I have 7 computers in my basement. All XP, excpet one with ME. I have cable internet and a D-link 614+ router. I have always had a extra network card in my main PC which was connected to my 8-port switch via that card, while that main computer revieved it's internet through the onboard NIC via the router and modem.
Worked fine forever... Two days ago, my VOIP quit working, and I tried to figure out why... After messing with settings, I now have not VOIP and the NIC that saw the network keeps appearing as "limited or no connectivity". I also called the VOIP people and my account had problems, so that is why it wasn't working...
Still cannot get the lan up though. I let the D link be the DHCP server and it does a nice job with the cable/router connection, but cannot assign the second NIC's IP.
If I manually set the IP, the router dissapears for Windows.
If I check the IP when I get the Failed response for obtaining a IP it is like this. 169.254.4.111
Is there a second place that might be trying to assign IP's? Are Windows and my Router duking it out? I had my router set to 192.168.0.2 instead of .1 on the previous setup. Is 192.168.0.1 reserved or anything.
Thanks for your time.