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Problem Acquirng Ip Address For Wireless Internet Connection


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#1 blackcat

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 04:04 AM

HI,
Hopefully you can help me out with this i'm starting to get a real headache.

I have a cable internet connection running through a motorola surfboard modem which connects to a wireless-G linksys router.
I have 2 laptops running of this both Windows XP with service packs upto date.
1 laptop with internal modem has no problems at all.
My laptop with a belkin wireless network card is having all the problems which started out of the blue. I had been able to use my laptop wirelessly until yesterday. Now every time i try and connect while the signal strength is excellent, the computer is unable to acquire an IP address and therefore doesn't connect.
However, when i directly connect through a ethernet cable there is no issue.

I have tried refreshing the ip address, manually setting it on the same address as the other laptop, turning the modem/router off for a few minutes but none of this works. I have run ad aware/spybot search and destroy/AVG antivirus and nothing comes up.

1 thing though is through command prompt when i type ipconfig- for the wireless connection there is no connection specific DNS suffix or default gateway and the IP address and subnet mask are different-is this the issue and how can i fix it?

Hopefully ive given you enough info to help me figure this out.

Thanks for your help.

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#2 acklan

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 05:45 AM

Could you have originally connected to another network unknowingly? Now for some reason that network connection is down. I would recommend uninstalling the hardware and software and setting it up again. You should not have had a different IP/subnet mask.
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 05:21 AM

Hey Acklan,
thanks for the advice but tried reinstalling all software adn hardware, but still have the same problem acquiring network address.
I doubt I would have connected to another network, my network is the only available option and thats the same name as the other computer that is working still.
I think originally i would have had the correct IP and subnet mask but somehow that may have got changed????

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 05:26 AM

Sorry just covering all the bases. Have you re-run the ICS? For some reason I have seen it take a couple of ties running it to establish a connection.
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:53 AM

if i may make a suggestion.
your profile in your belkin 802.11g w/s card is not accurate for some reason. sometimes, i uninstall the belkin softweare re-install the driver only and use the windows utility to connect.
works for me on some weird w/s connection issues. you will find it use ful as well no-doubt, make sure you have all the windows updates please. especially the net pack
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:40 PM

Thanks alot Snapper and Acklan,
Re-installed the driver only and used the windows utility to connect and all seems well now. :thumbsup:

Thanks for the help, makes my life so much easier.




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