TSF Team Emeritus, Gearheads & Networking Team
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Fairfax, VA USA
OS: 98SE, W2k Pro, XP Pro
Start, Run, type cmd then enter, type ipconfig /all
This will show you your Ethernet connection and IP address, etc.
You need to make sure your IP address does not start with 169.xxx.xxx.xxx, if it does, the DHCP is not working correctly.
I assume you have the first computer working through the router??
If so, also check the IP info on this computer for comparision purposes.
Go to Settings, Control Panel, Network and Dial Up Connections and bring up the LAN connection. Right click on the Icon and check the Status. Click on Properties, go to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and make sure Obtain IP address Automatically and Obtain DNS server addresses automatically are both checked.
Also make sure your router had DHCP enabled, I am assuming it is at this point as you may have 1 computer working via the router.
Hope this gets it working for you.