View Full Version : *confused* winXP network problem

09-26-2003, 03:25 AM
one of my roommies has a winXP (home edition, if it matters) computer that suddenly lacks internet access. Upon checking it, I found that the ip address is automatically assigned, and is not that of the network (ie: is not an internal ip). I tried to manually change the ip settings, but since the computer is not part of the network, I think all I did was set up an ip address that is independent of the network.

How do I fix this?

09-26-2003, 04:27 AM
Usually, with XP, you just leave the IP address blank. And I think there's an option along the lines of "let windows detect my network settings". If all else fails, you could just re-run the network setup wizard, it's never failed me when i comes to setting up a simple network with ICS

09-26-2003, 02:15 PM
I've tried both those tactics to no avail last night. I'm not sure why the router isn't 'routing'.

09-26-2003, 02:27 PM
We had a problem with our aDSL line, and it turned out that most of our problems were becuase we were using cat-6 and not cat-5.
Also, you may want to check all the cable for kinks or tears, my cable gets pinched sometimes and the network drops me like a bad habit.

09-26-2003, 05:22 PM
Go to your local network setting on that machine, then open the tcp/ip properties, then set the IP yourself to one that is on the local network, with as the subnet mask. Leave the rest blank.

Also check that the cables are correctly plugged.