Cannot acquire IP address on router

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by blkane, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. blkane

    blkane Guest

    This question has probably been asked before but I need some advice.

    We have a Dell tower that connects through a Linksys USB adapter to a
    Linksys 802.11g router. I know if can see the router but when it tries to
    acquire an IP address it fails. It ends up assigning a windows default
    address.

    Any thoughts? We did all the normal first step stuff like virus scans,
    adware scans, etcs.
     
    blkane, Jan 30, 2005
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  2. blkane

    Alan White Guest

    Ensure that your router is set up to use DHCP and then:
    Try a release and renew of IP addresses.
    Assuming you're running XP, go to start/run type in cmd and hit enter.
    At the prompt type ipconfig /release (note space) and hit enter
    Then type ipconfig /renew (note space) and hit enter.

    then try again.
     
    Alan White, Jan 31, 2005
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  3. blkane

    tudeski Guest

    I had this problem at first on my Linksys setup, but assigned a static IP to
    the system connecting to the router and it now works fine. The DHCP didn't
    work with my router to my wireless laptop. It worked when I used no or low
    security but that's not good enough. The renewing/releasing IP address didn't
    solve my issue, but maybe it will work on yours.
     
    tudeski, Mar 29, 2005
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