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Static v.DHCP NIC

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SPG, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. SPG

    SPG Flightless Bird

    Friend has a Dell Dimension with XP Pro SP3. When the system is at the
    office we can access the internet with a
    static IP. When at home switching to DHCP we get the error message cable
    disconnected. Hooking another system at
    home we have no problem getting the internet. Any ideas ?

    Thanks,

    Sam
     
  2. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:uZKPIITKLHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    SPG <nomail@nomail.com> typed:

    > Friend has a Dell Dimension with XP Pro SP3. When the system is at
    > the office we can access the internet with a static IP.


    *Which* static IP? Is it one that you just pulled out of a hat, or was it
    assigned to "your friend" by the network admin at work? Your OP was made
    using 65.40.165.118.

    > When at home switching to DHCP we get the error message
    > cable disconnected.


    .... and what device is serving the DHCP? Is any firewall allowing the DHCP?

    You really need to describe the network topology much better, as people just
    aren't too inclined to play guessing games.
     
  3. SPG

    SPG Flightless Bird

    The office IP was assigned by the network admin. At home it IP address is
    assigned by a router. The router (4 port) is used for 3 machines. I can
    hook into it with my laptop with no problems.

    Sam

    "Greg Russell" <grussell@example.con> wrote in message
    news:8apo6oFipkU1@mid.individual.net...
    > In news:uZKPIITKLHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    > SPG <nomail@nomail.com> typed:
    >
    >> Friend has a Dell Dimension with XP Pro SP3. When the system is at
    >> the office we can access the internet with a static IP.

    >
    > *Which* static IP? Is it one that you just pulled out of a hat, or was it
    > assigned to "your friend" by the network admin at work? Your OP was made
    > using 65.40.165.118.
    >
    >> When at home switching to DHCP we get the error message
    >> cable disconnected.

    >
    > ... and what device is serving the DHCP? Is any firewall allowing the
    > DHCP?
    >
    > You really need to describe the network topology much better, as people
    > just
    > aren't too inclined to play guessing games.
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. thecreator

    thecreator Flightless Bird

    Hi Sam,

    The problem is that the Network Administrator of the Office assign the
    Computer a Specific IP Address to be used at the Office with their Router.

    At home, the Router assigns the IP Address. It can be a Static IP
    Address, but the DNS Server Addresses may be different from the Office at
    home.

    If it is a Company Laptop, the operator may not be able to go into the
    Wireless Network Connection Properties and change the Internet Protocol,
    ahem, the IP Address. That may be blocked by the Network Administrator.

    Your friend needs to ask, for permission to make changes or he is out of
    luck.


    --
    thecreator




    "SPG" <nomail@nomail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23G0EgaUKLHA.5464@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > The office IP was assigned by the network admin. At home it IP address is
    > assigned by a router. The router (4 port) is used for 3 machines. I can
    > hook into it with my laptop with no problems.
    >
    > Sam
    >
    > "Greg Russell" <grussell@example.con> wrote in message
    > news:8apo6oFipkU1@mid.individual.net...
    >> In news:uZKPIITKLHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    >> SPG <nomail@nomail.com> typed:
    >>
    >>> Friend has a Dell Dimension with XP Pro SP3. When the system is at
    >>> the office we can access the internet with a static IP.

    >>
    >> *Which* static IP? Is it one that you just pulled out of a hat, or was it
    >> assigned to "your friend" by the network admin at work? Your OP was made
    >> using 65.40.165.118.
    >>
    >>> When at home switching to DHCP we get the error message
    >>> cable disconnected.

    >>
    >> ... and what device is serving the DHCP? Is any firewall allowing the
    >> DHCP?
    >>
    >> You really need to describe the network topology much better, as people
    >> just
    >> aren't too inclined to play guessing games.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
     

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