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Solved: Wireless usb adapter can't find DHCP server

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rgwelch002, Aug 18, 2008.

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  1. rgwelch002

    rgwelch002 Thread Starter

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    I have a Gateway pc running WinXP Home .I have a wireless-G 2.4 ghz 802.11g Linksys router with a linksys wireless usb adapter the usb adapter "sounds like" it is trying to connect but can't. I think it has something to do with the DHCP server(Router) In the tcp/ip setting is set for auto config.I an sending a text document off a floppy drive of the command prompt of IPCONFIG/ALL.Could you please tell me what I'm doing wrong.I am working on a p2p network with eight machines.On my other machine it says lease Aug 17 to 18Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Ron>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gateway
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
    rnet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-BD-03-8A-40

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapt
    er with SpeedBooster
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-7E-0B-C8-70

    C:\Documents and Settings\Ron>
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Both the ethernet and wireless are Media disconnected.

    Can you detect your wireless network? If so, try to connect and show an ipconfig /all if you get something other than Media disconnected.
     
  3. rgwelch002

    rgwelch002 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, TerryNet for your reply.I have looked at my Linkys usb adaptor software and it says I have a ip address of 0.0.0.0 default gateway of 0.0.0.0 My software sounds like it tries to connect over and over again,but can't.IPCONFIG/ALL still says same as before. I am puzzled.I still think it has something o do with DCHP Can you please help me with this problem.Thanks again for your help
     
  4. TerryNet

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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.
     
  5. viraj_14

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    i have the same problem with my netgear adaptor wg111v3 the media state says disconnected but the ip addresses all seem to work
     
  6. Wanderer2

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    There is also the issue of having both interfaces enabled and connected but the routers dhcp service has been set to only assign one ip address to that workstation. You can't have the same assignment on both and that results in a ip conflict.

    I would suggest you disable your wireless interface and just connected wired. See if that works then report back for further advice.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    Side question, Wanderer2. How is that done, and can you give me an example of a router that has that feature?
     
  8. rgwelch002

    rgwelch002 Thread Starter

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    I'm still having the same problem.Sometimes when I type IpCONFIG/ALL I get a DHCP Server.....255.255.255.255 and no ip address o.o.o.o. or subnet mask o.o.o.o but the DHCP enabled...yes What does this DHCP Server number mean(255.255.255.255).It should be 192.168.1.1 (my Linksys Router). Still confused.and thanks for all of your help
     
  9. TerryNet

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    Do the following repairs and then show another ipconfig /all please.

    (From a JohnWill post)

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD, OK 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 the machine.
     
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