As I asked before ARE THE TEN COMPUTERS in the office set up as a network of computers.
If that computer was to connect to the Internet, could you then talk to the other nine computers.
Is each computer simply connected to the internet and there is no communciation between each computer
If there is network is it a simple network or is there a server installationPeer and Server Networks
Networks of computers all of which are used as work stations are commonly known as "peer" networks. A server network requires an additional dedicated server machine, usually running expensive "server" software and therefore may be less attractive in a SOHO(Small Office Home Environment) context. When investigating groupware applications make sure to understand if a server and specific server software is required or if the application can run on a peer network. How to set up a TCP/IP network
You may want set up a local network for the Internet protocol TCP/IP (in addition to IPX) to allow use of applications which use TCP/IP and TCP/IP only games like Quake on your network. In addition you may want to set up TCP/IP to allow computers on your LAN to access the Internet as described below. To do this set up the TCP/IP protocol in Windows 98/XP networking and bind it to your Ethernet adapter. Each computer on the LAN needs to have its own address. The addresses in the ranges 10.10.10.0 to 10.10.10.255 and 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.0.255 have been reserved for local networks so no site on the Internet will have addresses in these ranges. Therefore you should give each computer on your LAN a different address within this range such as 10.10.10.1, 10.10.10.2, etc. Don't use 10.10.10.0 or 10.10.10.255 as these have special uses. Set the network mask to 255.255.255.0 on each computer. You may be able to use the network connection wizard to automatically set up your network.
When you are satisfied that this is a stand alone computer not configured to communicate with any of the other nine computers
Then go Control Panel, Network Connections and on the connection for the ethernet, not the 1394 connection if that is shown which simply indicates the presence of a Firewire port and is not used. Nor the Wireless connection, as you say this one is ethernet cable.
Right click that connection. On the window that opens in the small box, find the entry TCP/IP, click once on that to select.
Click Properties button just below and to the right of that box.
Are Obtain IP address and DNS both checked automatically.
If they are, do not change anything. Just exit out of there.
IF THEY ARE NOT checked automatically - see this before you proceed, as I am still NOT certain how the ten computers are set up.http://www6.nohold.n...&articleid=3686
The next step after verifying the setup is to see if you can ping the router.
You go start, run, type cmd.
and when the cmd window opens you type ping and the IP address of the router. After the cmd ping there is a space before the IP address.
my desktop is newly reformat with XP SP2If it has NEVER connected since the new installation I would proceed with the link to the router - first
Also Have you checked to see if the network card or the integrated network chip has the drivers installed.
Go start, right click My Computer, click properties, on the window that opens, click hardware click device manager and on Network adaptors, expand that. Is there any warning symbol shown.Please post the results.