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Microsoft DHCP bugs make Windows lose networking


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#1 chimo79

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:46 PM

A very good article for anyone with inexplicable networking problems. Well worth the read.

By Scott Spanbauer

Numerous perplexed Windows users have discovered that attempting to connect their PCs (especially Vista) to their existing networks or Wi-Fi hotspots results in flaky or nonexistent connections.

One reason: a change by Microsoft in Vista's Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) is causing conflicts with some networking hardware, which can require a Registry edit to fix.

The many reports of Vista networking snafus range from the gravest of symptoms no Internet connectivity at all to occasional connection drops:


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