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Inspiron 6400 Cant Aquire DHCP IP Address


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#1 ComfortablyNumb

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:16 AM

Hi

MyDell Inspiron 6400 has been working with no problems (Windows XP) and has been connecting to the internet wirelessly via A Netgear router.

I switched the machine off one night and then the next day my wireless connection came up with the 'The connection has limited or no connectivity'. It seem to be physically connected to the router (can see the wireless signal strength).

Looking at IPCONFIG, the Autoconfiguration IP address is 169.254.230.149 with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.0.0. I have a DHCP range of 192.168.0.2 - 192.168.0.100 - Subnet 255.255.255.0 so this is a bit odd.

Plug in a wired Lan connection and I get connection straight away (albeit that one of the lan lights is orange when its usually green (left one)

Two other laptops in the house can connect wirelessly with no probs.

The card installed is a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card - checked device manager and updated driver with no effect.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:08 AM

You may want to try resetting both TCP/IP and Winsock on your computer to help with your troubles.
To successfully complete this, you will need to be at a command prompt.
Click on Start then Run. In the Run box type CMD and press enter.
You will now see a black window with one line of text and a blinking cursor.

You will next type:
  • netsh int ip reset tcp.log
This will reset your TCP/IP settings.

Next you will reset Winsock:

You will type:
  • netsh winsock reset sock.log
When the Winsock is finished you will be directed to restart your computer. Type exit in the window and press enter.

From here you will do a normal restart on your computer and retest your network connection.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:50 PM

If that doesn't work make sure your connecting to the proper wireless network. It's happend before with other users :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:04 AM

Thanks for the replies. But unfortunately to no avail. I've madesure Im connected to my network too. I know I've been caught out b4 with taht one. Maybe the Lan card is goosed???
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:26 AM

You may want to try updating the drivers for your 1390 Card in your Dell.

Go Here and download the newest drivers for your system. I know across the top it says Dell 1490 Dual Band WLAN Minicard, but that's where Dell pointed me for your 1390 Drivers.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:26 AM

Cheers - will give that a go...
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