> Post the result of ipconfig /all here when connecting to home network.
Have taken a snapshot at home, will take one at the cafe later and again
when I come home again
> if you use static at home, ipconfig /renew doesn't work.
Ah! It means "renew" in the sense of GET a new DHCP IP! There's no trusting
technical terminology sometimes, I thought it would do that or reload IP
manual settings as appropriate. Thanks for letting me know.
[Comment becomes - "without 'repairing' or disabling/re-enabling the
> Check this post to make sure you setup it correctly.
I think I'm set up OK but I checked it anyway, only to find that I don't
understand what it is saying: DHCP is enabled (TCP/IPv4...
Properties...General "Obtain an IP address automatically" checked; Advanced
tab shows DHCP enabled) but no option for adding further IP addresses (all
buttons greyed); Alternate Configuration is "User Configured". No idea how to
set multiple static addresses, but I don't need that at the moment.
BTW - the underlying Q is: when Vista switches networks why doesn't it get a
new IP address - or at the very least check the settings and IF there is a
"conflict" do the sensible thing? [If the adapter has an IP address on a
network without DHCP and that IP address is not the Alternate.... User
Configured setting then it is clearly wrong]
Thanks for the help so far...