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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 Info: Intel 3945 ABG Card Dell Inspiron E1505 Linksys WRT54G 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

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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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