Windows 2000, IP Address expires

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Michelle, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Michelle

    Michelle Guest

    My router is set so that IP addresses never expire, but the one machine in my
    house running Windows 2000 can't seem to recognize this. I run the ipconfig
    under the dos prompt, and it says that the IP address is set to expire the
    next day.

    The problem is that this machine needs to be re-booted every day in order to
    have Internet access. Is there a way that I can change settings to fix this
    problem? I like to have the machine automatically update antivirus and other
    things at odd hours, but find it doesn't happen because the machine lost
    access to the Internet.

    I tried setting the computer to use a static IP address (the one that the
    router consistently assigns to this computer), but that didn't help. It
    still needs to be re-booted.

    I am more familiar with Windows 95, 98, ME, and XP. Windows 2000 just
    confuses me...
     
    Michelle, Feb 25, 2007
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  2. Michelle

    Myweb Guest

    Hello Michelle,

    Two options i think: the router has a problem, is it uptodate with the system
    software? The other is you 2000, which patchlevel do you have. An what router
    did you use?

    Best regards

    Myweb
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    Myweb, Feb 25, 2007
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  3. Michelle

    Michelle Guest

    I don't believe the router has a problem, because I have no problem with the
    other three computers in the house. The router is a Belkin F5D6231-4
    wireless. The computer in question has a wireless LAN card and a plug-in LAN
    card as well. When I have repbooted and the computer is using the router, it
    prefers the wireless, even if the other is plugged in.

    I don't know what you mean by patch level. How do I determine this?
     
    Michelle, Feb 26, 2007
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  4. Michelle

    Myweb Guest

    Hello Michelle,

    Which service pack and the patches from MS from the internet. If you only
    will use the cable then just disable the wireless connector.

    Best regards

    Myweb
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    Myweb, Feb 26, 2007
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  5. Michelle

    Michelle Guest

    The cable doesn't seem to work at all, and it would mean running a cord down
    the hallway in this house built in 1910. I prefer not to do that.

    It's Windows 2000 5.00.2195 Service Pack 4
     
    Michelle, Feb 26, 2007
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