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Solved: Problem Acquiring Network Address

Discussion in 'Networking' started by spirittoo, May 15, 2015.

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  1. spirittoo

    spirittoo Thread Starter

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    For some reason I can no longer get a wireless connection. I was having problems booting into windows and got that problem solved, but then I discovered I could not get a wireless connection anymore no matter what I tried.

    I did a search on this problem and there are tons of people with this problem of being stuck at acquiring network address and going no further. I have tried everything I saw suggested.

    I went into the cmd prompt and did and ipconfig /flushdns ... ipconfig /release ... and ipconfig /renew and that didn't work.

    I use the run feature and use the service msc and made sure automatic was selected in the NLA.

    I checked the TCP/IP and made sure that was set for automatic.

    I tried disabling and enabling the wireless connection.

    I tried the repair option, but it just gets stuck at acquiring network address.

    I tried to unplug the modem and router, waited over 60 sec. pluggled the modem first wait for it to come on completely then the router then tried the cmd prompt using those ipconfig commands I mention earlier.

    I tried to reinstall the driver for the wireless network adapter. I checked the device manager and it states that the adapter is working properly. I can see the LED light flashing as it usually does.

    Here is some of the info I got from the ipconfig ...
    Physical address: 00-E0-55-00-01-61
    DHCP Enabled ................. Yes
    Autoconfig Enabled .......... Yes
    IP Address ....................... 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask .................... 0.0.0.0
    DHCP Server .................... 255.255.255.255
    DNS Server ...................... 156.154.70.22
    156.154.71.22
    IP Routing Enabled ............ No
    WINS Proxy Enabled ......... No

    I have done so many different things I can't remember them all.

    I am using my XP machine. I hope I have given enough information if not, let me know.
     
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    (from a JohnWill post)

    IP addresses of 0.0.0.0 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, reboot 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.

    There has also been at least one case where switching from using Dell WLAN to XP’s WZC resolved the issue.
     
  4. spirittoo

    spirittoo Thread Starter

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    I got it going again, but not real sure how I did it. Did the things suggested and it started working again ... which one that worked I don't know. I did find that comodo was causing a problem with me getting on line I had to remove it. Something happen after the crash where comodo would not start. Each time the computer booted up I would get a message that the security agent could not start.

    While it was installed I had problems getting online. Once I removed it I was able to get on line. So I would say comodo was the problem. I had to install zone alarm because I need anti virus protection and a firewall for XP. So I will mark this problem solved. Thanks for posting and reading my post. :D
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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