Yes it is set to automatically obtain ip address. I just spent another hour on the phone with Aliant. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my internet connection because i can connect on laptop through wireless Aliant router. I need a new Ethernet Adapter. I even tried to download drivers for my VIA PCI 10/100mb Fast Ethernet Adapter, but i had no internet connection to install them on my desktop. Guess i will have to buy a new adapter.