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by 1860army / November 22, 2005 10:31 AM PST

Hi,

I have 5-6 pcs on a work group, my two are on a switch to the router. My XP-Pro machine is running DHCP and today it came up with a bizzar IP address wrong subnet and no DNS. Just for jollies I set it up static and my network conection worked but still no DNS or internet. No spyware or viruses but my daughter used it on limewire to download a few songs last night so I assume I've been hacked...

How can I tell and what is the fix for the IP problem.

Thanks
1860

BTW: It's a blank machine so no info/email is at risk..

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IP problems
by mrkhlp / November 22, 2005 10:52 AM PST
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You said you set a static Ip address but did you set the DNS or leave it at auto? Did you try to set the DNS static and see if you can connect, it should be the IP of your router. See if you can connect to the internet then. Programs such as limewire often expose your systems to trojans which a lot of the anti spyware programs will not detect or anti virus. I would look for a possible trojan using a trojanhunter program. In START> RUN> type CMD at the prompt type IPCONFIG /ALL do you see the DNS there? Again it should be your router address.

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IP problems
by 1860army / November 22, 2005 4:52 PM PST
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Yes, I set the DNS manualy, no good. I'm running Pest patrol and Adaware for spyware, what else should I try...

Thanks
1860

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IP problems
by 1860army / November 22, 2005 5:34 PM PST
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Nevermind and thanks for the help. I found the little ******, I just needed to sleep on it...

1860

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IP resetting
by iltcm! / May 3, 2008 3:17 AM PDT
In reply to: IP problems

My IP address on my system has set to zeros and I cannot connect to the internet. I have a Dell Dimension 3000, with 3 GHz Pentium 4 CPU, 512 MB Ram, Samsung and Maxtor HDDs, C: and F: drives respectively, with a Cox broadband connection. I am running Win XP SP2. What is the problem, and how can I fix it? Thanks.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 3, 2008 5:16 AM PDT
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Members here tend to pass over such old threads, so you may not get any replies.

Much better to start your own thread. Just click the link to "Windows XP" above the post, then click on the green "Create a new thread" button, and start again.

Mark

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