Our D-Link 524 Router (several years old) seems to be causing me problems.
Currently I have a Mac and a PC ethernet connected and Wi-Fi set up for guests.
Even if I hard reset the Router to factory settings with no security:
1 No internet or mail
2 Ping outs are good
3 All IP addresses look good in the administrator control boxes.
4 I have switched around all 3 ethernet cables between the cable modem and computers and the problem remains so probably not the cables?? I have also moved the Mac ethernet connection to different ports so all output ports seem okay according to the blinking green lights.
5 If I bypass the router and hook up the Mac directly to the cable modem, internet and mail work very quickly.
This all started when I was monkeying around in the control panel for the router attempting to hide the Wi-Fi from outside pings. So I figured the hard reset would at least get me back to where I was. So I've either messed up something or I need a new router.
Neither of my computers is Wi-Fi compatible. So if I need a router, it will have to be Mac compatible, have Wi-Fi and at least 2 ethernet out feeds. I'm running OS 10.5.8 on a G5.
Any of you IT wizards want to let me know the simple fix and I'd be much appreciative. I've wiggled all the connections as in the past, cats have caused problems. All connections feel solid.
I'm better in front of the screen than working on these things so feel free to help me along.