Unable to connect to DHCP Server

June 19, 2005 at 15:31:44
Specs: WINDOWS XP, PENTIUM 4/ 512MB RAM

I am trying to connect my wireless netwrork, I am unable to do so, I get the following error message when i try to renew my ipconfig

" Unable to connect to DHCP Server"
I have tried ipconfig /release, ipconfig /release all, ipconfig/renew.
Nothing helped, I was using this wireless connection previously and it worked fine, I am having this problem from 2 days. I am able to connect through the cord though.
Please advice.


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#1
June 20, 2005 at 10:38:21

Disable the XP firewall and try again. If it works, set it back up but as part of a LAN.

From the command prompt, ping 127.0.0.1 and see if you get OKs back. That means your network adapter is probably Ok.

Next, run the Wireless Network Setup and see if it recognizes the network adapter and can detect your LAN. Unless you've changed your WEP/WPA passwords recently this should work.

Run a virus scan and see if you picked up a bug.


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#2
June 22, 2005 at 06:40:46

The first thing I would try is rebooting the router/access point. I have seen Linksys models that will successfully bridge DHCP attempts through the switching fabric OK for hardwires, but not for wireless clients. Windows reports that you are connected to the WLAN, but no traffic can be passed. Just an experience.....

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#3
July 13, 2005 at 20:04:44

This problem may also happen If you had set the WEP key on the modem/router and not the wireless or if they are different.

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