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Solved: DHCP not enabled?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sean_Alan, Aug 30, 2008.

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  1. Sean_Alan

    Sean_Alan Thread Starter

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    I am having a similar problem with my wife's laptop. We just got a new wireless gateway modem from AT&T. It works great on mine but while it says he's connected to the network, I can't get any web pages to come up. I tried some of the other solutions provided and I notice that when I run the cmd stream it says the DHCP is not enabled. But when I go into Admin tools and services it says the DHCP has "started"? I do see that both our computers are using the same IP address. Her computer says under "connection status" under "address type" "Maunally Configured" while mine says its configured by DHCP. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

    I've created a new thread for your issue here.

    Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

    Thanks for your cooperation.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  4. Sean_Alan

    Sean_Alan Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>IPCONFIG /ALL
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : OWNER-S0LBP2Q3V
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net
    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Wireless-G PCI Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-C4-03-A6
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.215.64.14
    24.205.1.14
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-03-25-17-DF-67
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.66
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:48:10 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 31, 2008 8:48:10 PM
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>
     
  5. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    you need to enable DHCP
    Both PC's should not have the same IP - they should be different

    I suspect your working PC is on DHCP
    you seem to have the wireless set to NO DHCP , but the LAN is on DHCP
    see the IP item
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No


    goto your connections and change the setting for the wireless to DHCP automatic
    this shows you the settings to set a fixed IP - which yours is set to
    Change it - to obtain an IP automatically and change the DNS to automatic too
    http://windows-server-training.com/enable-windows-vista-dhcp-tcp-ip/
     
  6. Sean_Alan

    Sean_Alan Thread Starter

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    i don't see how to change the DHCP settings...I am running XP home edition. Also, does the 1394 Connection need to be enabled in addition to the Wireless Network connection?
     
  7. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    No thats firewire - for connecting things like digital video cameras

    if you look at the last picture on the link
    you will see it has

    Use the following IP address with a radio button to the left highlightede
    I suspect this is how your wireless is set up
    click on the radio button above it
    obtain an ip address automatically

    Heres a link with it set up correctly for XP
    http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/classdocs/DHCP_XP/DHCP_XP.html
     
  8. Sean_Alan

    Sean_Alan Thread Starter

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    That did it! Thank you so very much!
     
  9. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    glad to have helped

    You can now mark as solved - button
     
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