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Home networking issues

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We have a home network consisting of:
- one desktop computer (Vista, 64 bit)
- another desktop computer (XP Pro)
- a laptop (XP Home)
- a wired LinkSys router; router is connected to cable modem

A couple of months ago, on the Vista computer I set up a private wireless network that the other computers share.
It uses dinamic IP addresses (i.e. I used all defaults that Vista and the router itself came with for setting a home network; did not change anything).
All computers could connected to the Internet and share files over the network.

And this configuration worked till a couple of days ago (when an Internet connection interruption -generated by our Internet provider- happened). Since then the network connections failed.
The only machine that continues to be able to connect to the Internet is the Vista machine.
The other 2 machines cannot connect anymore to the Internet or see the network.
The network map on the Vista machine shows only the Vista machine itself, the router and the Internet.
The XP Pro machine shows the following message "This connection has limited or no connectivity. You might not be able to access the Internet or some network resources".

I have tested the cables, reset the router, shutdown and restarted all machines on the network. It did not help.
I read that a solution to the "limited connectivity" issue would be to set static IP addresses, but I am not sure how to do this or if this is the right solution...

What should I do to address this issue? Appreciate your help a lot. Thank you,
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