IP address issues, wont connect to internet

September 8, 2010 at 03:53:20
Specs: Windows XP
I have a problem with my laptop, it constantly says acquiring network address. I have tried reading loads of online posts, but nothing is helping.
I did read one which suggested starting my DHCP client but an error occurs "Error 1068: Dependency or group failed to start."
I then read something stating to check 3 drivers, which I cant remember how I did that but I found that there is something wrong with one of them, the AFD or AED or something like that.
Im really stuck could anyone please help.

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September 8, 2010 at 07:06:41
Is this a home network? If so, I suggest logging in to whatever you have doing your DHCP. Look at the DHCP scope and make note of it. Then, try statically (manually) assigning an IP address that is in the subnet your home network uses, but is outside of the DHCP scope to that problem computer. Don't forget to give it the correct subnet mask, DNS, and default gateway IP's as well.

If you can't assign an IP then you're having issues with the interface. It could be a physical (hardware) issue with the NIC, or it could be drivers or the TCP/IP stack.

If you can't, I suggest first trying to update the drivers for the NIC. If that doesn't fix the issue, you can try uninstalling, then reinstalling the TCP/IP stack. If that doesn't do it, you may need to replace the network interface.

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September 8, 2010 at 07:06:54
Right click on the adapter icon in the tray & tell it to use wireless zero. Then stop the adapter software from loading in startup under msconfig. Reboot & click ok.

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