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computer can't get on network

This computer worked fine until a new printer was added to the network; now it can't get an ip address assigned. LAN is 2 computers and new printer wired to a Netopia modem/router. Other computer and new printer work fine. NIC and cable check good, all router ports check good. Any help would sure be appreciated.

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Have you tried to....

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statically assign an IP? Could be a conflict exists.

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I did try some things...

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I did try using info from running ipconfig/all from the good computer and it appeared to work somewhat. The computer no longer reported ''limited connectivity'' and the yellow exclamation on the task tray icon disappeared but it could not see the other computer or ''add'' the new printer. When I tried to get on the internet it responded as though I had no ISP and wanted me to sign up with MSN. I ran ipconfig and it showed the ip address I had assigned and the default gateway, etc. I pinged the other computer and the new network printer OK however the ping command response line showed two strange ascii characters (degree symbol and a y with an umlaut) that I haven't seen before nor did the other computer show it when I pinged the bad computer from it. It also ''dinged''(?) when I pinged from the bad computer. I have also uninstalled the firewall and antivirus (zonelab security suite) while working this issue.

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