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I have a strange problem:

When I assign addresses of the form 10.0.0.x to my computers, file sharing (smb) does not work.

When I assign them addresse of the form 192.168.1.x it works...

OS is XP SP3, for subnetmasks i tried both 255.255.255.0 and 255.0.0.0

Any ideas what I can do?

[EDIT] I forgot to add: pinging doesn't work either

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Is your router's IP address set to 10.0.0.1? If it's set to 192.168.1.1, this might not work.

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The routers ip address is 10.0.0.138. The PCs are assigned adresses by DHCP. But even when I disconnect the router and set the addresses manually it doesn't work –  bubbles2 Nov 29 '09 at 14:07
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If you disconnect your router, you don't have a network. –  Macha Nov 29 '09 at 14:24

Don't configure IP adresses manually! Install Bonjour for Windows and have it find everything automatically.

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