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LAN internet connection for Windows XP

By acrd0197cas ·
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I currently have 4 compuater connected to our server. 2 running windows 2000, 1 running windows 98 and 1 running windows XP. I have a dsl connection going into a hub a hub at the server where all computers share the internet. Currently I amhaving a problem connecting to the internet through the windows XP machine. The machine is connected to the server and does recieve email and such. Also the machine can connect to AOL using AOL's software through the internet connection. However it will not connect to any web pages unless connected through AOL. I had this problem with another computer that was running windows 2000. To solve this I went to a cmd prompt and typed ipconfig/release and then ipconfig/renew. I then went under internet explorer and to tools > internet options and set up a LAN internet connection again. This fixed the problem on the windows 2000 machine. I did try this on the windows XP machine and when I do the ipconfig/release all the ip address information shows up as 000.000.000.000 Why is it doing this? And what can be done to solve the internet connection problem?

Thanks
Chris

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by dave.osborne In reply to LAN internet connection f ...

ipconfig /release does exactly that, it releases all currently held ip addresses and related information thus making the ip address 000.000.000.000 ... did you remember to do ipconfing /renew afterwards?

What is your O/S on the server? Are youassigning the IPs for the computer yourself or are you using DHCP from the server?

Why are you even using a server? For such a small network, a router with a built in firewall will be able to network the 4 computers and allow you to get onlinewith all 4 at the same time ... not to mention it will cost a great deal less.

Make sure on the XP machine, if you are setting up the IP addresses yourself, that the IP address is in the same range as the others i.e. general small network setupis 192.168.1.x with 192.168.1.1 being the server's IP and the other computers using anything from 192.168.1.2-255 ... and only one computer per IP. Also remember to set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0 (another default) and the gateway to the server's IP. The DNS IPs should still be assigned by the server.

If you are using DHCP, make sure it is allowing 4 concurrent assigned IPs.

If you aren't sure about something or if you want more info on something, just let me know.

Hope this helps.

-Dave

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You can create a network bridge on the windowsXP computer and create a boot disk from that computer, that you can install on the other computers. Then it will maybe work

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