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Automatic private Addressing problem and no or low connectiv

by jdw / May 18, 2005 1:15 AM PDT

I am running xp SP2.

Recently had a virus attack.
Now, LAN has low connectivity and a 169.234.x.x
automatic private address for the ip address assigned ip instead of the usual Zyxel assigned router of 192.168.1.xxx.

What kind of problem is this?

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Clarification
by jdw / May 18, 2005 1:17 AM PDT

Sorry, I meant the Zyxel router ip address
range is 192.168.1.101-254.

I should be able to just let DHCP assign
onew of these ip addresses in the usual
way.

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Many of these trojans, virus, spyware corrupt TCPIP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 1:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Clarification

And you get to either use a WINSOCKFIX program or reinstall the OS. Said fix program is out there on google.

Another common oversight is trusting Microsoft to find all the machine's driver. I'll be short. That doesn't work.

Bob

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Switch to Firefox recommended - easy?
by jdw / May 18, 2005 1:28 AM PDT

I've heard on ecan just import IE
settings immediately to Firefox after downloading
and installing it.

What do you think?

Don't have to be politically correct

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Sounds fine until...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 1:36 AM PDT

You figure out that the assigned address is not an IE or Firefox item.

That's an OS issue.

Bob

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Winsockfix restores TCP/IP
by jdw / May 18, 2005 3:44 AM PDT

Winsockfix worked.
I heard about it here.

It rebuilt the TCP/IP connections.
Thanks.

Now, to get that nasty virus.

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