hi. the laptop running XP runs ok, but when it is swiched off or restarted, it can not find the connection, if i right click the icon on the taskbar and click "repair" it says something about renewing the IP address and to try again.
then it is ok till the next time i switch it off.
anyone any idea why it does it and how can i get it to stay ok..
hi. just checked, the "never dial" box is ticked, the only box ticked in the LAN thingy, is the "automatically detect settings" is the only box ticked, i am i suppose to untick that as well...the whole thing was fine before i went away for two weeks.
hi again, just tried it all and the icon had a cross through it, when i clicked the icon to view network connections the "voyager" was not listed, i went into "network connections and the " LAN or high speed internet" and the cross through it, i right clicked and then clicked "repair" and it said resetting IP address. it then connected...
Under the Support Tab click on Details and make a note of these numbers carefully and what they refer to. You don't need the Physical Address at the top or the WNS Server at the bottom.
Go back to the General Tab to the left of Support and press Properties. Double click on Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) and enter the numbers above by manaully configuring the two options.i.e. change them both to 'Use the following........'
If this doesn't make sense post back.It's a lot easier than I have probably made it out to be. You can always simply change the settings back if it doesn't work but I think it will as you wont have to search for the IP details each time.