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    Win XP forgets network settings

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    by steve.parkhouse ·

    I have 5 HP Pavilions working to broadband on a peer-to-peer network. Four work OK. If I set up the fifth to work to the broadband router it works fine until I switch of, then it says there is no network. The NIC is seeing the network (says a cable is unplugged if I dis it), but it won’t get an ip address (DHCP) from the router. If I repair the connection it works OK until the next time. I have restored it to day one – no good. I have downloaded all MS patches – no good. Any ideas?

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    • #3542812

      Reply To: Win XP forgets network settings

      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to Win XP forgets network settings

      can you swap network card’s with one that works, see if the problem follows the nic?

    • #3542727

      Reply To: Win XP forgets network settings

      by curacao_dejavu ·

      In reply to Win XP forgets network settings

      update the nic drivers or replace the nic.
      I have experienced the same thing (with wireless networks) disable and enable the nic did help.
      Since it doesn’t do it with w2k, I installed w2k instead continueing troubleshooting xp stuff.
      (cheap way out)
      It also happens only with xp.

      Leopold
      nt+w2k mcp btw)

    • #2747098

      Reply To: Win XP forgets network settings

      by matt ·

      In reply to Win XP forgets network settings

      I was having the same problem with my wireless network. I have an HP Pavilion as the host computer. My broadband connection plugs into my router and my router into my Pavilion.

      I noticed that if my Pavilion (host) is off, then I lose the connection on my laptop when I reboot. It seems like my laptop with OS XP searches for an “active” connection when booting up.

      I leave my Pavilion on now and I have yet to lose my connection.

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      Reply To: Win XP forgets network settings

      by steve.parkhouse ·

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