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    XP Pro networking


    by bmorse ·

    I need help… I installed 30 XP Pro computers. I noticed that they were quite slow on the network so i checked their IP’s. DHCP is giving out the same IP for all 30 systems? The IP is a valid IP in my scope ( but i cannot figure why it is doing this? If i assign static IP’s all is well. I check DHCP on the 2000 server and it registers to one of the 30 systems but does not list any others??? Any ideas??

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    • #2683209

      Get rid of

      by guruofdos ·

      In reply to XP Pro networking

      all the static IP addresses!

      Run the network setup wizard and let that do the honours! Create a netsetup floppy and then run that on the machine you have designated as server.

      Works every time 🙂

      • #2683208


        by guruofdos ·

        In reply to Get rid of

        I said server, I meant Internet Gateway!

    • #2682921

      MAC Address…?

      by kiwirick ·

      In reply to XP Pro networking

      Here’s a thought – check the MAC address of the NIC’s using IPCONFIG. I saw some new XP machines today and all 6 had a mac address of 00-00-00-00-00-00!
      But they wouldn’t talk to each other at all, let alone slowly….
      Not sure why they are like this. I thought every MAC address is supposed to be a unique number? We gave them a value via the device manager, and it worked….??

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