Anyways here's my problem. My router is an old Linksys WRT54GS. I've used this for years with no problems at all. However lately my router/internet getting knocked out and I have to unplug it to restart so everything gets internet access again. The only change to my system is that a roomate got a new iMac. Ever since then is when this problem started.
Is it possible that its causing this? If so, how can it be fixed? Other connections have also been added since the iMAC was purchased but the only common thread to the problem is that it started happening when the iMac arrived.
Also I think we went a few months without this problem occurring, howvever today I think its happened about 8 times already and its driving me nuts and I need to solve it finally.
This is whats connected to the router (which has its newest firmware)
The items that are new connections that were purchased after the iMAC are 2 iphones, Macbook, 2 iphones and 2 ipads and WDTV. However they are only sporadically connected and the Wii is never turned on anymore.
Is there a way to solve this? I suspect maybe I have to give the iMAC a static ip or something but I'm not too knowledgeable about networking stuff. Maybe I just need to upgrade to a newer N router?
Thanks in advance for any help and advice!
@Greg818: Hey there! Yeah by "knocked out" I mean no other device can connect at all.
When the iMac was first purchased for the first 2 weeks my Windows PC would get notice that something was trying to get the same IP as me.
Guess Ill look into this static ip thing. Thanks!!
@evophile: Alright, keep me posted. (I don't understand how this DHCP business works, that kind of things should NOT happen)