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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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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 :-)

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Get rid of

I said server, I meant Internet Gateway!

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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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