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Solved: Can't acquire network address on wired LAN

Discussion in 'Networking' started by randoti, Feb 10, 2007.

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  1. randoti

    randoti Thread Starter

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    Hi Folks,

    I'm trying to connect my work laptop to the internet. It's a DSL connection which goes thru a router, then thru a wireless router. The laptop isn't wireless so I'm using a LAN cable to connect the laptop to the wireless router. It's showing a connection with "Limited or no Connectivity".

    Here's the ipconfig /all:


    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TRANDOLPHR51
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : best.com
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Mobile Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-C6-E1-87-9C
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.66.113
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Note that the Default Gateway does not have an address listed.

    Please help, thanks!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Could be a bad cable, bad port on the router, bad NIC in the PC, router's Dhcp server is disabled, router's Dhcp address range is severely restricted, PC's DHCP client service is not running or PC's 3rd party firewall is blocking all LAN access.
     
  3. randoti

    randoti Thread Starter

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    Thank you! There's another computer that's connected to the wireless router, and it is connected. I unplugged the LAN cable from the working PC and connected it to the laptop, and the laptop is still not connecting. Does this narrow down the potential problems?
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Yep. You just eliminated the first two items in my list.

    When you do an ipconfig /all on the connected computer what does the "Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : " line say. If it is Yes then your router's Dhcp server is enabled.

    Does this laptop connect successfully at work or elsewhere?

    I'll be back sometime tomorrow; maybe somebody else will help out tonight.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Give this a try:

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

    For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reboot and test.
     
  6. randoti

    randoti Thread Starter

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    Folks, sorry I never closed this thread out...I found out that the hardware was broken and have since bought a new router, that fixed the problem.
    Marking the thread solved, thanks again.
     
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