net visibility problem
Posted on 2004-08-03
some days my win 2000 laptop refuses to connect to the office LAN.
I have to disable and to re-enable the network connection to see other PC's shared folders or to connect to the Internet (we use Internet Connection Sharing from an XP server with IP address automatically assigned by the server). But the connection keeps going on and off. Some times I have to re-enable the connection. Other times the connection automatically re-enable after a few attempts of visualizing the shared folders. Restarting the laptop (or the server) doesn't seem to improve the situation. Then, magically, some days after, everything keeps running smoothly.
I think I understood this happens when I had to connect my laptop to a customer's network with a specific IP address and then change the option back to automatically assigned IP.
Did someone have the same experience and solved the problem?