How do you reset your ip configuration?

Question

My laptop can not access the internet, but yahoo messenger and Outlook express work fine. When I try to get online I get "the page can not be displayed" This just started. I have 2 computers on the same cable modem using a d-link router, I have switched the plugs around and still the desktop is fine and the laptop can not access the internet. PLEASE HELP.

Answer

This question was answered on September 4, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Sometimes, machines lose their IP information It could be that the system just plain forgot It could be that there were problems communicating with the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on boot Frequently, grabbing new information will help with IP-related problems.

The winipcfg utility of Windows 98 lets you get a new set of IP information (address, mask, gateway) without rebooting.

To run winipcfg, grab the Run item from the Start menu and type "winipcfg" into the Open: box Hit OK.

First, pull down the box at the top until you see something that looks like an Ethernet adapter Your computer may start with that one in the box, or it may start with the PPP adapter--you never know.

Once you find your Ethernet adapter, hit the "Release" button That should make everything go to zero except your Adapter Address, which is tied to your physical system (it won't change unless you get a new ethernet card).

Now, hit "Renew" You'll get new information.

That should do it...

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 4, 2003