How to renew interface Local Area Connection?

Asus Eee pc 901 netbook
December 30, 2010 at 07:44:21
Specs: Windows XP, intel(R)Atom (TM) CPU N270 at 1.6 GHz
How do i renew the interface Local Area Connection? When i use 'Windows IP configuration utility, i do receive the following message:"Unable to contact your DHCP.Server request has timed out' It looks like i have an invalid IP address and con't connect my second computer (notebook/lap top) with the main one through an Power Line connection (ethernet cable).

I have cheked the powerlines + cables and connections and they look fine but it might still be a problem linked with the error delition if the 'Network Connection Drive (Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit/ Fast Ethernet Connection Drivers) which i have reinstolled on my Eee PC 901 again. I had done also a drive scaner earlier in it was OK (Pased) but i still can't get any connection through powerline (Devolo dLAN 200 AVeasy)
Can anyone please provide any clues or help me with this? I really would appretiate any kind of support or assistance you can provide?
Thank you in advance.

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December 30, 2010 at 09:09:59
start, run, type ncpa.cpl in the box and ok it.

Your LAN connection should be displayed in an explorer windows. Right click and select properties, then select TCP/IP and click on properties. Is it set to automatically pick up IP address? if it is, then there is a problem with your DHCP server (which is usually a router in a home set up). If there are manual figures in there, they need to match whatever else is on your network. Could really do with description of your network....

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December 30, 2010 at 12:41:07
Hi Steve,
Very kind for your to good advice.
I am using a Power-line Networking connection of 'Devolo' brand product (the precise type is: "dLAN 200 AVeasy starter kit")
I just have checked 5 minutes earlier & there is No Problem with the 2nd Computer "Eee PC 901 Notebook" This is what I was fearing mostly as I did a reinitialisation of the Atheros drive on it earlier(after my stupid deletion yesterday...). Also, I need to further tell you that, I did connect the computer "Eee PC 901 Notebook" directly on the Netgear router and it look like it is all fine / I can connect to the internet. But I am keen to use my "Eee PC 901 Notebook" (2nd computer) from my other room, or from a different part of the house, and now it seems that the problem rest with the power line connection which was linking my "Eee PC 901 Notebook" (2nd computer) with a main power socket on the kitchen wall, Or, if it is not set to automatically pick up IP address. I remember that I did do this earlier and I think I set it on ' automatic mode', but I will check again to see if it really is.

Can you give any good advice IF there is a problem with your DHCP server? What should I do if that is the case?

I will see if I can have the same problem from a different room, I was reading on a comment earlier that some time the power line can be a problem (devolo power-line networking kit)
I got some work to do from home over the next days (although it is season's celebrations on the way...) and my kids, who are on school holiday use constantly my main PC all the time :) you know.

Thank you very much for your kind assistance on this.


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