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Have to reset router & modem


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OK my comp worked fine after reboots with XP... the internet came back up w/ no issues... now that I have Vista installed, I have to reset my router and modem every time I reboot my comp... I suspect it may be as simple as a setting somewhere or a driver update, but I don't know... Any help?

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Have you tried running the ipconfig /renew in a Command Prompt when you're unable to connect to the internet?
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How old is your router and modem?
Have you checked to see if they're compatible with Windows Vista?
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xtthew!, I have not tried the ipconfig/renew thing yet... and usasma, welcome back to helping me try to use my computer correctly...lol... but I mean, it should be compatible if they connect, right? I'm not sure, but it def does connect after the reset...

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There were issues with Vista and older modems/routers that manifested themselves this way. It has to do with the DHCP Broadcast Flag (and the solution is in this article if that's the case: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233
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Alright thanks... waiting to see if this fixes it...

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