cannot acquire IP address
Posted on 2005-03-18
We have two computers on a network. One is running 98se the other XP pro sp2. We had been sharing a dial up connection with the XP computer as host (we don't have cable or dsl available). We just purchased a high speed satellite system. The installer said the settings had to be "obtain IP address automatically" and "obtain dns server automatically". The 98se computer has internet connection. The XP does not. It cannot acquire an IP address. If i hit repair..it says it cannot renew the ip address. When i run ipconfig..everything is zeros. If I try ipconfig/renew..i get "an error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 6. The RPC server is unavailable." When i run services.msc and check RPC it is started and set to automatic. I have tried three different ethernet cards, same results with each. (All wiring IS hooked up properly)Any ideas?