Windows XP pro - Cannot connect to Internet when using static IP
Posted on 2005-04-19
I've recently upgraded (?) to Win XP and am running into the following problem:
Computer is connected to a small office network via a wireless NIC, I am using a Belkin wireless router that connects to our DSL and acts as a DHCP server. The router is at 192.168.1.1. If change the TCP/IP setting for the NIC from 'acquire IP automatically' to a manual setting of 192.168.1.200, then I can still connect to the network - all network shares etc. are intact - but the internet connection no longer works.
Didn't have this problem in Win2K - not sure what to do. I have turned off the WinXP SP2 firewall entirely - I went and disabled it in services - so I'm assuming that's not it. Gotta get this working because the application gateways on the router require a static IP address.