Bette, you seem to be a sweetie, but I have to tell you, my reply was not meant for you; it was meant for the OP (Original Poster) Steven, other readers, not you alone
Anyway, I will try to clear some things up about a home network and Internet, which may help you understand things a bit better…
I don’t know what you mean by “I am not using my internet” though.
What I actually said to Steven (and implied) is that he is “NOT using Internet” when he speaks of the problems he has with his equipment. His problems lie solely with his basic home network setup; it is not configured correctly somewhere within it. Internet has no affect here.
Bette, The Internet service is an “add-on” service to a Home Network. A home network created simply by nothing but a router (with no modem required) that sends out a wireless radio signal in the house. With just the router set up, people can “network” devices; e.g.,two computers together, or a My Cloud to a Smart TV and connect each of these with each other ( or say, a computer and a Smart TV and a My Cloud) None of these signals between the devices even ever see or need an Internet service to work together. Yet, most people today have a home network that includes Internet service as an add-on, for a charge, of course. Think of Internet service like you do cable TV; it is an additional service into the home. With Internet added, people can have web browsing, email, and subscribe to streaming services like Netflix to bring movies into the home.
So what I was implying by my comment was Steven’s problem were not being caused by “Internet” issues, they are a home network issue he is having, and even if he unplugged the Internet line to his home he would still have the issues, because they are network-based, not Internet-based reasons things are not working correctly for him.
Many people speak of the home network and the Internet in their home as being the same thing, and hopefully I have explained that the Internet is a separate part of a home network that can be added to the home network, and most often is today.