Static to Dynamic Ethernet

  psyduck 18:59 28 Feb 04

We have installed a router to link up our computers, but it turned out our ethernet card wasn't compatible. We have bought and installed the new card. We are getting a message that we are on Static and advised to change to Dynamic.
How do we do this?

  mgmcc 20:14 28 Feb 04

You haven't mentioned which version of Windows but, in general terms, go the TCP/IP settings relating to the new network card and set these to "obtain IP address automatically" and "obtain DNS address automatically".

  psyduck 21:31 28 Feb 04


We are using xp. We have just checked and the tcp/ip is aready on automatic.

  mgmcc 23:42 28 Feb 04

What IP address is the network adapter getting? Go to "Start > Run", type cmd and click OK. In the Command Prompt box, enter at the prompt:

ipconfig /all

and press Enter. This will show the settings which the network adapter is being allocated automatically.

  psyduck 18:42 04 Mar 04

Sorry for not contacting you before now. We were off the internet fault with ntl. Ntl recommended that our ethernet card wasn't compatible so we have bought a new one. Actiontec have said return the router as they think it is faulty. All we wanted to do was link up two computers and it has been nothing but hassle from everyone. We are going to return the router and await for the new and see how we go from there.
Will let you know the outcome.
Thanks for your help.

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