|lol tonysathre, it's getting to be a habit ;)|
In the mean time, you could have told us if you're using a SOHO router.
i changed the ip address to the same as the other laptops in the house use.
Just FYI, you can't have more than one instance of any IP address on a LAN. So lets say you have one laptop using 192.168.1.100, that can be the only computer using that IP. As long as it's powered up and connected, if you try to assign 192.168.1.100 to another computer, it will get a "duplicate IP" error and new won't be able to connect.
The reason I'm asking about a SOHO router is, if you do have one, it will have a DHCP server in it. DHCP is a service that will automatically give out TCP/IP settings to clients configured to use it. If you have a SOHO router and it's DHCP server service is enabled and configrued correctly, all you would have to do is set the network interface on all your client computers to "Get TCP/IP Settings automatically" (that's DHCP) and they should all get unique IP's that are configured correctly to provide both LAN and internet connectivity.
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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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