how are you showing the wrong IP address? the IP is unique to your computer, if you have the wrong IP, then you will not be able to access the net. you are probably configured to use DHCP which would allow the phone company to assign you an IP.
Since your using DSL I am assuming that you have to use a form of PPOE not DHCP. If you can access the net on your box then they just issued you a new ip addy. If you cant get to the net on that box, what IP addy do you have? All Microsoft products issue a private IP if no IP is assigned by your ISP or other device aka router, switch.
Ok....Have not set up a DSL line before. So I had no idea how the pppoe dialer program worked. So the program zaps some info to the ISP, the ISP zaps back info which includes IP addy, then DHCP gets updated with ip info..
Originally posted by cruzinmatrix im on the net with a 56k modem right now called my isp they said it was showing wrong ip addy had a bad storm here nocked every thing out but it will not release and renew times out
I had the same issues on my cable modem, and still occasionaly have it happen. Normall I use the release all switch and then disconnect the power from my hub, Unplug from the hub, and then reboot. Usually it'll then kick in an take the IP address I've setup. If not usually shutting down and booting up another system on the LAN will kick the router into accepting it. Irnically this did not occur until fater I did a security update from MS. Hope any of this info helps.
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