Ok heres the situation. I am working in a small office network situation, and everything worked fine before last night when I installed a new copy of WinXP (because I needed SP1 [which requires legal copy]). Well now the main computer can nolonger access internet, or the network, but the rest of the computers can. After looking around and comparing, it appears I had on whats called APIPA, which im sure you all know. Anyways, I read around, and apparently I turned it off now...(reg tweak), and now it just says "invalid IP adress". Why wont this computer just connect through DCHP like the rest of the computers? I've been working on this for about 2 hours now, and still can't figure anything out! Please help me out here, it says DCHP is enabled in the properties, so now I'm going to make a run and get a new network cable, I think it might be that. Otherwise, please inform me of something I'm overlooking...this is very frusterating, but hey, thats the life of the computer tech. Thanks guys/gals!
Linksys Broadband 4 port router
Ameritech DSL modem
Windows XP professional
All computers connect through DCHP except the main computer
thanks guys, be back in a few, hopefully with some answe