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Solved: acquiring network address fails after resetting static IP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kkolge, Mar 5, 2009.

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  1. kkolge

    kkolge Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am running my laptop for over a year without connection problems.

    I had to configure my friends router on a different subnet and so I setup a static IP address on the Ethernet card. I did the same on the wireless card too and everything worked on the new network

    Once back to work, I had to set Ethernet and wireless network cards to automatically obtain IP address and DNS server settings.

    After resetting, now I am not at all able to connect to any network unless I set the network (Ethernet/wireless) to static IP.

    It is a big problem as I keep traveling and it is pretty odd to ask for the IP address at every guest port.

    Please help urgently.

    Configuration
    Hardware: Dell Inspiron 1525
    Wireless card: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
    Ethernet card: Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    OS: Windows XP SP3

    Services:
    Wireless Zero: Automatic
    DNS Client: Automatic
    DHCP Client: Automatic
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper: Automatic

    Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP enables under WINS settings.

    -Regards
    Ketan
     
  2. jazz3000

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  3. kkolge

    kkolge Thread Starter

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    Hello Jazz,

    thank you for your help. I had tried most of the things on the page before and it did not help this time either.

    -Regards
    Ketan
     
  4. jazz3000

    jazz3000

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    Well we'll keep going until we find the answer. Someone in here knows what it is. You might ask the Moderator to repost your question under the Internet and Networking category - it may be, there is someone in the forum there that has the information and expertise your needing. Jazz
     
  5. markomus

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    Did your laptop come with a network configuration utility besides Wireless Zero? If so, you might try first reinstalling your card's drivers and then using that config. utility. If you're only using Wireless Zero, then you might simply try reinstalling the drivers.

    Let us know if this helps! :)
     
  6. kkolge

    kkolge Thread Starter

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    Thank you Jazz and Markomus.

    I went thru following steps -

    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /setclassid
    ipconfig /registerdns
    ipconfig /renew

    then
    netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
    netsh winsock reset catalog

    then
    Go to connection properties -> TCP/IP -> Properties -> Advance -> Options TCP/IP Filtering -> properties.

    The "Enable TCP/IP filtering (All Adapters)" was checked and "Permit only" was selected for TCP, UDP ports and IP protocol.

    I am not sure how this got checked but looks like it was not letting the adapter to broadcast on the network to find the HDCP server. Thus it will not be able to connect to the DHCP and renew a IP address.

    Hope this helps

    Thank you everyone for helping me out.

    -Ketan
     
  7. billnye123

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    i have the same problem to but mine dosen't show my ip it just has .00.0.0..0 is all zero
     
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