Okay the end of the story is that I've been forced to revert to dial up on an old slow dinosaur. It runs Windows ME.
Okay, so the preceeding event was me pushing the reset button on the modem. I immediately lost my internet access. Every site came up PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED. I rebooted, unplugged - nothing. Finally I had the bright idea to diconnect the router from the modem, and plug the ethernet plug from the modem directly into the computer. Success! I loaded maybe a page or two, left the comp for a short while. When I came back, I couldnt get online any more! I hadnt done ANYTHING! It worked all of maybe 15 minutes
The desktop is plugged directly into the modem (Westell Model A90-220015-04 DSL Router). I have Verizon DSL. The router is a Belkins a Wireless G Plus Router Model FSD7231-4. The laptop (Gateway Tablet PC) running XP is wireless . Before I disconnected the router, the laptop said I was connected with a strong signal, but all pages load - PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED. When I try to ping the computer the DOS screen pops up really fast and disappears before I can read it.
I havnt touched or changed anything since I hit the reset button on the modem, so I'm assuming its directly related to that. I can understand perhaps how that might have interfered with the connection between router & modem, but shouldnt I be able to get on at least the desktop with the direct connect?
What is going on? Can you send me back a few days before I hit the button, or in the alternative, tell me how to fix it. I think I know a lil something, but to a tech guy, I know nil. If you need additional system info., please tell me where to find it. Thanks so much
Oh, I dont know if this matters. A few weeks ago I was reading something about how the modem could have been a router and used as a bridge or maybe something completely different. I dont remember, what it was or what exactly I did. Somewhere along the line I stopped doing it, and went on with my life. I could still get online , but thought I'd mention it.
All lights on modem are steady green
from westell after going to 192.168.1.1
Connection / Status
PPPoE: no session
PPP: no connection