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Able to connect to local area connection but not wireless

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  1. Kelsey924

    Kelsey924 Thread Starter

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    I recently had my hard drive replaced. Before that, I bought a wireless router and had no problems connecting to it. Now, I am able to connect via local area connection but not to my wireless. Every time I select repair connection, it connects but hangs on repairing IP for hours. When I enter in the command ipconfig/release, the IP for wireless shows up as 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0
    I have spent hours googling this and playing around with it, obviously no luck. Help would truly be appreciated
     
  2. Jason08

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    Do you have other wireless computers?
    If so, are they working fine?
     
  3. Kelsey924

    Kelsey924 Thread Starter

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    Yes, my roommates (2 of them) connect to the same router and theirs are working fine.
     
  4. Jason08

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    Try obtaining an address automatically.
    Go to the Windows control panel, then network and internet connections. Click Internet connections, and right click the wireless one. Then click properties. Click TCP/IP, and click properties. Select the dots at obtain an address automatically and DNS automatically.
     
  5. Kelsey924

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    They are already selected :(
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    IP addresses of all zeros are normally caused by one of the following.

    Diagnosis:

    1. DHCP Service not running.
    2. Duplicate IP address on the network.
    3. Bad NIC card drivers.
    4. Defective NIC hardware.

    Resolution:

    1. Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.
    2. Turn off ALL of the computers and other network connected devices, restart (power cycle) the router, then restart all the computers and other network devices.
    3. Check for upgraded drivers and/or reload the Network drivers.
    4. Replace the Network Interface Card.
     
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