Manually enter an IP address if DHCP is turned on.
Turn on DHCP if it is turned off.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) queries your Verizon router for an IP address. If DHCP is disabled, it doesn't. Instead, it will use the hard-coded address someone left configured before you.
Run IPCONFIG /ALL from the command prompt to see what your computer's IP address, subnet mask, DNS Server, and Default Gateway addresses are.
If DHCP is enabled and you don't get an IP address, you may have used a cross-over cable instead of a straight-through Ethernet cable. The cable may be bad. The network card may be bad (or disabled in the CMOS).
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Last Wiki Answer Submitted: May 29, 2012 10:06 pm by ShawnHendricks1,590 pts.