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Reset Network settings to default

by Sammy7 / August 14, 2004 7:51 PM PDT

Hi,

I have a laptop which I connect to the internet at the office, and in the evenings when I go home, I connect it to my desktop using a network connection.

recently, when trying to remove some of me dial-up settings, I accidentally deleted my network "Local network Connection"

Though I have re-enabled it, I desktop and laptop no longer see each other. Although they both give me the message that a network cable is connected, when I plugin the network cable, I just cant get them to see each other.

I am sure I am using the same IP address for both, but still nothing.

My question is, is there a way, where I can have all network settings reset back to windows default??? and if so how.

Tnx

P.S. both are running Winxp SP1.

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Re: Reset Network settings to default
by Michael Geist / August 14, 2004 11:19 PM PDT

"Though I have re-enabled it, I desktop and laptop no longer see each other. Although they both give me the message that a network cable is connected, when I plugin the network cable, I just cant get them to see each other.

I am sure I am using the same IP address for both, but still nothing"


Using the same IP for two computers would confuse me as well. Each machine needs its own IP address but must be on the same subnet mask as well as workgroup name.

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Re: Reset Network settings to default
by Sammy7 / August 14, 2004 11:24 PM PDT

hi,

what I meant to say, is the IP address is correct

(ie 10.4.4.90) hOme desktop
(ie 10.4.4.99) Laptop

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Re: Reset Network settings to default
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2004 11:29 PM PDT

There is no such feature in this OS to "reset" the settings to default. You may need an addon such as http://www.netswitcher.com to automate the move from one network to another.

Many are unaware of all the network settings and some will suffer a Layered Service Provider hijack if they allowed parasites on the machine. A LSP hijack results in the owner writing that nothing works.

Bob

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