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

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

  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
    1. Advertisements

  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
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.