Ip Address 169.x.x.x Wireless Internet Connection Problems 6400/E1505 Dell Laptop
Whenever I try to connect I receive a 169.x.x.x
Intel 3945 ABG Card
Dell Inspiron E1505
Using Intel Proset Wirelessly to connect.
Tried unplugging the router.
Tried ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew
Tried installing Intel Proset's newest software and driver. I restarted my computer and started proset. The UI was flashing rapidly and my cursor turned into a hourglass whenever it hovered over it. <-----I am extremely confused by that so I system restored to my old driver and software.
DHCP Service is enabled.
Other computers in network are working fine. (2)
I can connect to the internet using a cable.
Intel Proset/Wireless says I am connected with Excellent signal quality, however windows says I have limited or no connectivity.
I am guessing that it is a driver/software problem but then there is the dilemma when I install the new Proset software/driver. Thanks for the help in advance.
hello I have about the same problem I have att/dsl w/a d-link 624 ver. c in what I beleave is called linked I also run pure networks and I have 2 pc's and two laptops on but I can't get this acer or for that matter my hp laptop (my 3rd) to connect they can't even find my wireless net my hp will connect with the cat 5 but my new one (the acer) will not see either I have tried ipconfig/renew run setup wizard I seem to be going in circles come someone help
Re: Ip Address 169.x.x.x Wireless Internet Connection...
Questions to ask yourself: - I the wifi card connecting to the routers wifi network? or your next door neighbors? - did it connect with the correct WEP? withouot the right WEP it will not communicatwith the WAP - is the router set to be the DHCP server? this function is normally defaulted to ON
some times though windows simply has to have its TCP stack reset after having been connected to too many different networks, especially if you are a heavy wifi user.
open a command prompt: I see you already know how.
Type this command line
netsh int ip reset <anyfilenameyoulike>.txt the txt file will be a log file tha will be placed on your main (c:) drive after the NETSH command has run
next lets reset winsock since we are here in the command line anyhow
netsh winsock reset
if everything goes right you'll be prompted to reboot you machine.
hopefully this will solve your inability to aquire an IP address from the router.
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Limited connectivity If you get a 'Limited connectivity" on you wirelessconnection on your laptop, it means that the wireless card on your laptopprobably did not get an IP address from the wireless router. To fix this problem, right click on the wireless icon on the Task bar and thenclick Repair. This will force the wireless router to issue a IP address to the wireless cardon the laptop.
This is a common networking occurrence. This is called APIPA. See this link: http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/APIPA.html
APIPA is an IP address which is assigned when no other address is available.
Whatever Windows version you have, this will work if it's above Windows 95. Click on the Start menu, choose "Run", type in "cmd.exe" once you get a command prompt, type in "ipconfig /release", then "ipconfig /renew". This will release the APIPA address and attempt to get a valid address.
Hope this helps.
Have you properly entered in all of your network's info into the laptop? Sometimes security settings can block access to the Wireless network. Here's a quick way to diagnose network connection. (Make sure you know the IP address of your router!)
1. open your Command Prompt
2. type in the following "ping (Router IP address example: 192.168.1.1 " after entering the following press enter.
(you should see a series of lines that say how long the packet took to make a round trip...if not, then you have no connection to the wirless network)
3. if the results of the ping test read "100% loss" you know that connection is definately not established.
Your next course of action should be to inspect your laptop's settings and ensure that your laptop can "see" the router. If your laptop's NIC ( Network Interface Card ) cannot detect the network it is possible that the NIC is bad or your router isn't set to "Broadcast" your SSID ( Service Set Identifier ) aka network. this following article might be able to assit you in the troubleshooting process more throughly. I hope this to be of some help to you!
ok ...on one of the other pc's that do connect ok go into control panel...open network connections...click on wireless icon to highlight it...in drop down menu(now exrended)choose change settings of this connection...this will open wireless properties....
scroll down the list to internet protocol (tcp/ip)double click to open ....check ip address,subnet,gateway and dns server...write down the info in the fields...if theres no info (because obtain ip auto is set)connect to internet...youll see wireless icon in sys tray(bottom right in screen) double click on this icon...a box will appear giving you connection status ...click on support and you can find same details there.you can now close all programs and turn off pc if you like...boot up pc that cant connect.. do same precedure to get to wireless settings and in the given fields write in the info you now have like ip 192.168.0.3 subnet 255.255.255.0.gateway 192.168.0.1 dns 192.168.0.1 ....and now you should ba able to connect no prob
I believe you are connecting to the internet using wireless. Are you using this laptop to connect to a home wireless network or you connect using a cable. This will be a good way to analyze your problem
Post the ip address that you are getting. You can get the ip by start -run-type cmd enter you will be in the black command prompt just type ipconfig and let me know what you get under ip address.
Also let me know the wireless router, your Internet Service Provider and also how many systems are there are at your home if you are connecting to a home wireless network. Also let me know which is firewall or antivirus program that you have.
thank you do let me know if this works and do share your experience.
This is not the manufacturer's site, but i will try to help.
Is it your own network?
You need to make sure that the network is not protected, or you'll need the password.
Go to Start>Control Panel on your computer
Then go to Network Connections
There should be an icon for your wireless connection.
Right-click -> select Properties In the selectbox select 'Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)' Click Properties Check if 'Obtain an IP-address automatically' and 'Obtain DNS-server' are selected If they were not, Press <Ok> two times and try to connect to the wireless network again.
Can you also tell what IP-address you get? Find it by going to Start > Run Type 'cmd' without the quotation marks and press <Ok> you get a black command box type 'ipconfig', again without the quotation marks and press <Enter> Please tell me the IP-address it tells you...
I am try to take a stab at answering your query.
Internet Protocol (IP) Address preceeding with "169" means your PC is not receiving IP Address "generally" from your Boradband Modem or Internet Service Provider (ISP). The PC through Automatic Private Internet Protocol Addressing (APIPA) is assigning itself a temporal IP address.
This conditions means either 1. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Client service is not running properly on your PC (Unlikely) 2. There is no connection between your PC and Broadband Device or ISP wired or wirelessly (very likely) 3. DHCP Server Service is not configured or not running on Boardband device (likely) or ISP (unlikely) 4. Some firewall software when improperly configured are known to block all ports and services. This can block TCP Ports 67 and 68 used by DHCP Client/Server communication (quite likely)
Some pointers for more info; 1. Your query suggest your issues are limited to Wireless connection. Can you access Internet through wired connection? If so; a) What Wired connection is in use? USB or Ethernet? b) Is wired connection through same Broadband device? c) What IP is assigned to your PC in wired connection? d) If wired connection works, is IP assignment static or by DHCP? e) What Boardband device is in use? In which mode is the device set to? Router/Bridge
2. If you can't connect both wired and wireless, then it is unlikely your PC hardware is at fault. Call your Broadband Provider for further help and configuration. Try entily disabling your firwall software (if installed) and test conection.
3. If you can connect through wired connection and your IP Address does not proceed with "192.168" or "172.16" then your boadband device is likely in a bridge mode. In bridge mode, the DHCP Server Service on your boardband device is disabled. Most ISPs will only assign only one IP address to a user. If an IP address has been assigned to your PC on the wired connection, then the wireless connection will not receive an IP address and therefore your PC will assign itself an IP in the range "169.254"
when you renewed the ip address, windows assigns an ip address of 169.xxx.x.x, this your router will not be able to see.
if you have enabled dhcp in the router, check that the wireless card is set to obtain an ip address automatically.
If you have no luck that way, go to another pc and in the network card properties, look at the assigned ip address number that the router has given the pc, eg 192.168.2.2, if you have more than two pc you can bet that the other number assign wil be 192.168.2.3, so go to the problem pc's network card problem and and set the ip address manually to eg 192.168.2.4 and set the dns address to 255.255.255.0, save settings and try connecting again.
the only other thing stopping a conection would be if the security, eg wep or wpa is enabled and the number has not been entered correctly into the network card properties.