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February 17, 2005 1:41:19 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

We have a group of several PC's running WinXP Pro and linked via Ethernet to
the internet and each other in a MS Workgroup. We just added a new machine
to the group, which came packaged with WinXP home. I set it up to join the
workgroup, and succeeded to get file and printer sharing. But the new one
wasn't seeing the internet.

Comparing the network parameters of the pre-existing group with the newbie I
noted that all the old group share a common "Default gateway, lets say
192.168.1.1. The newbie shows 192.168.2.1. I had nothing to do with this
setting.

I suspected it to be the problem and attempted to change it. That's where
I'm stumped. What's the procedure to set/reset the default gateway? I
tried ipconfig, but that merely displays the parameters.

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PT

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Anonymous
February 17, 2005 1:48:40 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

use ipconfig /renew

and yes, the gateway setting is the proplem.....

Robert....

"PT" <xyz@xyz.com> wrote in message
news:upPzquLFFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> We have a group of several PC's running WinXP Pro and linked via Ethernet
> to
> the internet and each other in a MS Workgroup. We just added a new
> machine
> to the group, which came packaged with WinXP home. I set it up to join
> the
> workgroup, and succeeded to get file and printer sharing. But the new one
> wasn't seeing the internet.
>
> Comparing the network parameters of the pre-existing group with the newbie
> I
> noted that all the old group share a common "Default gateway, lets say
> 192.168.1.1. The newbie shows 192.168.2.1. I had nothing to do with this
> setting.
>
> I suspected it to be the problem and attempted to change it. That's where
> I'm stumped. What's the procedure to set/reset the default gateway? I
> tried ipconfig, but that merely displays the parameters.
>
> --
> PT
>
>
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 4:53:06 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Assuming you are not using a DHCP server (ie, a system that has ICS enabled)
on your network -

Go to "Network Connection" from Control Panel.
Right-click the adapter and select "Properties"
On the "General" tab, highlight "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the
"Properties" button
On the "General" tab lists the options for your IP settings.

If you are using DHCP, you need to troubleshoot why that computer is not
receiving the proper configuration. I would first run "ipconfig /release"
and then "ipconfig /renew" to see if the proper settings are applied.

"PT" <xyz@xyz.com> wrote in message
news:upPzquLFFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> We have a group of several PC's running WinXP Pro and linked via Ethernet
> to
> the internet and each other in a MS Workgroup. We just added a new
> machine
> to the group, which came packaged with WinXP home. I set it up to join
> the
> workgroup, and succeeded to get file and printer sharing. But the new one
> wasn't seeing the internet.
>
> Comparing the network parameters of the pre-existing group with the newbie
> I
> noted that all the old group share a common "Default gateway, lets say
> 192.168.1.1. The newbie shows 192.168.2.1. I had nothing to do with this
> setting.
>
> I suspected it to be the problem and attempted to change it. That's where
> I'm stumped. What's the procedure to set/reset the default gateway? I
> tried ipconfig, but that merely displays the parameters.
>
> --
> PT
>
>
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 7:27:44 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

They're both in a different segment of the LAN 192.168.1.x & 192.168.2.x.
Same scheme as the default for linksys by the way. You could set both NICs
to take advantage of the DHCP services in the router - avoiding having to
deal with IP addresses. And then you could keep all connected PCs in the
same network segment with the router.

"PT" <xyz@xyz.com> wrote in message
news:upPzquLFFHA.3336@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> We have a group of several PC's running WinXP Pro and linked via Ethernet
> to
> the internet and each other in a MS Workgroup. We just added a new
> machine
> to the group, which came packaged with WinXP home. I set it up to join
> the
> workgroup, and succeeded to get file and printer sharing. But the new one
> wasn't seeing the internet.
>
> Comparing the network parameters of the pre-existing group with the newbie
> I
> noted that all the old group share a common "Default gateway, lets say
> 192.168.1.1. The newbie shows 192.168.2.1. I had nothing to do with this
> setting.
>
> I suspected it to be the problem and attempted to change it. That's where
> I'm stumped. What's the procedure to set/reset the default gateway? I
> tried ipconfig, but that merely displays the parameters.
>
> --
> PT
>
>
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