DHCP doenst assing the right address in wirelless network

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Andre, May 29, 2004.

  1. Andre

    Andre Guest

    Ive got DHCP to automatiically assign the IP address set. I am trying to
    connect to my wireless network which is 192.168.0.whatever However, the
    stupid dhcp set the address to some other number 169.whatever. Why ??? this
    means it wont connect to my wireless network. If i try to manaully set the
    IP then the ICS doenst work and i dont think it talks to thenetwork properly
    i think i need dhcp to do something but amnot sure please help
    Andre, May 29, 2004
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  2. no, that would be your stupid operating system that did that, it made
    the address up (it will say "automatic private address" or the like).

    Some options - disable the wireless card until bootup is complete, or
    assign it a useful IP address, or give it a useful "alternate manual
    address" instead of this automatic crap, or do a "repair" on the
    connection when established.

    If you manually set the IP you have to set the default gateway to ie some clue is required

    Phil Thompson, May 29, 2004
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  3. Andre

    SSV Guest

    Yes Andre, I have had this problem often, I think it's mainly a windows 98se
    Your client PC is stuck with a private Link Local address, 169.254.x.x, and
    is ignoring DHCP.
    Go to RUN and type WINIPCFG Select your NIC or wireless whatever and click

    I understand that another way to avoid the problem is to set up Control
    panel - Performance - file system - hard disk - typical role of this
    computer to MOBILE or DOCKING SYSTEM but I havent tried it.


    SSV, May 29, 2004
  4. Andre

    Alien Zord Guest

    169.254.nnn.nnn is auto-configuration IP address assigned to interface if
    DHCP server is not found.
    Alien Zord, May 29, 2004
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