Network Card Loses Static IP Address

By Congero ·
I have entered a static ip address on a users windows xp computer by going to the Lan Connection 1/internet protocol properties/general tab. After I enter the static ip and press ok I get a dialog box that tells me I must reboot to accept this change. When I reboot the machine and check the ip address it has reverted back to obtain an address automatically I have also disabled the dhcp client on this machine.

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IP address

by ozi Eagle In reply to Network Card Loses Static ...


Its unusual for XP to require a reboot after changing IP addresses, unlike earlier windows.

I would try turning off system restore before setting new addresses.

Also run anti virus etc software to make sure your machine is not infected.


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by imagictech In reply to IP address

I forgot to include that in my first response but that is right. I never have to reboot after changing the IP. Generally, you are prompted to reboot only after something has changed like the protocols bound to the NIC or the network client or something major. Something is obviously not config'd correctly or corrupted with the NIC driver/protocols. perhaps a removal and re-installation with an updated driver for the NIC?

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by imagictech In reply to Network Card Loses Static ...

can you elaborate on disabling the DHCP client? the client is automatically turned off when you static an IP. I know this is going to sound really, really stupid so bear with me but....

I have had issues if i just click OK on some things without hitting apply first. I know that sounds retarded and maybe it is but I have been befuddled on the little stuff like that before.

Generally, I have never had an issue with network settings like that unless I had something specifically wrong with the TCP protocol stack or winsock or something like that. just for giggles, try removing and re-installing the NIC just to freshen up the driver and the protocols. Is this the first time you have ever done this to this particular system?

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