Cannot aquire IP address through my Desktop using Lynksis Wireless Router
My desktop seems to get hung up in the "renewing your IP address" function when I do a "repair connection" operation. I have re-booted both the modem and the router and It can easily aquire the ip address through the other two laptops I have, but not through the desktop.
I can connect to my home wireless and other coffee shop wireless, but cannot connect to my in-laws wireless. It just tells me it has limited or no connectivity. I've tried to repair the connection but it gets hung up on "renewing IP address." Please help.
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First, make sure that that wireless card is configured to obtain an IP address automatically, unless you are at work and they give you a static IP address. You can check the configuration by going to the properties page of the wireless adapter. You get to this page through Control Panel > Network and Internet(or something similar depending on version of windows) Right click on the wireless connection and go to properties. Right click on TCP IPV 4 and the settings should be set to auto obtain ip address.
If you are using a static IP address, then you have to manually type in the ip address in the window above.
Try the following to renew the IP address.
Turn off the cable modem, the router and your computer. After 10 seconds, plug in the cable modem, after 20 seconds, plug in the router, after 20 seconds, turn on your computer and see if this helps.
Another option to renew the ip address is the following, Go to Start > Run and type "command" or "cmd" Then type "ipconfig /release" once this is done type "ipconfig /renew"
Is the desktop connected via the wired network also? The IP address it's trying to assign in this case comes from the router, if you are plugged into the router with a cable you should be able to reach it through IE at address 192.168.1.0 (maybe 1.1 for linksys). It should come up and ask for an ID and password. The default is something like admin and blank password but you may have reset it. Anyway all that info is in the router manual which can be downloaded. Once in, check the DHCP settings. DHCP sets the IP address and it probably conflicts with something else on the network or a different network. You could just try rebooting everything first, that's always a good choice. For instance, if you have a laptop that's connected, DHCP may have given your IP address to it, when you try to connect from the desktop, it's trying to renew an address instead of getting a new one, because it's lease hasn't expired. It gets confused, just try rebooting everything.
Here's what you can do Sometimes you can simply right-click the computer icon in the task bar near the clock of your XP desktop (If this icon is present). This will go through a process of resetting your IP address.
But if you do not have this option, you can go to START>RUN and type cmd. At the command line type ipconfig /release (or winipcfg /release in earlier versions of Windows). Then hit ENTER. Next, type ipconfig /renew and you should get a new IP address from the router.
If this doesn't work, renew the IP address. You will have to nullify the IP address on the PC, then shut the computer down. Next, unplug the cable modem for a couple of minutes, then plug it back in again. Once all of the modem lights are green, power up the PC again. It should automatically renew its IP at boot.
Unplug the router, then plug it back in AFTER you plug in the modem, but before you power up the PC. The router will need to supply the PC with a new IP address. Good luck, hope this helps or gives you something to try.
A dark "DOS" windows will appear
At the prompt, type: ipconfig
Note the "IP Address" (probably 192.168.1.2)
type: ipconfig /renew
Note the IP Address
If it has changed, then you are ok. Type: exit and press [ENTER]
If it did not change, then try this on the other computer.
If that didn't change either, the go to the Control Panel
Find the wireless or wired network adapter and Right-Click
In the Properties window, double-click "IP Address"
See the IP Address assigned? change the last digit by one number.
Example: if the IP Address is 192.168.1.2 then change to 192.168.1.3
First, you ned to login into your router (check the manuals for this, Netgear has this printed behind the router near Serial no. etc). Enable DHCP settings, allocate IP-address range say 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.5 (enough for 5 computers connecting via this router). Next, configure each computer to accept new IP-address from router by enabling DHCP. The settings on a Windows XP Professional Desktop: Need administrator access to your desktop, right-click on Network icon, Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties, click on Properties button, then select Advanced properties, you can set DHCP from here.
it may be that the router is not assigning ip addreses properly, and is duplicating the ip address on all pc's. or you have done the windows diagnose and repair or detect problems.
Go to the properties of each wireless card in control panel>network connections and on the TCP/IP line click propertes again and ensure obtain ip address automatically is checked.
Also go into the routers settings and ensure DHCP is enabled to give all pc's an automatic ip address.
Restart all pc's and your router (not Reset) and you should get renewed ip addresses and be able to connect.