We can doublecheck your connection routing this way:
Go to Start, Run
and type the command word cmd
into the box. Hit <Enter>
A window will pop up. (Don't try to move the cursor in the window.)
Type the following :ipconfig
There will be about four entries, each one having first a name, then on the same line, a "value"
Next, look at the names of the four entries and the funny numbers or the website for each value and write down the names and values for each one.
The please transcribe your notes into a reply here
(Type exit to make the window disappear).
The notes will look something like this:
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection Specific DNS Suffix .: hsd1.zz.xxxxxx.com
IP Address ..............: 123.456.1.1
Subnet Mask .............: 255.255.255.1
Default Gateway..........: 123.456.1.2
I am particularly interested in the values after the colon character (:) on each line.
If there are any additional lines, please include them.
By the way, Sarah, the trouble we are having has mostly to do with the different command and variable names in the French version of WinXP and my own limited knowledge.
You may need to visit a site like http://zebulon.fr
to get a final check. You can give them a copy of the address of this thread (the bar starting with "http:// at the top of the screen) if that proves necessary.
We have one more post after this.