if you setup static IP, can you access ping DHCP or other servers?
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"Red Deer Techy" <RedDeerTechy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:3D1C699E-2F23-4BA1-A67A-FB12D0911F89@microsoft.com...
I have my Windows Vista business connected to my network at work. I am unable
to get an IP other than 169.XXX.... I thought at first it maybe was a NIC or
Hardware problem, so I tried installing VISTA on two seperate PC's that use
diifferent NICS. XP works correctly on my network
When I connect vista to a cable modem it works fine.
From what I have read so far, I believe it is a problem with one of the
routers on my network backbone. I have read that Windows Vista runs TCP/IP
differently than XP. Am I right in guessing this.
If I am right I am....How do I fix this. I don't believe I should have to
change my backbone in order to install VISTA
I have run a packet sniffer and I can see the discovery, the offer, the
request and the ack, but vista never gets the IP. HELP