Hello to all, Thanks for accepting me. I have a serious trouble with my computer in getting it into net. I reloaded the Win XP Pro and the MB drivers ever since the computer failed to connect to internet.Still the problem is not solved. Prologue: *Reformatted & loaded XP Pro. *Loaded MB Drivers. *tried the Microsoft patch (KB884020) --- No improvement! *tried running WinsockXPFix.exe a Visual Basic programme-- No Progress! *tried to get Intel(R) pro network connection drivers- No Improvement *tried SP3 files.--No Improvement *tried to change the IP Address (ipconfig/all) borrowed from the other working computer -- Still the same! (connected to same router wired!) In fact whatever was visible from Internet I did try them all. Might have missed some clue. running ipconfig/all from the problematic returned the following Hostname: ipsa Prmry DNS suffix: Node Type: Unknown IP routing enabled : No Wins Proxy " : No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection3: Phsical address: 00-20-ED-89 DHCP enabled : Yes Autoconfig enabled:Yes " IP Adress: 169.254.21.119 subnet mask: 255.255.0.0 default Gateway:--- Whereas from the other I get IP Adress:192.168.1.2 subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway:192.168.1.1 DHCP Server:192.168.1.1 DNS Srvers:192.168.1.1 Lease Obtained: Lease Expire: I am at my wit's end..Happy to receive solutions from you all. Regards..