PC disconnects from network when IP automatically assigned by router/ISP
Posted on 2006-05-10
Small business (printer) with peer to peer network with one Mac (OS 9.2) and one PC running Windows XP Home. Up to now, internet access has been thru AOL dialup. Each computer and printer assigned a unique IP address (13.248.10.XXX). DSL recently installed, static IP address range. I set up a DSL router and connected the exissting 16 port switch via regular Ethernet patch cable. After I set up the TCP/IP in the Mac to auto assign, it worked fine on both Internet and printing to all the printers. However, when I set the Windows PC to automatically assign the IP address, I can get the Internet, but I lose connection to the Mac and all the printers, which just won't do. I didn't set up this network in its original configuration, so that's about all I know about it. Help! Client is very anxious. Too late to get help from DSL support, and I don't expect too much from them. They're mostly concerned with the DSL to the job site, it seems.