2000 Pro Network address disappear yet IPCONFIG still acknowledges them to be good

Posted on 2002-03-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I am at a loss as to why the TCP/IP properties on this computer constantly show OBTAIN after I enter all the data, even the DNS info.  I can run IPCONFIG and it reads exactly as I set it up.  The computer is serving as a server in a two computer office.  I am very curious about this.
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I have also run the SP2 to no avail on this issue.
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Sorry, I don't follow. What do you mean by "constantly show OBTAIN"? What is your NIC hardware, have you tried updating the drivers?
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-If you're choosing "Specify an IP address" instead of Obtain an Ip automatically, be sure to hit apply after entering the IP address and subnet mask..
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There is no Apply button, you need to click OK several times and than close.
Do you have several lan cards, or this server also connected to Internet thru AOL or something like this?

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This computer is using a 3Com 905b tx PCI Card.  I have replaced the card and totally redone the network.  I have used "apply" and "OK".  I see, through IPCONFIG, that the setting I put in are still in force BUT when i go to the properties of the network connection, it reads OBTAIN IP.  The system seems to refuse to display what is actually being used.

Thanks for your help,

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1. Can you go to the Control Panel, open Users and Passwords and check that your current account is under Administrators group?
2. Can you check with IPCONFIG /ALL how many interfaces do you have and if any of them has the IP address that you have assigned?
3. Can you PING <your assigned address>?
4. what IP addresses has ROUTE PRINT output under Interface header?
I guess this information will be enough to solve your case.
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