I have problems connecting to the internet for several weeks. I have Windows XP with Service Pack 3. My router is a Linksys WRT54G. At first I used to be able to repair the connection using the network connection, 'repair my connection' option under the control panel. But, my wifi printer never seemed to work when I did that. I have tried getting access to my routers sign on page my typing 192.168.1.1 when I am connected to the internet, but I get an error message that the web page can't be found. I have also performed Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connection > Properties > Internet Protocol and made sure the options 'Obtain an IP address automatically' and 'Obtain DNS server address automatically' were selected. No luck. I reset my cable modem, and my router. The message I now get when I attempt to access the internet is 'A problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer', and 'Limited or no connectivity' status shows. I then performed Start > CMD > Ipconfig and the following was displayed :
Connection-specific DNS suffix:
Autoconfiguration IP Address: 169.254.23.240
Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
Both the default gateway and connection specific DNS are blank. Also my sons's laptop has never had a problem connecting to the internet. But, now that I reset the router, when he does connect to the internet, my wifi network name is not listed, but only a generic 'Linksys' network is listedm and is is unsecured.
Any help would be appreciated. I have worked on this for a month and I think I am making the problem worse.
Edited by hamluis, 27 September 2013 - 05:07 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Networking - Hamluis.