Right, here is the scenario, two home computers, both running windows XP.
We are trying to get the internet to work on them, but currently we cant get it to.
We (Think) we are using a crossover cable, weird thing is, is that the net worked for a good few hours but then desided to just stop. Since then only the host computer has worked.
Both computers can see each other (We can play Lan games just fine) but no internet on the client.
When the client computer does the ipconfig /release in the cmd we get this...
Local Area connection 4
Connection-specific DNS suffix . .
Autoconfigion IP address . . I188.8.131.52
Subnet mask . . 255.255.0.0
Default gateway . .
When he does ipconfig /renew
Windows IP Configuation
An error occurred while renewing interface local area connection 4 . . Unable to connect your DHCP server request has timed out.
We are running BT broadband ADSL, its an allways on but you do need to dail up to connect. Both computers have firewalls turned off, including windows firewall.
Hope you lot can help..