help: how to assign a network address

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hi, my LAN icons have that yellow sign with an exclamation point saying "limited or no connectivity" -- (I run winxp)it further explains that this is because "the network did not assign a network address to the computer."

I had ICS set up yesterday using a hub and it was working fine but this morning I encounter this problem.

How do I manually assign an IP addres?
 

folken

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Right click on my network places and go to propterties.
Right click on your lan connection and go to propterites.
Find "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" in the list, select it, and hit properties.
Then you can move the selection to "use the following IP address" and enter an IP.
IP: anything
Subnet: if your IPs are 192.168.x.x use 255.255.255.0
Gateway: the IP of your ICS machine
DNS1: usually one of your ISPs DNS servers
DNS2: usually one of your ISPs DNS servers

You can find that info by going to a command prompt on the ICS machine while it is connected to the internet and typing in ipconfig /all. It will list the DNS servers for your internet connection.

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