Help - IP address in Windows XP

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Okay - firstly I am not at all Technical - and I'm posting this on behalf of my OH who....

Whilst trying to dial into our wireless router (or however 'you' get there) to link his laptop to my laptop has changed the IP address on his pc using a very unhelpful wizzard!

How can he change it back so that he can dial into our Belkin router and connect up??

Any help gratefully received.

FF
"A simple life freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be pursuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford." Quaker Faith & Practice 1.02.41

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  • Hi
    To get to your router stats page
    http://192.168.2.1
  • Hi,

    he's managed to get to that page - however we aren't sure how we can change it permanently on his pc.
    "A simple life freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be pursuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford." Quaker Faith & Practice 1.02.41
  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Ambassador
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    use system restore to roll the PC back to before he started playing

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx
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  • Will this wipe all of the data on his laptop?
    "A simple life freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be pursuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford." Quaker Faith & Practice 1.02.41
  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Ambassador
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    no, will roll it back to a date/time point just before the change, nothing gets lost ;)
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  • Okay - he's doing this now!

    Thank you very much

    Just out of interest - is there a way that his laptop and my laptop can be 'connected' remotely using our wireless router?
    "A simple life freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be pursuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford." Quaker Faith & Practice 1.02.41
  • I could be converting him to the powers of MSE!!!
    "A simple life freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be pursuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford." Quaker Faith & Practice 1.02.41
  • He's now connected up. He says thank you very much!

    I say - many many thanks Browntoa, as he's been getting more and more cross over the last hour over this!

    FF
    "A simple life freely chosen is a source of strength. Do not be pursuaded into buying what you do not need or cannot afford." Quaker Faith & Practice 1.02.41
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