I would suggest a couple of things, I would not enter a DNS, however, you could enter a gateway if you want, however I do not think it is necessary. The one that is getting a 169 number shows me that either the NIC or DHCP is not working. I would go under hardware, device manager and make sure the NIC is working fine. Check both ends of the cat 5 cable and make sure you have it plugged into a good slot, switch it with one of the other connections on your router. If you run cmd at the start\run command and do a ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew and then ipconfig /all do you see it being assigned a number yet? Also is the link light lit on your NIC? It sounds like hardware right now without more specifics. :>) Dave -----Original Message----- From: Bob Noble [mailto:bnoble@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2003 4:46 PM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Re: Networking question Hi Carl, I had a similar problem where it was assigning a number out of the realm xp uses automatically, which may be your case also. You need to do a properties on your connection under start, connect to, Right click your connection and left click properties. It's under network tab. Make sure you fill in the dns server, which is the same as the main computers. 192.168.0.1 Make it 192.168.0.3 . Your system will likely work better if you make your main computer 192.168.0.1, as that is the one that xp likes best for some auto reasons I've forgotten.I'd make number two 192.168.0.2. If you do this make sure your dns server settings are set to the main computer's IP address, 192.168.0.1. Bob Noble www.sonic.net/bnoble ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ctm007" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxx>; <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2003 1:30 PM Subject: [pcductape] Networking question | Hey Guys, | | I have 3 computers networked on my home system and computers #1 & 2 have | Windows XP Professional and Computer #3 has Windows XP home. I use | computer 1 to connect to the Internet via cable modem and Computer 2 | connects to Internet via Router off cable modem. Computer 3 also is | connected to the router. However Computer 3 will not connect to the | Internet even though the "2computers" icon is on. All 3 computers obtain | IP addresses under Internet Protocol as Address Type: DHCP. The IP Address | for the 3 computers are: | | Computer 1)- IP Address: 192.168.1.101 - connects ok to Internet | Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 | Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 | | Computer 2)- IP Address: 192.168.1.100 - connects ok to Internet | Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 | Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 | | Computer 3)- IP Address: 169.254.114.139 - WILL NOT CONNECT | Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0 | Default Gateway: ....none | | All 3 computers are configured to allow the system to assign the IP address | automatically. It is apparent that computer 3 is not assigning IP address | correctly. How do I fix that? | | Carl | ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx | | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to | pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field | OR by logging into the Web interface. | To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface. _________________________________________________________ This e-mail, including attachments, contains information that is confidential and may be protected by attorney/client or other privileges. This e-mail, including attachments, constitutes non-public information intended to be conveyed only to the designated recipient(s). If you are not an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized use, dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this e-mail, including attachments, is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify me by e-mail reply and delete the original message and any attachments from your system. _________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.