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invalid ip address

January 12, 2005 at 06:23:17
Specs: winxp sp2, not sure

Ok heres the scoop

I have a cable modem connected to the router which sends the signal to my wireless adapter.

I have DHCP set to automatic and it is turned on

When I start my computer the network connection says "Limited or no Connectivity" and the reason for it is :The network did not assign a network address to the computer

If you go to repair it cannot complete it because of the following problem: Renewing IP Address

Going to the Command Prompt and running IPCONFIG shows my IP Addrss as something like 169.254.XX.XXX (X are the other numbers) which I know after looking into it is an invalid IP address

How can I go about resolving this issue??

..... alwyz crunked ......


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#1
January 13, 2005 at 11:00:48

Hey Brandon,
i'm having the exact same problem... i have a feeling it has to do with a problem in XP SP2... i'm trying to find a solution, if i do i'll let u know... just out of curiosity which wireless NIC are you using? is it an SMC?

Asus A7V133
AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz
512Mb SDRAM
ATI Radeon 9600XT
SoundBlaster Live! Value


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#2
January 13, 2005 at 11:07:57

Hey i found it... haven't tried it yet, but i will when i get home... it looks like i was right with it being a SP2 issue... Stupid Microsoft and their inferior products... anyway check this out, it looks like there's a patch to fix this problem...

http://www.pchell.com/support/limitedconnectivity.shtml

Asus A7V133
AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz
512Mb SDRAM
ATI Radeon 9600XT
SoundBlaster Live! Value


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#3
January 13, 2005 at 21:47:36

Ok... so the above message didn't work, but i fixed it today and hopefully this will help b/c it worked for me...

finally after trying everything i decided to remove WPA authentication from the network and use WEP encryption without any network authentication and everything seems to work fine now... it detects the DHCP server and assigns a proper ip address... plus the network is 128bit encrypted... everything seems to work... no more 169.254.XX.XXX... if your using WAP try disabling it and see if it works for you... i guess windows just doesn't like that type of network authentication or something...

ToPo

Asus A7V133
AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz
512Mb SDRAM
ATI Radeon 9600XT
SoundBlaster Live! Value


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