Why does this happen !

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bytes Back, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    We have four machines at home. All connected to a switch and getting out on the net using ICS on my machine.

    When I'm playing online I right click the LAN icon and disable it so the kids/wife dont eat all the bandwidth. When I'm finished I enable it.

    Quite often after this the other machine just cant get back on the net. If you do a right click/repair the it may work. Otherwise you have to set it up all over again.

    Why does this happen and has anybody got any better ways of disabling the network. ( Dont say pull the plug, the switch is a pain in the rear to get to as is the back of my machine :) )
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    when i had that problem i had 2 shortcuts on the desktop

    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew

    used to sort it for me without having to look too deep into the problem.
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    doesnt ipconfig release
    and renew work like the repair?
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    they do exactly the same thing.