Originally Posted by oneupper
Perhaps one or more of your computers has a fixed IP address and is not getting it from the DHCP server (router).
How do I check this to see if it's occurring? The message I mentioned originally has only appeared on two of the network computers. And to be honest, I haven't gotten that message again since I started this thread.
I use Google Chrome a majority of the time. And what was frustrating to me was I'd be on-line and when I tried to go elsewhere on that particular site all of a sudden I'd get the blank page with the message "Cannot find web page". I'd refresh the page and keep getting the same. Yet in my network, it was showing me having connection and a strong signal strength. If I tried another website, like RZ or ESPN, it would open them right up. Then, if I closed out the browser and then went back to that particular site it would load it up.
Now my oldest boy is still having trouble on his laptop connecting with the network. He keeps getting a "cannot find DNS server". When he reboots the cable modem and router, then reboots his computer, he then is able to find the network and get on. But he has had to do this several times this past week.
Also, sometimes the router's IP conflicts with something else.
I recall I had to change the third number in the IP addresses a couple of times.
(as in 192.168.7.xxx instead of 192.168.2.xxx).
I don't have a land line as far as phones go. We all have cell phones. I don't know what else it could be unless it's my Roku, which I use to get Netflix. But I've had the Roku for quite a while and it never caused a problem. At least when I had the Linksys router. This one is an N-series Belkin.
Would going to a WPA with no security help? That's what I normally have used. Again, I live out in the country and my neighbor, who is a good friend, is the only one nearby or close enough to matter IMO that has internet.
Thanks for everyone's input.