A couple of days ago Comcast disconnected my cable internet. Minutes later I payed the amount due and they told me to restart my computer and to power cycle both my wireless router(Linksys WRT54G ver. 6) and my cable modem(I've been through this procedure many times before). After 30 minutes I reconnected everything in the right order. Everything seemed fine except that it didnt connect to the internet. I've been through this before so I know that sometimes Comcast takes kind of long to connect the internet. So I decide to wait another day. The next day, still no luck. I decide to take matters into my own hand.
On my router, the POWER, WLAN, ETHERNET 1, and INTERNET lighst are all on(like they normally are). On my modem, the POWER, DS, US, ONLINE, LINK, TELEPHONE 1, TELEPHONE 2, and BATTERY 2 lights are on(again, like they normally are).
I called Comcast customer service and i went through the whole power cycle thing again to no avail. The tech told me to check the command prompt(ipconfig). He told me that my network was not identifying the connection. The tech told me that i was supposed to be receiving connection.
There are some strange things i noticed.
When I go to network and sharing center i see that my computer(USER-PC) is connected to the network(Network 3) but my network(Network 3) cant connect to the internet. When I click my network icon i see my computer along with the shared devices. The thing I find strange is that the WRT54G icon is missing. Everytime I wanted to disable the router, or when i wanted to view the device webpage i would go to this location. Now its not there.
When I access the routers webpage, I go to status-router and under ip address, it simply shows 0's.
Im running out of ideas and its driving me nuts. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!