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Cannot manually assign IP addresses

by ozyman4269 / August 14, 2006 3:03 PM PDT

I?m doing this one for a friend

He?s running a Dell laptop OS: XP Pro

He?s un-able to manually assign IP address by selecting ?Use the following IP address:? in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window.

The Default is set to automatic

What happens when he tries to manually enter numbers is;

The numbers are entered and he hits ok.
A dialogue window appears stating that he must restart his computer for these changes to take effect. (Weird, I nerve have to restart in order to do this)

He restarts and then when he goes to check his TCP/IP settings they are whipped and set back to automatic again after the restart.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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It's possible there are more details needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 3:08 PM PDT

Some install firewalls and more so that would be nice to know about. As well as if this was for the ethernet or the wifi adapter.


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by ozyman4269 / August 14, 2006 4:35 PM PDT

it's for the eithernet adapter.

I'm not aware if he's currently using a firewall / net-security program but I'll investigate.

I'll also make sure that he's logged in as an administrator.

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(NT) (NT) fixed awhile ago: reinstalled LAN Driver
by ozyman4269 / October 31, 2006 12:41 PM PST
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