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IP configuration - cant get an internet connection


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listenmirndt

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I can't get the internet on my PC

Using a direct cable connection, and a fixed IP address

I have setup with the home networking wizard and configured my PC to connect directly to the internet, I am not using a router, also I do not have a firewall running.

I have entered in my IP / DNS / Gateway ( etc ) in Internet Protocol TCP/IP by right clicking my network card -> properties in Network Connections

I am sure all that part is OK.

I have taken this PC into the shop a few times and had them configure it, I dont know what they did, somthing in command prompt I think - I wonder if somone could tell me what I might try?

Any ideas would be great,

Thanks
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Tyger

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First of all if you're using PPPoE you will be assigned an IP by their DNS server. So you have to start with automatic configuration. You will be assigned that IP for at least one day, so what you do is then put that IP into your settings as the fixed IP.

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listenmirndt

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Thanks for the reply,
So -

I started by entering the IP address, then I ran the network setup wizard.

So, should I set the IP address to "obtain automatically" and re-run the network setup wizard?

Could you give me a few more steps, I dont understand exactly..

Thanks
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Are you running a home network?
Why are you setting up a static IP? the system should take care of your IP address.
Delete all enteriesand set it to DHCP, run the Network Wizard.
let me know how it goes.

Hope that helps.

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Usually it is best to start with "Obtain IP automatically" when dealing with ISP's. Normally, a static IP is used when setting up your own network as stated by samiko.
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