+ 0 Votes IP settings p.j.hutchison 7 years ago What does IPCONFIG show when you run it? Is it getting the right IP address? Have you tried using PING tool (ping itself, ping its router, ping an outside address)? + 0 Votes Not Tracking robert.vivarelli 7 years ago How do I know if it is the correct IP address when I run IPCONFIG? + 0 Votes ah oh CG IT 7 years ago Since you have DSL, then I assume you have a DSL router. The DSL router typically has a built in switch that you connect the computers to. The DSL router also typically has DHCP server turned on by default [DHCP provides IP addresses to workstations/hosts]. Depending upon which DSL router you have, the typical address range it will give to workstations/host is 192.168.1. 2-254 or 192.168.2. 2-254 [the 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 are reserved for the router address]. So when you run ipconfig from the command prompt it will tell you the address of the workstation/host. [see above] if it has 169.X.X.X then DHCP on the router isn't providing an address. so what IP address do you get on the machine when you run ipconfig from the command prompt? + 0 Votes Addressing p.j.hutchison 7 years ago It will either return a zero address (0.0.0.0) or an APIPA address (169.254.x.x) or an address that does not resemble any other address on your network.