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Unable to Contact DHCP Server/Limited or No Connectivity issue

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#1 SweetMeef


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:05 PM

I have a desktop PC on Win XP that for the last month has had a Limited or No Connectivity issue. I tried to repair as well as ipconfig /release and /renew, but the /renew reported that it was unable to contact the DHCP Server. I am typing this on a laptop (win7) that connects just fine, and my other devices (iphone, itouch) connect as well.

I followed all the steps in this article:
which includes resetting the TCP/IP, NIC, etc etc, all to no avail.

Tomorrow I'll try bringing the desktop to hard-wire to my router (Cisco ATT Uverse Gateway with built in wireless) to see if I can connect to the internet that way.

I thought my USB wireless adapter might be bad, but if I set a static IP, I can connect to the residential gateway's IP and change the router's settings, but cannot connect to the internet, I assume due to the DHCP issue.

I appreciate any assistance or other things I can try.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:16 AM

Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center
    • Windows Update
  • Press "Scan".
  • It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
  • Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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