'Requesting network address'

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rowaneisner

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Hi

We have one internet connection which we use to connect two computers. An Xp machine makes the connection and serves my Linux machine over a local area connection. I have my machine set to request a dynamically allocated IP address, and if the XP machine connects first and then I plug in the LA network cable it works fine. But if I unplug my machine and reconnect it then it goes into permanently 'requesting network address from the wired network' and the other machine never responds and has to be restarted. As both are laptops which are moved independently this is a pain. Any suggestions much appreciated.

-r
 

TerryNet

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Save yourself a lot of grief and buy a router. (But if your modem has only a USB connection you will also need a modem, or else a modem/router combo).
 
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