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[OT] Interesting Windows IP issue

Yesterday at work, one of my coworkers wanted to make a presentation
from his company laptop (Windows XP). For some reason his IP address was
showing 192.168.x.x, not the internal company 10. address. I used my
Ubuntu netbook to make sure the CAT5E cable was ok, and I certainly got
a valid 10. address. We moved to another office because the lighting was
better, and the same thing. We even rebooted his computer. Somehow it
wanted to remain at 192.168. Our cables are plugged directly into a
switch that plugs into our firewall. After a while we finally got the
thing up and running on the corporate network. Note that I had even done
a IPCONFIG /release and IPCONFIG /renew. I've seen this before on his
previous laptop. Apparently he does something at home, but when I look
at properties it shows DHCP.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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