ok heres the problem. I have a router and my brothers computer and my computer is connected to it. My problem is, his internet connection works, but mine doesnt. It just shut down one day and hasnt worked since. The cord is fine because we tested it. I went to my internet connections and the TCP/IP and it said everything was <UNAVAILABLE> I thought what the heck? so i took out my network card and put in the cable to my other NIC card. Its built into my motherboard. anyways, i installed the drivers for that one and now i get....under TCP/IP address type: assigned by DHCP IP address:169.254.231.184 (shouldnt it be liek 192. wahtever?????) subnet mask:255.255.0.0 default gateway: (ya its blank.) these are messed. It should have, you know...numbers haha.... what do I do? I'm sooooo confused... sorry again if this is where i dont post. If anyone knows a place where I can post, it would be awsome!!