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    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

    Plonker!


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    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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