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Connecting second pc to my switch

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Connecting second pc to my switch

Hi there, im in a bit of a pickle!

ADSL is in, working fine and all that, but im having trouble setting up my flatmates computer to our connection.

He has XP, so i thought it would be fairly straight forward, but im kinda stuck.

Basicly our setup is: adsl modem/router > 8 port switch > PC's

Now ive set this up before in the old flat, but this is a different PC that has been in a different network for a while. I have set his internet options to connect through the network to the internet (using the wizzard :S ) and its not working. It error's as if hes simply not in the network.

Any tips/ things to do to descover the problem?
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Connecting second pc to my switch

Is the switch running DHCP? If so, have you set up the new XP machine to use DHCP (Control Panel->Network settings->Local area connection->TCP/IP->Obtain an address automatically and reboot windows or restart the network adapter)? It might have been using a static IP address before which isn't in the range that the switch expects.
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yea, it was nearly that Smiley

It had a dns server specified.

Put the plusnet ones in instead