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#1 trevorcork

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:54 AM

Hi i have a few device connected to our work network wirelessly and they work fine, but when i try add a new laptop it connects but i cannot view web pages, i try connect a tablet it says obtaining ip address and then just doesnt work, also the laptop wirelessly was getting a 169 ip address, meaning it wasnt seeing the router, but any device already on the network connects no problem its just new devices


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 10:32 AM

169.254.x.x addresses don't mean that you're not seeing the router, it means you're not getting a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) address, which may or may not be the same thing.

 

How much control do you have over the wireless network and DHCP server?  Is the laptop a work machine?

 

It is possible that the wireless network is out of DHCP addresses.



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 03:46 PM

Oh i didnt no it can run out of addresses, how many yusually can it have



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:03 PM

Depends on the subnet mask. With an IP address of 192.168.1.X and subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 there are 254 addresses available. Your work network may have Static IP addressing or there is security in place to prevent devices from connecting to the network without being authenticated. If your not part of the IT department you should contact them to find out.  


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