Posted on 2006-03-24
In my local area network there are four computers. One computer which is the "master" computer on the network, shares files, it's printer and the internet to the other three computers on the network.
Today, I had to reinstall Windows XP on one of the computers on the network (not the master computer). Since then, I've been unable to get ICS to work properly. Whenever any of the computers on the network attempt to connect, there is a long pause before an IP address is assigned, and the IP address which is assigned is of an incorrect range and not 192.168.0.x.
To my knowledge, all settings are correct on the machine which had a reinstall of XP Home. Additionally, none of the previously working settings have changed on the other three machines. I still can't seem to get to the bottom of this though, even with the firewall on each machine turned off.
I would really appreciate any suggestions anyone may have to help me fix this problem.