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internittently aquiring IP address

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#1 vancreef


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Posted 09 January 2011 - 05:35 AM

Hi, and sorry if this has been asked before, but a search doesn't come up with anything. I am connected to the internet via Virgin Broadband, and the modem they supplied is connected to my Belkin wireless router. This then "broadcasts" the internet to 2 laptops and 1 PC, which works fine except for the fact that it intermittently drops and says "aquiring ip address", and the network connection icon goes to the one with the golden globe hovering around the pc. After a few second it comes back on, but at some point, normally after several hours, the "aquiring ip address" will appear and stays there, and the only way I can get it to work, is to unplug both modem and router power, wait a few seconds, and then plug them back in. after about 20 secs, the connection is restored and it will work fine for an unknown amount of time, but before long (minutes,hours), the aquiring ip problem comes back. I have a PC that is connected to the router with an ethernet lead and this never suffers from any connection problems.
Any ideas?

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#2 Desion


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:16 PM

Maybe you have a weak wireless signal? Otherwise, i am not sure sorry

Edited by hamluis, 21 January 2011 - 07:22 AM.
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#3 Dmacf10


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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:19 PM

I would check the DHCP lease time on the router. Maybe increase it so you won't have to renew your IP address so often. It does seem like a major problem with your router though.

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