Help with a college computer

By Anonymous Danny
Aug 30, 2005
  1. So hey, here's the situation
    A computer was purchased for college
    At the college, it was setup for the college network
    On bringing said computer home, the computer was set up to be on the home network
    College came around again and the computer was brought back to college
    Computer could not connect to internet
    College tech guys had owner of PC run some program to figure out IP address
    The numbers for what the IP address was and what it should have been (home vs. college) were different.

    Can anyone offer any suggestions to how to change this back. The internet between the house and the college are different. (Different ISP) so is it a matter of uninstalling the drivers for the home network connection. Or do you do something like run network setup wizard? Any and all help would be very much appreciated.
  2. spider

    spider TS Rookie

    heres what to do this is the easist way

    delet the driver get rid of it compltly and when u need to use it agen reinstal i had a problum close to yours and it worked
  3. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Assuming XP...

    Right click on My Network Places -> Properties

    Right click on Local Area Connection (could be called something else) and then click properties.

    Scroll down in the middle box until you see something that says Internet Protocal. Click on it and then click on properties. This is where your IP is set if it is static. If the college wants you to "automatically obtain an IP" then select that and also select "automatically obtain DNS address"
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