Hawking wireless router (HWRN1A300N) will not connect ot internet
When I went to the command prompt and typed "ipconfig" I got the IP Address and there was also a message that said "unable to contact your DHCP server". I use Comcast as the ISP. I can get to the internet by connecting directly to the Comcast Modem via ethernet.
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First of all - your ISP has nothing to to with DHCP. DHCP is handled internally by your router (or DHCP server). If you did not configure your router otherwise, it should hand out an IP address automatically. If you ipconfig shows that you have an IP address, then I assume that this address is manually configured. You should set everything to automatic until you know it works. So... Go to your start menu -> Control panel -> Network connections. Right-click on "Network Connections" and choose "open". Look for your "Local Area Connection", if you are wired into the router, or something like "Wireless Network Connection" if you're using wireless. Right-click "Local Area Connection" and choose "Properties". Double-click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and see that both "Obtain an IP address automatically" AND "Obtain DNS server address automatically" are selected. Click "OK" twice and make sure that all property windows are closed. Go to the command prompt and re-do "ipconfig /all" (No quotation marks of course). Check the line that says DHCP server, it should be the same IP as your Default Gateway (your router).
If this does not work for you, copy the result form that command here and I have another look.
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Going inot the router configuration page and reserving your computer with a specific IP address would resolve this issue, If you have never gone into the router config page, it would be reccomended that you not do this, and have a computer savvy person with networking experiance do this for you.
another solution would be releasing and renewing your IP address in the command prompt on your computer
in command prompt, type : ipconfig /release ENTER then ipconfig /renew to renew your ip address, this can be done rather than resetting the router everytime
First thing you can do is a ipconfig /release /renew to do that, go to:
Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt. Once thats open, type in ipconfig /release note, there should be a space between ipconfig and /release and renew your ip address should come up with 0.0.0.0
Now type in ipconfig /renew remember a space between ipconfig and /renew You should see an ip address of 192.168.XXX.XXX or 10.10.XXX.XXX something like that, depending on your network settings. if you do, you should be able to get on the internet.
If you see an address of 169.254.XXX.XXX Then it would be best if you powered off the Modem and the Router.
First turn off the Router, Next the Modem. Power back on in reverse order and see if it is able to connect then.
If all that fails, You can reset the router and see if it will connect then. You should have a reset button on the back of the router. Remember once the router is reset, you'll have to redo the security settings.
You want ot reset the router or the IP address of the computer. If you want to reset the router then you can press the reset button on the router. But if you reset the router , you will loose all the settings of the router. Click Here to know more about routers and network
This article will tell you how to refresh your IP address on a network.
This will only repair internet connection problems if you've changed
locations and you can't connect to the Internet. This is only for
Open the Command Prompt (from the Start button, go to Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt).
In the command prompt window, type ipconfig /release
In the command prompt window, type ipconfig /renew
Make sure that the cable/dsl modem is connected to the blue port on the Linksys router that say's internet and your computer to any of the yellow ethernet ports. Check what is the IP address of your computer by typing ipconfig on the command prompt(assuming your using Windows, to open command prompt click start and go to Run and type cmd, a black windows will open normally it will say C:\Document\Settings\Owner>. Your computer should obtain an IP address of 192.168.1.x, open Internet Explorer and type this address on the address bar http://192.168.1.1 when you get a prompt for a username and a password, leave the username blank and type "admin" for a password from there you can now check the entire settings of your linksys router, check the Status and make sure your router is getting a valid Internet IP address if not you may require manually setting up the configuration of your ISP on the router.
You have'nt specified whether your pc is connected to netgear or not. If yes then firstly it should be hard wired into the router to check connectivity.
Now on your PC Click start>run>type in cmd>in the command prompt screen that opens up type in ipconfig and press enter
it will display the ip address
if ip address is 192.168.0.2
and default gateway is 192.168.0.1 and still you're not able to open webpages run this command in the same command prompt screen netsh winsock reset catalog.......
You''ll be able to access webpages...
If ip address comes out to be something else get the drivers of nic card reinstalled on your PC.