Acquire networking address

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by snowman6577, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. snowman6577

    snowman6577 Guest

    Hi: there
    HI; there
    I had some problems on my p4 256mb window xp professional edition recently.
    Since I installed Netgear pre-n wg 511 wireless card on laptop, it almost
    everytime there is a little ball wonder around on little computer icon on
    right bottom corner with message said: Acquired networking address! I did
    everything to solve this problem, turned off fire
    wall,ping127.0..0.1,ipconfig /all, ipconfig /release,/renew and manully
    assigned ip address,but it just did not work.Its seem like connect to
    networking,but it don't have internet access!!!!! However, I found out in
    Netgear properties at support section, I see assigned by DHCP: invaild IP
    address. Although I shared wireless with roomate who has wire networking
    direct hooked up on that router, my roomate works fine but me! I need some
    urgent help! I have automaitic private address which is 169.254.0.0, its
    good! i don' know hwat is going on?

    thank you in advance!
     
    snowman6577, Jul 27, 2005
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  2. snowman6577

    Malke Guest

    The 169.254.0.0 address indicates that your computer is expecting to get
    its IP address from a DHCP server and is not finding one. Try disabling
    any connectivity manager that came with the Netgear card and using
    Windows Wireless instead. Here are links to help you:

    Wireless Network Setup Wizard SP2
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0604.mspx

    Windows Zero Configuration (SP1)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg1102.mspx

    Windows Zero Configuration (SP2)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0804.mspx

    How to troubleshoot wireless network connections in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313242

    Malke
     
    Malke, Jul 27, 2005
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    Andrew C Guest

    hi,

    if your computer worked with the ip address "169.254.0.0" you could make
    that the perminant ip address for your computer by giving it a static ip.

    before you do it you need to find out your dns server addresses and your
    router's ip address. you can do that by clicking on the wireless icon on
    your taskbar and then click Status. then click on the Support tab. then
    click Details, under where it lists the ip address you have currently.

    in the details window you will need to write down the Subnet Mask, the
    Default Gateway, and the DNS Servers.

    then go back to the Status window and click on the General tab. and then
    click on properties at the bottom.

    in that window, scroll down in the list and then click on Internet Protocol
    (TCP/IP).
    there, click "Use the following ip address:"
    then type in the ip address you said worked where indicated, same thing with
    the subnet mask, and the default gateway. Then type in the DNS servers in
    that you wrote down. if you wrote down three only put in the first two.

    after that it should work.
     
    Andrew C, Jul 28, 2005
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