I messed with my ip address how do I fix it

May 21, 2009 at 19:14:42
Specs: Windows xp

I was being stupid and messed with my ip address.so I
can't connect to the Internet now but it says status
connected and I can connect from my iPod(that I'm on). I
tried going to cmd prompt and going to ipconfig /all got
my ip address and typed it in along with the subnet mask
but when I go to set my ip address it comes up with an
error saying the" ip address you have entered for this
network adapter is already assigned to another adapted
on this computer." Also ipconfig /release and renew come up with an error message saying "operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation" What do I do??

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May 21, 2009 at 19:36:08

You can configure the ip address manually.
Assuming your routers ip address
Assuming the ip address you're trying and fails is
Go into the network cards configuration / tcp/ip and set the ip address manually:
network mask:
dns: (your routers ip address)

You may have to change routers ip address for your needs.

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May 21, 2009 at 21:23:39

Sounds more like you played with the nics hardware properties. Seems that nic still exists according to the message.

And that message would indicate a static ip assignment which also explains the error when you tried /release. There was nothing for dhcp server to renew with this nic.

Are you sure you weren't originally set to "obtain ip address automatically"? Then you would get an ip from a dhcp server. Like you would if you were connecting to a home router.

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May 23, 2009 at 14:41:54

I am connecting to a home router and I messed with the stuff
in my network properties my tcp/ip so idk it's all confussing

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May 23, 2009 at 21:37:54

In normal cases, when router is configured correctly, you don't have to configure your computers with static ip addresses.
All informations, that are needed to connect to the router and the internet comes automatically from the router.

So if there is more that one network card installed to your computer, you have to check the settings of all the network cards.
I suggest to set all network cards to optain ip address and DNS server automatically.
Then restart your computer an pray :-)

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