i.p. address

  User-994545 17:25 12 Jul 2008

is the ip address,specific to one location (one postcode, one ip address)or one computer one ip address,as i have 2 computers,one saying ip address missing-ip address are all zero,s

  Clapton is God 18:08 12 Jul 2008
  bremner 11:44 13 Jul 2008

You will have one IP address supplied to you from your ISP.

How that is translated to your individual computers will emtirely depend upon your setup.

Please describe your setup in terms of modem and router.

  User-994545 01:29 14 Jul 2008

2 computers 1 running permanently on ethernet.but a spare laptop.get the ethernet cable put in sometimes. (this is not me but a relative)which now has no connection due to no ip address.idont know if someone has been trying to get a wireless network or not.so im a bit in the dark.

  cream. 17:18 15 Jul 2008

They are two types of IP address

One is fixed number that you have all the time. This is called a

Static IP address.

You would need to put this address, along with a few other settings, into any computer/ computers you use.

The other is a

Dynamic IP address

This address is automatically given to you when you log-on to your ISP's server. They have a large number of IP addresses that they allocate every time you use the internet. So when you shut down your browser or turn off your router, the next time you access the internet you will be given a new IP number.

The settings for this on the computer are usually auto. So if you connect another computer, via lan cable from a router. The machine will instantly access the internet.

It sounds as if you have a static IP and need to input those details into the other computer.

For that we need to know

If you are using a router. make and model.

Which operating system are you using.

  User-994545 23:28 15 Jul 2008

the desk top is using vista home,laptop xp home.the router is a lynx.which they could never get the hang of.not the routers fault.more to do with technophobia.so they swap the lead.and call dad, thank for the help

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