Reconnecting network hardware

I have 2 Compaq 6710b laptops with exactly the same setup. XP Pro, Dlink DI 624S, Broadcom Netling Gigabit Ethernet.

The connection to my LAN disdappeared on one of them and I tried everything I could think of and finally tried Net work Setup Wizard. This simpply said I was not connected to the network (thanks very much) and that I should reconnect network cables which since one lap top works aere obviously connected or otherwise connect my network hardware. It unfortunately does not tell me how and I would appreciate any help I can get.
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  1. Can we get a ipconfig /all from both computers? Check in the device manager on the offending laptop to see if there is a driver issue with the adapter. Are you trying to connect wirelessly or wired?
  2. Swap cables with the laptops, is the same one still having issues? Lights on the adpaters on (if there are any lights)?
  3. thank you for your help

    i've been able to resolve the problem by manualy putting in ip adress and other details
  4. Randy Steamer said:
    thank you for your help

    i've been able to resolve the problem by manualy putting in ip adress and other details


    You're router should have done this, do you have one?
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