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IP Address Comcast is telling me that my Dell computer should read the IP address and because it will not, I need to return everything to the original factory settings. Any other way around this?

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  • Aziz Chaudhry May 11, 2010

    Is the box comcast sent you hooked directly up to the computer?

    Also go to Start>Control Panel>Switch to classic view>Network Connections>Is there anything listed there? List them here please

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You can just check it
click on start menu, click on run , type cmd , then type ipconfig
check out the ip address it should be anything other that 169.xx.xx . if you get anything say ipconfiguration . then you may click on start , click on run , type devmgmt.msc . check whether there is any yellow question or exclamation symbols . if there is any try to install the network drivers

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I think you give wrong IP address to your system. use correct IP which provided by the Internet connection company. otherwise reinstall your OS.

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