I have had a new custom-build PC, with Windows 7 64-bit, for about 2 months. I've had no problems, but the other day my internet connection suddenly cut out, and I have not been able to retrieve it.
I can connect to the network, but can't get any internet access. The troubleshooter claims the DNS server isn't responding.
I've tried many of the common fixes I saw when I Googled the problem, including 1) trying to use the Google DNS servers (188.8.131.52 / 184.108.40.206) and other recommended servers (220.127.116.11 / 18.104.22.168) ; 2) re-installing the wireless adapter and its drivers
; 3) restarting the DNS and DHCP client in Administrative Tools -> Services ; 4) tried the 'netsh int ip reset' command in command prompt.
I also tried the ipconfig / command prompts. When I tried ipconfig /release, it told me 'media disconnected'.
Does this mean it's a hardware problem rather than software? Is my internet adapter broken? Or is there some other software/settings fix I can do that will solve this problem?
Many thanks for any and all help - I'm at my wits end!