Windows Thread, Top Tip - don't forget an IP Address in Technical; Turns out your modern Win7 is very good at working on a LAN without an IP Address being assigned but ...
18th September 2013, 03:02 PM #1
Top Tip - don't forget an IP Address
Turns out your modern Win7 is very good at working on a LAN without an IP Address being assigned but doesn't like to go on the internet very well
I forgot that our admin computers don't have a DHCP server and swapped a laptop from wired to wireless without sticking a static one in.
Took me 30 mins and trying a lot of google solutions before the penny dropped when one search dared suggest that my IP Gateway address might me wrong
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18th September 2013, 05:20 PM #2
It probably generated an IP6 one and was using that but your internet infrastructure is IP4 hence the issue, IP6 is way better than 4 in lots of ways but given corporate inertia we probably won't see it implemented globally in our lifetimes.
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