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Vista loses IP config when undocking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gizzzo, Aug 12, 2008.

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  1. gizzzo

    gizzzo Thread Starter

    Aug 12, 2008
    I used to use ThinkVantage's Access Connections to manage my network connection profiles on my Thinkpad. I just recently uninstalled it because I decided to just rely on the Vista has natively.

    Since our office requires static IP, I set that up at the LAN properties.

    Everything works fine when I start from a clean boot. It's when I undock and redock to the docking station that problem starts.

    I lose the static IP configuration. Instead Vista assigns:
    IP: (supposed to be 10.11.2.xxx)
    Subnet: (supposed to be
    Gateway: blank
    DNS: correct

    I now find myself having to do a reboot everytime I just need to undock and go to a 30 minute meeting when I used to be able to undock and redock without any problems whatsoever.

    Why does Vista assign this random IP when it is hard configured?

    How can I solve this problem?

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I suggest re-installing the working solution, perhaps that's why it's there. :)
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