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TerryNet

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Don't know if this has anything to do with the problem, but what's that "Microsoft Loopback Adapter" on the broken computer?

Your broken PC is getting its IP config dynamically while your others have static IP configurations assigned. That's no problem as long as the static IP assignments do not conflict with the router's Dhcp address range.

Onsite: I think you skipped over a line--the only wireless I see says "Media disconnected." :)
 
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PS. I have not made any chages to the firewall settings
TURN OFF YOUR FIREWALL

i think i would tend to make all of the clients DHCP or all static, one or the other

That's no problem as long as the static IP assignments do not conflict with the router's Dhcp address range.
very good point
 

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Guys,

Thanks for your advice. I have solved it and am posting the cause here in the hope that it will help others.

I have still not touched the firewall settings. (It is enabled) I knew I had not touched them in the first place and so they should not be the issue.

As a precaution I removed the loop back adapter. Again this had been in place for a year and so I do not believe it was the cause.

It seems that when I had the lap top out on a client's site and connected to the client I must have changed the Home Office network name from WORKGROUP to MSHOME. I have no recollection of doing this, and still am puzzeled how it happened. Once I discovered the network name was incorrect, I fixed it, then ran the home network wizard and it all worked again.

Cheers
Cliff
 
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Yes, if I remember correctly, if you change some network settings, or basically mess around with the network at all, Windows likes to change the workgroup name to MSHOME.
 
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