reset it again and I guess that did something but now it works on the laptop (no longer on neighbors connection) and the desktop pc.