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Cannot Aquire Network Address


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#1 mestuprancid

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:04 PM

I just reinstalled windows on my brothers computer after having so mnay problems with it. I had it up in my room where the router is located and set up the wireless connection and it was working fine in here with an excellent signal. When i brought it back to his room in the basement and connected everything and try to connect and have a 'great' sometimes excellent signal but it wont acquire the network address.

How can i make it renew the ip address in my network so it can connect. I would understand if he wasnt able to connect because of the signal of him being on another floor but he has a good signal and just renewing the ip is the problem. What should I try?

I cant move the router because my desktop is hardwired to it, and theres no way for him to get a wired connection from where his pc is and where the router is upstairs

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:03 PM

If it worked upstairs, that would mean you've set properties of TCP/IP correctly for the wireless connection.
So what I would do is reboot the computer you moved.
Normally reboot would re-aquire IP once again, since it may well have changed depending on your ISP. It might work.
And/or go back upstairs, read off all the data in ipconfig /all and make sure to set it all up the same way downstairs.

In your firewall, is the router permitted as the DHCP server? I suspect you have that done correctly.




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