Connection Problems with Router

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September 14, 2009 at 18:53:48
Specs: Windows XP
I recently cleaned up my computer office and in the process I shut down my computer, unplugged my power cables and networking cables, then plugged it all back in. Now I cannot get to the internet with my computer.
Usually when Windows makes the connection it will give me the Automatic Private Address of, but on some attempts I managed to get my usual after restarting my comp or restarting my router. My computer will even say I am connected at and have been assigned by DHCP, but when I log into my router from another computer, it is not displayed under Connected Devices. Usually when I first log in with the 'Other' comp, my problem comp IS attached, but as soon as I refresh the router it is no longer attached.
Is my router disconnecting my comp, or does my comp have the problem? I am out of ideas to fix this. Between connecting with different IP's and sometimes by DHCP and sometimes not, there seem to be too many inconsistencies.
(PS I have typical settings of everything being assigned an IP automatically, and my gateway IP is - To my knowledge, I did not change any settings while unplugging/plugging everything back in.)

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September 14, 2009 at 20:44:53
Try to use another cable and another port at the router and check, whether the problem persists.

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September 15, 2009 at 02:51:32
Are both PCs running XP? If not, this might help.

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September 15, 2009 at 16:52:22
Thanks for the responses. I shut down the computer, hooked up a different ethernet cable from the computer to the router, and used a different router port (Port 4). I turned my computer on, and it connected at the same Automatic Private Address.

Both my computers are running Windows XP.

Any other hints/ideas on solving this would be appreciated.

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September 15, 2009 at 18:48:24
Try the following, one computer at a time.

Start / Run / CMD

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

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