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I've tried powercycleing many times but it doesn't work. I just ran network analysis under help and support and passed every test, except it said my IP was invalid. I also called microsoft but they said they couldn't help me with my problem and to ccall this other number that is pay-per-issue.
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Wait a minute.

You have a dsl connection with no router...you swapped this NEW computer in? (is it new)

The old computer works.

You are getting an automatic IP.

I wonder, and suspect, if your ISP authorizes IP addresses based on MAC addresses (hardware)

Who set up your DSL?
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No I have a cable connection direct without any router, and I set it up. What do you mean by swapping in computers. I have this computer i'm typing on which is a mac laptop, and the other computer i'm working on is a windows XP. I have no problem just plugging the ethernet cable into the mac and getting a static IP address, but when I plug the cable into my windows it just gives me an IP of: 169.254.152.192. I have no idea what to do.
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you mean the MAC gets a dynamic IP address.

Plug in the mac, or other PC, boot, and get a dynamic address.

Start > run, cmd
enter

type
ipconfig /all
write down the ip address and subnet, gateway and dns servers

Shut down, hook up your PC, start, right click on Network Place, properties, choose the local area connection, right click, choose properties, choose Internet Protocal, choose PROPERTIES button


choose the USE THE FOLLOWING IP NUMBERS
insert IP, subhet and gateway

choose USE THE FOLLOWING NAME SERVERS
insert dns server numbers..


click OK

reboot,

Work now?
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Is your computer overclocked? Just to make sure that you don't have a BIOS problem I would set it to default values and try again.

Are you sure that you have the correct driver for your LAN card? Did the computer find the driver during XP installation or did you install it latter?

If after checking these points you still have connectivity problems I would suspect the LAN card. First, I would try to move it to another pci slot. If that doesn't help I would try to replace it temporarily with another card.
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I HAVE FINNALY FIXED IT!!!!!! :tazz: My friend came over and we looked at the problem for a while, did alot of trial and error, then he came up with a smart idea to try the router. We plugged it in and the DNS finally resolved! The computer for some reason doesn't resolve without a router. Thanks for all your hellp everyone.

Merry Christmas!!
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