windows updates changing my IP address
I would love to keep my version of windows up to date, but doing so keeps me from using the internet.
I didn't update to SP2, so it's not the firewall, it's not my 3rd party firewall (I figured that one out earlier). It's the fact the my modem/homeportal/router assigns the IP address to the computers in my network and the recent windows updates automatically give me a private assigned 162 address. I cannot change this private assigned address without either doing a system restore or uninstalling the updates.
How would I go about keeping my updates and changing my windows private assigned address to a modem network assigned address,which is a 192 address? I have talked to the DSL tech 3's and the modem's tech 3's on this issue, and they could not change it, their way of fixing it?... reinstall windows completely, LOL.
Windows XP SP1 most recent updates until the last 4 security patches (that's where they start messing with my IP address)
SBC DSL Pro speed
SBC 2wire homeportal modem/router connected by ethernet
I know this could be in the internet forum, but it's the service pack updates (windows software and os) that are causing the problem.