Did it have "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" selected before you put IPs in? If it was just empty, you might want to move it back to that.
Yes it did. And that is when I receved the message that the IP was not recognized. Somehow, I have an IP address--do not remember how that came about... With it on automatic, I get the notice limited connectivity. I think the problem is the DNS server because I have no idea what DNS is (I did try to look it up but was more confused by definition). Any idea of how I find a DNS server? When I put in the IP address, the Obtain DNS automatically is chnaged so that i should put something in.
Is IP address the address of my computer or of the network?
Thanks for any help.