Netster February 14, 2009 at 12:04:20
Specs: Windows XP
My IPCONFIG recently returned an unknown DNS server and then forced my IP address.
This has occurred on two machines on my network. Since I connect through a wireless router, my internet connection won't work.
The DNS server is and it assigned my laptop and another wireless client
I have no idea why this happened.
My wireless router is set to an OOTB cfg of
The only way to by-pass this problem is to fix the IP addresses on my clients.

I've gone as far as uninstalling the wireless and ethernet devices on my machine, as well as removing any registry entry that contained the value (and yes I backed up the registry beforehand).
After rebooting and rconfiguring, the comes back.

I need to get back to DHCP cfg.

Please help!

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February 14, 2009 at 13:25:36
It sounds like the wireless machines picked up an IP address from a different network instead of yours.

There was no reason to make any registry changes or uninstall anything.

Click start, connect to and pick your network.

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February 14, 2009 at 14:25:44
there is no other network. The value was in several registry keys.

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February 14, 2009 at 20:05:46
How do you think the IP change happened? Did you click start and connect to, to see if there are any other networks? I can see about 10 networks without even going outside.
What router do you have?

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