Need to use XP Network Wizard on Startup

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paulmj

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I have three computers in a home LAN. One of the three has developed a bad habit of not recognizing the network when starting up after a complete shutdown. If I run the "Setup Home and Small Office Network" wizard, the computer will get on the network with no difficulty. However, I have to do it all the time.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
 
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Can you give a little more info on your network? For instanace, are you running a server? Are you using DHCP on either a server or router??
Do all the machines have the same network name?
 

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Three PCs all running XP, all connected through a LinkSys router. All three have been working fine for many months until a couple of days ago. Then one of the computers developed this problem of not recognizing the network when starting up. If I run the network setup wizard, it immediately connects.

The only thing new is I recently changed the router. A new, standard LinkSys 4-port DSL wired router. I configured the router per instructions, for a static IP address, and all works fine except when I shut down computer #3. I may be mistaken, but I don't think the router has anything to do with the problem.
 
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That type of router should have already come with a static address. Are you running DHCP on your router, or are all of your machines IP info configured statically?
 
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