I have been having network problems ever since I upgraded my laptop from Win98SE to Win XP. It says the computer is connected to my home network, but the packets sent and recieved stays at zero. I went through your home network tutorial and it said that if my "Address Type" did not say "Assigned by DHCP" I should ask for help. Mine says "Automatic Private Address" next to "Address Type". I also noticed that your tutorial said that my IP Address should not start with a 169 or a 172. Well mine starts with a 169. So if you have any suggestions I would be very greatful.
Thank you in advance!