i know about turning off the "DNS client" service but i don't know about turning off the "DHCP client" service.. i would re-enable the "DHCP client" service..
on my windows xp computer, the "DHCP client" service is set to "automatic"..
if you are using a small HOSTS file, disabling the "DNS client" service isn't necessary but it is necessary when using a large HOSTS file..
if you think some entries in the HOSTS file are causing a problem, you can remove them from the HOSTS file.. or you could try removing the whole winhelp2002 HOSTS file and restoring the default HOSTS file..
here is a link to the winhelp2002 HOSTS file:
i am not seeing that anything-"192.x.x.x" is in it..