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qotyebw (Programmer) (OP)
4 Jun 02 17:46
XP's Autoconfiguration is incompatible with the network's Linksys router's DHCP. Without experimenting with the registry, how else can I defeat or disable Autoconfiguration?
jpm121 (MIS)
4 Jun 02 17:54
Umm.. I for one am missing what you're asking about.  Where do you see Autoconfiguration?  If you're trying to get your network connection to get a DHCP address from a Linksys router, just go to Control Panel, Networks, right-click on the adapter, select Properties, and you can set properties for the TCP/IP protocol.  Selecting "Obtain IP address automatically" will do what you want.

Hope this helps, or give us more info.

qotyebw (Programmer) (OP)
5 Jun 02 17:50
All the NT computers in this network now run fine, however the one remaining XP (in DHCP mode as you outlined) will not accept IP from the Linksys. The XP assigns a different number. I have to manually code an IP in the range of the others in order to access the network. No contact with the router.
If you are familiar with XP (I hope), Autoconfiguration values can be seen along with the usual info with IPCONG/ALL.
This is a feature of XP, and is not present in NT.
qotyebw (Programmer) (OP)
5 Jun 02 17:51
All the NT computers in this network now run fine, however the one remaining XP (in DHCP mode as you outlined) will not accept IP from the Linksys. The XP assigns a different number. I have to manually code an IP in the range of the others in order to access the network. No contact with the router.
If you are familiar with XP (I hope), Autoconfiguration values can be seen along with the usual info with IPCONFIG/ALL.
This is a feature of XP, and is not present in NT.
MechMan (TechnicalUser)
5 Jun 02 23:35
I don't understand.  I am running XP with a LinkSys Router and it is automatically picking up the LinkSys assigned IP..
antoin (TechnicalUser)
6 Jun 02 6:12
I have created scripts for users.  When they log n the script runs from the server and maps the user a number of network drives.  On occasions these drive do not seem to map.  Has anyone any ideas?
Niavlys (IS/IT--Management)
6 Jun 02 8:49
Hi, if you really want to try disable Autoconfiguration, go take a look in Microsoft's KB Q244268, it's a registry issue!

Hope this helps!
TheOldMan346 (IS/IT--Management)
7 Jun 02 0:16
I'm familiar with gotyebw's problem.  Autoconfig is a function that kicks in when DHCP is enabled and the system is unable to get a response from a DHCP server.  It assigns a number in a separate range.  

He has configured the NT systems to pull an address from the LinkSys router successfully but this XP machine is unable to get an address from the router.  It winds up with an autoconfiged address.  I suspect the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) may be running and interfering with this function.

Any other suggestions or hints would be very much appreciated.

The Old Man
qotyebw (Programmer) (OP)
10 Jun 02 23:16
I've disabled Autoconfiguration successfully, did IPCONFIG/RELEASE..RESET, and ensured that there's no ICF running. Still no IP address from the DHCP server, just zeros this time.
It's time to read-up on DHCP, I guess.

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