Unrelated plea for help. Figure maybe we can make this our unofficial official idk wtf I’m doing halp thread of random questions.
So yesterday I crawled into bed, watched TV on my Roku, read on my Kindle, surfed on my phone, went to sleep. This morning I woke up and turned on my Roku-powered tv so I could watch the news with my coffee and nothing. Not connected. Doesn’t even see my router. Kindle is fine. Phone is fine. Kids devices fine. My laptop not fine. DD17 laptop fine. Start the restart game. First just the rokus bc none of them connect so thought maybe it was some update they did and it messed it up. Nope. Then did the modem then router restart followed by restarting the rokus and my laptop (bc I have stuff to do). Nope. Then factory reset the rokus bc I like self-punishment. Nope. Got one to actually connect but so slow it took over five hours to set up.
So, I call my ISP just to be sure. They are good on their end. They can see my modem and it’s fine. They can see my router and don’t see any problems between the modem and router but it’s not their router so they can’t do much. Ok that’s fine.
Checked all connections. All cables are good. Switched to a different port/plug thingy in case it was going bad. Moved the router. Nothing. Absolutely no improvement at any point. Cell phone gets 30mbps on the wireless. My laptop gets 0.2 if it’ll connect at all.
So, wtf? I’ve exhausted all my technical knowledge and even learned some and exhausted that. All I want to do is listen to Pandora while cleaning the house and then watch Game of Thrones while I do paperwork and print out a couple of return labels. But no. I can’t bc I cannot get anything to see anything else.
It’s a Linksys WRT1900ACS which they still sell but this one is a few years old. The app says it’s UTD on firmware but since I cannot connect with my laptop I can’t log in through a web browser to see if there are other setting or issues I can see on the browser that I can’t see on the app.