Help me fix my home network - please!
May 15, 2011 3:02 PM Subscribe
Home Networking Help. For some strange reason my home network has stopped working properly. I have lost all connections between computers, can't print anymore, and some computers are having trouble getting IP addresses. I've been banging my head against the wall for a while on this and would appreciate some help.
posted by sauril to technology (20 answers total)
Here's my setup.
Router: Linksys Wrt160nl
1 - Mac Mini running snow leopard
2 - Macbook running snow leopard
3 - iPad
4 - Macbook running tiger
5 - Samsung Wireless printer
So I used to be able to see my server (1) from my laptop without any issues. Then one day I couldn't see the shared drive, couldn't see the iTunes share, and now I can't connect the iPad to the network at all (getting the 169.254.x.x ip address error), so I can't control the server with the remote app anymore either. It happened at around the same time that the printer was connected to the network as well.
I'm using DHCP, but would consider moving over to a static IP, but am unsure of whether the setting on the 160nl is for Internet IP or internal.
I've tried rebooting all the computers, flushing DNS, rebooting the router, all to no effect. Any help would be extremely welcome.
Expertise Level: I used to be pretty knowledgeable back in the Win 95 days, but it's been a while