loosing local area connection upon reboot in xp

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by nicerfarm, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. nicerfarm

    nicerfarm Guest

    I recently got meciacom cable internet, am using an rca modem, and according to dell have to reload my os...thought I would post my problem here before doing that....everytime I shut my computer down and reboot, I loose my local area connection.it says invalid ip,..then I have to go into local are connection, in tcp/ip assigned an ip(using begining ip number of meciacom and the rest made up numbers), close window, and reopen, and then click, obtain an address automatically and I then have a valid ip and can use internet, mail and everything....I have a brand new dell, and they seem to think that the os is bad?/..anyone have any ideas
    Lynette Kirchner
  2. zman

    zman Guest

    Invalid IP usually means you ar eduplicating an already assigned IP on the network

    What IP are you using ?

    What subnet etc

    I need details to help