Solved DHCP Allocator is disabled

April 26, 2014 at 01:04:48
Specs: Windows 7, 2.0/ 2 gigs of ramof ram
The following is from the event log. I do have a wireless router, and the range defaults to the 192.168.1... range. I can not change it to 137.
Event Log follows:
"The DHCP allocator has disabled itself on IP address 192.168.1.102, since the IP address is outside the 192.168.137.0/255.255.255.0 scope from which addresses are being allocated to DHCP clients. To enable the DHCP allocator on this IP address, change the scope to include the IP address, or change the IP address to fall within the scope."


How do I change the scope to include the IP address, or change the IP address to fall within the scope?


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April 29, 2014 at 12:22:31
If you are cabled correctly then perhaps you put the router into bridge mode which would then pass the wan ip the router should get to your pc.

Pull up the documentation for your router so you know the default logon and password. Reset to factory and then logon using the defaults to then configure and secure the router.

Also be clear on what you are reading on the internet. That 192.168.137.1 relates only to running ICS which you are not doing. Even then that would be for a client not the host pc.

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#1
April 26, 2014 at 09:05:40
Have you changed the routers ip address to e.g. 192.168.137.1 ?

If so, the DHCP settings should give you the range of 192.168.137.2 to 192.168.137.255.

If routers ip address is e.g. 192.168.1.1, the DHCP range is 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.255.

So if you want to use 192.168.137.x, you first have to change the routers ip address to 192.168.137.1.


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#2
April 26, 2014 at 21:46:34
I did that and now I have this error:

"The DHCP allocator has detected a DHCP server with IP address 192.168.137.1 on the same network as the interface with IP address 192.168.137.104. The allocator has disabled itself on the interface to avoid confusing DHCP clients"

Other forums said to turn ICS off, but it was already off.


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#3
April 28, 2014 at 08:23:19
Post the results of a ipconfig /all for review as well as what OS you are working with.

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#4
April 28, 2014 at 17:19:06
I am using Windows 7

Results of Ipconfig /all:
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Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : concerro-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ec.rr.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8191SE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapte
r
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-F1-A1-61-DC-34
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ec.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-0A-A9-96-DD-C5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2606:a000:ffc0:1d:61bf:2ee0:cbed:40f4(Pre
ferred)
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:45:17 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 03, 2014 10:04:51 AM
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b4f3:a1fe:3582:b6b8%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 65.184.xxx.xxx(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:45:17 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:24:31 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 65.184.210.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 142.254.199.93
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 247990953
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-55-E1-6E-C8-0A-A9-96-DD-C5

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.137.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{AD82D85D-752F-4EC2-8A37-7147FB16E113}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {A72E4F3F-89AD-41C5-B71E-E835043C7C97}:


Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.ec.rr.com:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ec.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:90d7:825:3d0d:be47:2cce(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::825:3d0d:be47:2cce%18(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {713A8A57-E871-41C4-B5D7-647166777AEA}:


Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{2FA37FA0-BDA4-4A53-BCF9-27A325F26A3D}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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#5
April 29, 2014 at 08:13:46
What I'm seeing above makes me think you have the internet connected directly to your PC. At least the IP address on your wired NIC is a routable IP and appears to have been assigned by your ISP, not your router.

The Default Gateway IP (65.184.210.1) belongs to Time Warner Cable Internet LLC.

Your internet should be going into the router's "internet" (WAN) port and your PC should be plugged into a LAN port on the same router. Then you would get DHCP from the router.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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I am the captain of my soul.

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#6
April 29, 2014 at 08:21:27
And the dns ip you assigned is invalid since the pc isn't part of that subnet.

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#7
April 29, 2014 at 12:05:44
I had the cable modem attach to the WAN(the one labeled internet) port. It had been that way for months, and then suddenly it stopped working. The other ports which are a different color than the WAN port go to a printer, and other devices. That has always been the setup.
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As for the DNS which I am assuming you mean to 192.168.137.1, I did that because it was suggested by another poster due to change my router's IP address the problem in my first post.

I don't know what to do about it looking like the wiring is incorrect. I may just get a new router since that should not be happening.


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#8
April 29, 2014 at 12:22:31
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If you are cabled correctly then perhaps you put the router into bridge mode which would then pass the wan ip the router should get to your pc.

Pull up the documentation for your router so you know the default logon and password. Reset to factory and then logon using the defaults to then configure and secure the router.

Also be clear on what you are reading on the internet. That 192.168.137.1 relates only to running ICS which you are not doing. Even then that would be for a client not the host pc.

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#9
April 29, 2014 at 13:26:14
And this router has been giving me problems on and off for years now. It will be ok for a few months, then suddenly no internet, no matter who my ISP was. The last time I just reset it back to the default settings.

If I don't get it fixed by Wednesday afternoon I will just mark it as solved.


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#10
April 29, 2014 at 13:28:34
I just read the last comment. I know how to bridge connections from windows 7, but I don't know how to bridge this router.

Can all routers be bridged? If so I will try to download the manual and figure it out.

Thanks for all the help everyone.

edit: I will put it back to the default settings again, and go from there.

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#11
April 29, 2014 at 22:36:48
I set the router back to the factory settings again, and then I unplugged the modem for about 30 seconds and everything is good again for now, but I think it is about time for another router since this one decides to not cooperate every few months.

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#12
April 30, 2014 at 05:58:53
I agree 100%

If your router has been giving you issues for some time, definitely replace it. I would recommend you buy something that has 1 Gig LAN ports and dual wireless radios (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz).

Thanks for getting back to us and letting us know the fix!

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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