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Wireless disconnects every few minutes

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  1. TheDax

    TheDax Thread Starter

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    My new netbook disconnects from the wireless internet every few minutes. I can reconnect by disabling and re-enabling the connection. I tried releasing the ip then renewing it. I could release it fine but when i typed ipconfig /renew it gave me this error message after stalling for a long time.

    "An error occured while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection : unable to contact your dhcp server. request has timed out"

    My ipconfig /all is:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name: Netbook
    Primary DNS Suffix:
    Mode Type: Broadcast
    IP Routing: No
    WINS Proxy Enabled: No

    Ethernet adaptor Wireless Network Connection:

    Connecction-specific DNS Suffix:
    Description: Atheros AR5007EG Wirelsee Network Adaptor
    Physical Address: 00-24-2B-B4-59-10
    Dhcp Enabled: Yes
    Autoconfig enabled: Yes
    Ip Address: 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask:0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway:
    DHCP Server: 255.255.255.255

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. 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.
     
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