It's far too complicated today. I just finished an install for a friend who lost a month over the same issue.
No, I don't do this for many. Not an offer to fix this XP install but you need to get the person to fix this install. All the proof it's the install is in your post.
my isp sever is telstra bigpond and the modem i have allows any person who comes to my home with a wifi computer to connect to my network, as i have a notebook which was loaded with windows seven trial pack i could connect my notebook to my sever however the windows seven trial ran out and i had windows xp installed now when i try to connect to the internet it does not recognise my ip address. Are ther any setting or things I need to change on my noetebook for it to connect. Thanks Shazleeblue