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DHCP Causes router reset

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Techmonkeys, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. Techmonkeys

    Techmonkeys Thread Starter

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    Ok here's a strange one for you.

    At my mother-in-laws to be, she has a PC and her work laptop.

    Her PC connects wirelessly no problems, my laptop will connect wired or wirelessly no problems.

    Her work laptop (Dell Inspiron 2600) if you connect it either via the wired card (3com 3c905b) or the wireless card (Linksys WPC55AG) when it tries to pick up an IP address it causes the router to reset itself.

    Dont think it can be the router as the other machines work fine, but for some reason the Dell laptop has some serious issues.

    Have re-installed all drivers and no joy at all.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Techmonkeys

    Techmonkeys Thread Starter

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    Just an update, if I connect it wirelessly or wired and set a static IP it works no problems.

    most bizarre
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If the router is actually resetting, it's most likely a router issue. There should be no way, short of actually entering the configuration of the router from the machine, that a connection should reset the router. I'd do the following...

    1. Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
    2. Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.
     
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