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So I have a small home network running off a HP J2602A ... it's got like 48 ports but I only have 3 computers, heh. Well I connect my main machine to it and it will not aquire an IP. The computer will detect the connection and the network icon will appear in the system tray, telling me it's "Renewing your IP address", but then it can never succeed. I have other computers which connect to this router no problems, so I know it is something to do with this computer itself. I tried to use the motherboard ethernet, and a PCI ethernet card both, and they each have the same result. Any ideas why this computer refuses to talk to my router??
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Is it a router or just a switch?
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Yeah if it is just a switch it might not work. I would suggest getting a router if you only have that many computers hooked up to it.
    
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Set the ip's yourself. When mine was set to dhcp it always did this.
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
Set the ip's yourself. When mine was set to dhcp it always did this.
Hmm. How do I set my IP manually..? I know I've done it once a long time ago but help me refresh my mem. =) doiing
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post #6 of 18
Go to:
Network Connections-->Right click on local connection-->click on properties-->scrool down in the little box and click on Internet Protocol (tcp/ip)-->press properties-->and set the ip and dns yourself. The ip should be 192.168.0.x I would set your primary rig to 192.168.0.1, and the rest in order. Then for subnet mask it should be 255.255.255.0 and for defualt gateway it should be 192.168.0.1 If the switch is 192.168.1.1, then change all the ip values above i mentioned to be 192.168.1.2 and above. And finally for dns server, thats also 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1
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post #7 of 18
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by jove I think he's onto something here! Well I did what you said. The only part I'm confused about is how do I know the IP of the switch?
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post #8 of 18
That i do not know. Make a connection to the router and go into internet explorer. Type 192.168.0.1 and see if a login box pops up. Then type 192.168.1.1 and see if it pops up. Although i'm not sure if switches have configuration modules like routers. Its worth a try. If it does pop up, type "admin" for the username and "password" for the passwprd. Both without the qoutations.
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post #9 of 18
or you could pop up the command prompt, then type 'tracert www.google.com' the first hop should be your switch, and it should give the address of it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
or you could pop up the command prompt, then type 'tracert www.google.com' the first hop should be your switch, and it should give the address of it.
That gives you your LAN ip, the one that should never be shared.
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