Cannot renew IP address

Dell Dimension 2400
October 2, 2006 at 04:49:34
Specs: Windows XP - Home adition, 768Mb
Please help, my desktop can not access the internet.

I have a new wireless router in one room in the house and access it with my laptop, no problems there.

Starting from turning on my desktop with USB wireless dongle plugged in.

I know the dongle works as I can plug it into my laptop which will work straight away. This also proves the router works.

For some time the network connection bubble in bottom right corner says “status: acquiring network address”. After that it will go to “status: Limited or no connectivity”. Signal strength is “excellent”.

When trying to ‘repair’ connection it repair window stops on “renewing your IP address”.

Cancelling that I tried ipconfig /release, received:

IP address for adapter Wireless Network Connection 3 has already been released

However connection status was still “acquiring network address”.

When status returned to “Limited or no connectivity” I tried ipconfig /release again and got:
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . :0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . :0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . :

I then tried ipconfig /renew, after sometime of “status: acquiring network address” and then “Limited or no connectivity” I got:

Windows IP Configuration

An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection 3 : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has times out.

While status is “acquiring network address” ipconfig /all says:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ROB
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : (ZD1211B)IEEE802.11 b+g USB Adapter #2
Physical address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-E2-05-A7-B7
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

After status returned to “Limited or no connectivity” ipconfig /all said:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ROB
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : (ZD1211B)IEEE802.11 b+g USB Adapter #2
Physical address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-E2-05-A7-B7
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 169.254.30.171
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

I have also tried the programs ‘winsockxpfix’ and ‘ispfix’ both made no difference.

If there is anything you need to know to help me please ask I will supply as much detail as I can.

Bug-bloke Bob


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#1
October 2, 2006 at 10:57:26
Hi in most cases you will get 169.254.30.171 if your computer cannot connect to the DHCP server especially if they are not on the same configuration for networkin. Ensure that your computers IP seetings are set to acquire IP address Automatically. and then restart and see who that goes.
Rags

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#2
October 2, 2006 at 12:06:23
any particular reason as to why you have set your subnet mask to 255.255.0.0 ? in most cases this should be 255.255.255.0

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#3
October 2, 2006 at 14:50:27
msiegy,

Any address in the 169.x.x.x range IS a class B address, so a mask of 255.255.0.0 is appropriate. Secondly, addresses in the 169.254.x.x to 169.254.x.x is an Automatic Private IP Address (APIPA). http://www.duxcw.com/faq/network/au...


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#4
October 3, 2006 at 05:14:00
Have you checked your Windows Firewall status. If not check the Firewall and see the status.
Disabling the firewall will be best option.
Now try Releasing and Renewing IP. It should work.

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#5
October 3, 2006 at 19:18:55
Hello all:
Came across this thread in my search to resolve the same challenge on an older lap top runing Window 2000 Professional.
Unable to reach DHCP Server.
Using PCMCIA card for wired network connection is no problem. Another lap top (Win XP Home) using wireless connects fine.
Uninstalled and then physically removed the PCMCIA card in Safe Mode. Installed drivers and software for Netgear WG511T and physically installed PCMCIA card according to procedure.
The card is blinking away, but can't find the DHCP server. Disabled APIPA in registry, still no joy. Signal is strong and shows as 48 Mbps steadily.
Ping of 127.0.0.1 works fine. Router is a Microsoft Broadband Wireless Router that has otherwise always been working fine for the past 2+ years (MS discontinued this router), and as noted all other wired an wireles connections work fine. Command line 'ipcofig /renew' produces a result stating that the network card is not bound to TCP/IP.
Has anyone been able to resolve this issue?? Thanks!
Mr. Pastry - a.k.a. Mark

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