I’ve been having nonstop issues with my internet connection ever since I moved to my new apartment. The internet’s coming from my landlord upstairs (I’m in a basement apartment) and it’s included in the rent.
First off, I’m running Windows 7. I have a wireless connection (Netgear N300 USB adapter if that’s useful info) and it won’t stay connected for more than a week every couple of months. I’ve had my computer checked and it will connect to other networks. It’s been giving me DNS errors mainly. I’ve flushed the DNS several times and set my TCP/IP 6 & 4 to automatically obtain the address and DNS server. My wireless icon says I have internet access, but I do not. Avast has been able to update, but nothing else is getting anything.
Last week I started getting an error saying that the router needed to be rebooted. I called my landlord and he restarted it. Nothing happened on my end. He rebooted it again yesterday and still nothing. I ran troubleshooting and I got “Windows can’t communicate with the device or resource (primary DNS server).” I was able to get the main Google search page on Chrome for about two seconds and Steam halfway updated before the connection crapped out. Firefox just spun its wheels and couldn’t access anything.
My landlord’s internet upstairs is working fine. He was actually online yesterday when I called. One of my co-workers said it could be the router having issues, possibly overheating, but wouldn’t that mess up his internet connection as well?
I did try a wired connection, but the cable that connects to the router is pretty crappy so it doesn’t work either. The wired connection actually stopped working a couple of weeks after I moved in, which is why I went to wireless.
I’m to the point of using Language on this. Anybody have any ideas what’s going on?