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'Requesting network address'

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rowaneisner, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. rowaneisner

    rowaneisner Thread Starter

    Apr 3, 2010

    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.

  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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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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