Pop Quiz... My Dell XPS using Broad Netlink Dev_ID 1713 NIC. Latest driver. Problem: at company network when plug in the Ethernet, dynamic IP would be assigned. When get IP, the XP hangs, which requires Hard power off. Noted IP assigned was funny and gateway is the same as IP address. Work-around: Have a fix IP or fresh install of XP. Question: Why Dynamic IP causes the XP to hang?