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Ron1of7

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My brother-in-law moved to Germany. His computer sat in the other brother-in-law's garage for about 18 months. Then my wife convinced him to donate that computer to one of my daughters (who is a freshman in college). My job was to 'make it work'.

It booted ok so I tryed to connect to the Internet. No go. I made sure the drivers for the NIC card were up to date. I reviewed the settings and tryed to set it to automatically get an ID from the router that I am using for net connectivity. The weird thing is that it is not getting an ID for my local network. When I run IPCONFIG, it shows a number that would seem to be from my ISP.

Does anyone have an idea how I can force it to use a number from my local range? If I needed to manually enter a network id, where would be the spot?

It is an older COMPAQ running XP. The NIC card is a 3COM Etherline III. Thanks.
 
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Ron1of7 said:
My brother-in-law moved to Germany. His computer sat in the other brother-in-law's garage for about 18 months. Then my wife convinced him to donate that computer to one of my daughters (who is a freshman in college). My job was to 'make it work'.

It booted ok so I tryed to connect to the Internet. No go. I made sure the drivers for the NIC card were up to date. I reviewed the settings and tryed to set it to automatically get an ID from the router that I am using for net connectivity. The weird thing is that it is not getting an ID for my local network. When I run IPCONFIG, it shows a number that would seem to be from my ISP.

Does anyone have an idea how I can force it to use a number from my local range? If I needed to manually enter a network id, where would be the spot?

It is an older COMPAQ running XP. The NIC card is a 3COM Etherline III. Thanks.
Hi Ron1of7,

Contact the Moderators by clicking on the white outlined in red triangle at the upper right-hand corner of your original post at TSG, and ask them to move your thead over to the Networking subforum where you will stand a better chance of getting help on this networking matter.

-- Tom
 

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I've moved you to networking for better exposure.

How about you start by telling what patch level of Windows you're running. Also, are you connecting this to a router, directly to a modem, dial-up, what?

Open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
 

Ron1of7

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Thank you for the response. I continued to fiddle with it and finally got results a couple of days ago. My apologies for not posting.

Ron
 
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