Limited/No Connectivity~DHCP Problem

November 2, 2010 at 01:05:16
Specs: Windows XP Home SP3
Hi There Everyone at Computing.net ! I am desperate for some HELP...Please?..........PRETTY PLEEEAAASSEE ???
Now,
Before i Continue Please First Be Sure to Read FULLY thru even though its LONG. I ask this because I have already done quite a few things to try to repair this & have ran a bunch of things & have all the info included here for you & i don't want you maybe suggesting things I've already done or ask me to get info I've already included.
Second...Please know that I am not Very Computer Savvy or Knowledgable. Well,....a Little for a Home User but with the Operating System, NOT much at all with this problem & networking, routers, modems, IP addresses & DHCP !! Networking is DEFINITELY NOT my area of expertise So Please Handle with Care. lol. THANKS & HUGS in Advanced

ok,
The Problem
We have a Main Desktop Computer as well as a Lap Top,..both Running WINDOWS XP. The Lap Top is Wireless with a LINKSYS Wireless Card & the Desktop has the MOTOROLA Modem & a LINKSYS Router & we are BROADBAND Connected.
Both were Running & Working just fine & they were Both Accessing the Internet just fine...until 3 days ago when the Wireless Lap Top suddenly wouldn't connect to the internet & it Popped Up with a Yellow Explanation Mark over the Double Computer Icon in the Bottom Right Task Bar...Near the Clock, with a Message in the Task Bar Stated :: " LIMITED OR NO CONNECTIVITY " " THE PROBLEM OCCURRED BECAUSE THE NETWORK DID NOT ASSIGN A NETWORK ADDRESS TO THE COMPUTER ".

FIX ATTEMPTS :: There are Several & I Have Put 2 ** Next to Each One so You can See Everything Already Done in an Attempt to Repair or Figure out this Problem.

** I Tried to do the Repair Link they Provide & got back a Message that Stated :: "WINDOWS COULD NOT FINISH REPAIRING THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING ACTION CANNOT BE COMPLETED: RENEWING YOUR IP ADDRESS. CONTACT THE PERSON THAT MANAGES YOUR NETWORK."

** Then, i decided to go into & check the EVENT LOG on Both the Wireless Computer as well as the Desktop
& on the DESKTOP Computer there is 3 Re-occurring Events:
: EVENT ID 1003 : Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 00045A65B2AE. The following error occurred: The operation was canceled by the user. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
: EVENT ID 1002 : The IP address lease 192.168.1.100 for the Network Card with network address 00045A65B2AE has been denied by the DHCP server 167.206.3.234 (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message).
:EVENT ID 8033 : The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{0D7F99D4-F8F1-4334-8B8F-A3AEEEB0B3A5} because a master browser was stopped.
On the WIRELESS, the Same EVENT ID 1003 Appears, as well as EVENT ID 8033 but here this one says : The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{19E63502-F763-4C9F-8B95-17F53C85C134} because a master browser was stopped.
:& the there is also EVENT ID 1007 : Your computer has automatically configured the IP address for the Network Card with Network Address 00045AC94E3A. The IP Address being used is 169.254.45.251

BUT
...& this is so odd......

** I then Ran IP CONFIG / ALL on Both the Wireless Lap Top as well as the Desktop, & Below i Have Copied & Pasted what they both says & You gotta see what the WIRELESS one says. It's extremely odd looking to me.

--->>> Copy of IPCONFIG /ALL for WIRELESS LAPTOP:
C:\Documents and Settings\NS>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Instant Wireless Network PC Card V2.
5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-5A-C9-4E-3A
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.45.251
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A9-FE-2D-FB
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.45.251%2
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

--->>> Copy of IPCONFIG /ALL for DESKTOP Computer (which is running fine):

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapt
er(LNE100TX v4)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-5A-65-B2-AE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.2
167.206.254.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 01, 2010 11:53:15 P
M
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 02, 2010 11:53:15
PM

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>


** Now, On the Wireless Laptop, I also Ran IPCONFIG /RENEW & it Comes back with a Message Stating ::
"UNABLE TO CONTACT YOUR DHCP SERVER. REQUEST TIMED OUT"

** On the Wireless I then also Ran a Command Found on Google for Repairing Corrupt TCP/IP Stack
~ Command "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" & it Made the Yellow Explanation Mark on the Double Computer Icon in the Taskbar with the Pop Up Message Stating Limited or No Connectivity, Go Away & I was So Excited thinking that it was fixed, but NADA...We still could not get on the internet & now the Yellow Explanation Mark is back.

** i Ran the Internet Explorer Repair i get an Error 12007 ??

** I then also Ran a Command for Reseting the Winsock ~ Two of them.... "netsh winsock reset" & "netsh winsock reset catalog" & restarted, but NADA.
Now I also noticed that the IP address is 169.254, which it normally isnt....to my knowledge?

** I also Checked that the Following SERVICES were Started on Both the Lap Top & Desktop. There were, of course, Other Services Other then these that were indeed Started but per a Google Search & Forum Reply & Response, Someone Said to Check these & so i did & these were indeed Started. If there are Any Others i Need to Check on for sure, Let me Know.
• COM+ Event System • Computer Browser • DHCP Client • DNS Client • Network Connections • Network Location Awareness • Remote Procedure Call (RPC) • Server • TCP/IP Netbios helper • Wireless Zero Configuration • Workstation

** Now....I also went into the DEVICE MANAGER on Both Computers to Look for any Red X's.....especially under Network Adapters & the Desktop is Fine
&
the WIRELESS Laptop shows under "NETWORK ADAPTERS":
~ 1394 Net Adapter which is fine with No Red X
~ Instant Wireless Network PC Card V2.5 as fine with No Red X
&
~ Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100) & THIS DOES HAVE A RED X ....BUT...it ALWAYS has & when it did we were able to get onto the Internet just fine. I always thought this was the cable we would use if we wanted to make the wireless not wireless & thats why it showed with the Red X.....but maybe ive been wrong ??????????????

** Now.....I also took the Lap top over to the Desktop & hooked it up through the Router....& nothing...everything was still exactly the same. No Connection, the IpConfig was the same so was the Device Manager.

Well,....I think I've given you all I know & All that I can for now.
I So Very Much Hope Someone Out there can Spare Some of Their Time & Help Me. & again....Please Know I'm Not Computer Knowledgable when it comes to Networking Issues So I will Need Help with any Steps or Instructions.
& Oh I am So Thankful Already to Any of you that will Give your Time to My Annoying Issue & to Helping Little Lost Me Out. Really.....Im ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. THANKS & MANY HUGS, Corey


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November 2, 2010 at 03:14:11
I guess, connecting the Laptop by wire should work.
This isn't a solution, but it should work.

So I suggest to check, whether the wireless encryption key is correct.
With the desktop, you should be able to connect to your routers web interface by typing:
http://192.168.1.1
In the wireless configuration, you should find the used encryption type and key, which both must be the same at the laptop.
So write down the encryption type, key and the SSID, that's the name of your wireless network, and configure the wireless connection on the laptop again.

Please report back.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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