So I once again must send out my apologies for a lack of recent updates. I am currently experiencing a problem with my computer dealing with "unknown networks" and "no valid IP address" being found that is essentially blocking me from getting online. I have spent some time researching the problem and have essentially learned that it is fairly common in the world of Windows PCs and there are multiple fixes being thrown around. As of typing this message (early Saturday morning) I have tried about half of them with no success. All this just makes it more obvious that I will need to eventually make the switch to Apple products when I have the cash.
I am going to keep at it, but for the time being I am giving up. I have a lot to do today, and I can't spend all my time trying to track down issues with my computer or my router or whatever. Somehow the wireless on my phone still works easily, which is what leads me to believe the problem lies either in the computer or the router. I am hoping I don't have to buy a new router, because that would be just one more expense I really can't afford in a long list of horrible expenses. I am hoping that if all my attempts fail, a quick call to my Internet Service Provider will reset my IP address and save the day.
For you techies that read my blog, I opened command prompt and ran ipconfig and saw that my current IP is a 169.254.x.x number, which I understand to be a problem...and also a unreal IP number. I also tried releasing and renewing in ipconfig, but it says it can't contact my DHCP server. I have tried accessing my router, but the numbers you usually type in to do so aren't opening my router functions. It isn't a firewall issue and I do not believe I have a virus (though it is conceivable). Any tech help I can get at this point would be splendid.
Again, sorry that this is happening. Posting from my phone is not fun for me and I am sure it is not fun for any of you. I wish I could solve this problem quicker than I am currently. But right now I am tired and must heave a great "le sigh" and flop into my bed. Hope this gets fixed soon.