I just changed ISPs from Hughesnet to Verizon and had to change routers from a Buffalo Airstation to a Cradlepoint MBR1000. This new router allows me to plug my USB modem and hard wire my desktop computer. After making the change, I noticed the WHS icon on my desktop computer was grayed out. I then learned that I could not access the WHS Console and get the message 'This computer cannot connect to your home server. Check your network connection and that your home server is powered on. If your home serve has recently started, try again in a few minutes.'
The odd part is that I can still access the contents of my server through the mapped network drives as well as remote in to the desktop. My laptop which is wirelessly connected to my network still allows me to access the console.
I have tried resetting the console, rebooting the computer, router and server. WHS is recognized by my router and assigned a static local IP address.
Any ideas or thoughts about what might be causing this would be appreciated.