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ipconfig /release does not release IP Address

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ipconfig /release does not release IP Address

jviso
Dear friends of Tech Republic, I have run into this situation several times and I still don't know what is going on. I am working on this peer-to-peer network (5 PCs), all connected through a Paradyne DSL modem. All the PCs are running a mixture of WinXP Pro and Home edition. I am able to get 4 desktops on-line in no time, they get their IP addresses from the Paradyne modem/router via DHCP. Now, with this Compaq Laptop with Windows XP Home edition, I get a connection since I can see the little icon lid-up by the system tray. The laptop is not getting an IP address from the modem/router and when I try to do "ipconfig /release" it won't release (why?)the ip address. I even forced the IP address by assigning it by hand...Still no connection to the internet. I plugged in another laptop in the same connection and it works perfectly. The laptop autoconfigures the IP address everytime if I let it obtain an IP address from the DHCP server 169.254.x.x. I did not try re-setting the TCP/IP stack...
I would really love to hear your suggestions!