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Windows XP does not assign a WINS Server, DNS Server, or Default Gateway

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  1. LonHoss

    LonHoss Thread Starter

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    Windows XP does not assign a WINS Server, DNS Server, or Default Gateway.

    Here is the output from ipconfig /all:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Lon Hoss>IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : omnibook-6100
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-09-00-6D
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.237.137
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\Lon Hoss>
     
  2. LonHoss

    LonHoss Thread Starter

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    No network connection
    Windows XP does not assign a WINS Server, DNS Server, or Default Gateway.

    Here is the output from ipconfig /all:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Lon Hoss>IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : omnibook-6100
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-09-00-6D
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.237.137
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\Lon Hoss>
     
  3. TerryNet

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    That is correct; when no Dhcp server responds Windows (or any OS) assigns only IP (169.254.x.y) and Mask (255.255.0.0). No more is needed.

    Were you expecting to find a Dhcp server? If so, to what (brand and model) are you trying to connect?
     
  4. LonHoss

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    My other laptop is connected to the same switch and works fine. I am using a NetGear switch. The laptop I am communicating with you has a 192.168.0.1 "Default Gateway", "DHCP Server", and "DNS Server" address. This laptop has an IP address of 192.168.0.108.

    I tried adding a PCMCIA Ethernet card to the troubled laptop PC, and it still doesn't get assigned a default gateway, DNS Server, or WINS server. I suspect something is missing in the OS, BIOS, etc. on this troubled laptop as I cannot get it to network connect?
     
  5. LonHoss

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    My other laptop is connected to the same switch and works fine. I am using a NetGear switch. The laptop I am communicating with you has a 192.168.0.1 "Default Gateway", "DHCP Server", and "DNS Server" address. This laptop has an IP address of 192.168.0.108.

    I tried adding a PCMCIA Ethernet card to the troubled laptop PC, and it still doesn't get assigned a default gateway, DNS Server, or WINS server. I suspect something is missing in the OS, BIOS, etc. on this troubled laptop as I cannot get it to network connect?
     
  6. etaf

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    What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG , Webroot etc

    - try safemode with networking
    as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
    safemode with networking - see if that works
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  7. TerryNet

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    I assume that the switch is connected to a router with LAN IP 192.168.0.1. Is its Dhcp server enabled and is the address range large enough to add another computer?

    The APIPA can also be caused by defective cable, defective router or switch port, wrong driver, defective NIC or firewall.

    What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?

    Also try ...

    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.
     
  8. TerryNet

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    I've merged your threads here. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
     
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