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Posted on 2003-03-03
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
My OS is Windows 2000.

We have more 10 computers connected to the network. The internet connection was configured to “Automatically detects setting” and all the rest are connected to internet using the LAN.

There are instances that 1 or 2 computers cannot access the other computers and at the same can’t access to the internet too.  So I tried to assign an IP address and worked on the network, but I can’t connect to the internet.

How can I assign IP address to each computer w/o losing it’s connectivity to the internet.


Question by:jarley
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Beerman earned 225 total points
ID: 8061610
What kind of router and/or firewall do you have, and what is handing out the ip information.  It sounds like you may only have a dhcp ip pool of 10 ip's.  Increase the dhcp pool to as many ip's as you need. As far as assigning ip addresses, get the ip, mask, gateway, dns settings from a working computer and transfer those to a working pc, incrementing the ip by one with no duplicates.  If the subnet mask is, you can have 254 computers on the lan.  If the last number is anything but 0, let us know

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ID: 8062265

to find the present IP, gateway and subnet of a working computer enter "ipconfig" in the comand prompt..

and then copy it to the new computer except the IP that has to be unique.


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ID: 8064788

I also forgot to tell u that the DNS entry is important. the gateway connect u to the net but the DNS tell u where the sites are.

so instead of a 'ipconfig' type a 'ipconfig /all' u will get the DNS entries too.


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