Nic Card

Question

I built a new system with an ASUS A7N8X-VM motherboard

My NIC card (SMC1255TX) is giving me a problem. When I restart my computer I have to go into network connections and go into the properties of the network card and go into the TCP IP protocols and enter a static IP address save it then go back in and switch to DHCP before my NIC card will give me an IP address. Before I do this IPCONFIG shows me an address of 0.0.0.0 after I take the steps above I get a good address.

I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition. Could you give me any idea of what the problem could be?

Answer

This question was answered on February 3, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

As I see, you configure your TCP/IP protocol well, but think if you are trying to connect to a LAN that have a DHCP server, each time you built a new computer system you must declare the computer name in the domain that control you network or LAN, if you do not do this is possible that you never connect to you network.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 3, 2004