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Not able to change LAN properties to connect at work to server

By wreinke67 ·
When I am at work I need to change my TCP/IP protocol to be able to connect to our network at the office. My problem is after I make the changes to the properties and go to close my computer locks up and then I have to reboot to get it back to normal and then when I check the changes they have reverted back to the previous settings. The only way it seems that I can do this is to delete the device and reboot and let the computer find the device and then I am allowed to set the properties once. If I then want to chenge it I have to go thru the whole process again. can someone help?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Not able to change LAN pr ...

Is your network card configured to recieve a DHCP-assigned address or is it hard-coded?

If it is hard-coded with an IP address, you will have to change it each time.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Not able to change LAN pr ...

changing IP addresses should not require a reboot in XP. XP Pro also incorporates an "Alternate Configuration" tab if you need 2 hardcoded IP addresses and or DHCP and hardcoded address.
Since the system is locking up after an IP change, I would suspect device driver issue. Search for newest drivers for your network card. Also check to see if any wireless is turned on at the same time as the LAN line is plugged in. I have run into this problem on several notebooks in the past.
After those, I would suggest resetting TCP/IP
start -- run --
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
this will reset the registry keys for TCP/IP back to default. This works only sometimes, but when it does it is a quick and painless fix. Otherwise, to reinstall TCP/IP you need to go into the registry and **** away winsock2
reboot and reinstall tcp/ip
if these dont help, let us know

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