Question about Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook
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.
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.
Posted on Jul 26, 2007
The 169.x.x.x ip is set by Microsoft Operating systems when it cannot get a dhcp address. Try power cycling the modem, router and pc. Always bring them back online, modem first, router then laptop. good Luck rider_
Posted on Aug 02, 2007
I suggest you do the ff.
1. go to Start
2. go to control panel
3. go to netwotk connection
4. right click local area connection, go to properties
5. under general tab..click configure
5. then go to advance tab... then under properties try to locate if you gave duplex word there
6. set it to duplex, then change the speed to 10 full mbps
normally that will able your etgernet adapter to get the Ip address that your modem or router is passing.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
Well.. if you want to use windows default program instead of intel proset then go to network connections then go to the properties of wireless network, go to the tab wireless network, check windows to configure my settings and then click ok... i hope that will solve your problem..
if you having problem with your ip.. try uninstall and reinstalling your network card drivers.. i am not sure if it gonna work, but you can give it a try..
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
Yes a 169.x.x.x IP is a Windows Default IP and if not fixed...The operating system restore (system restore) or fresh installation can only be the last option.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
Check for other software controlling your network card (versus the indigenous Windows software). Most computers come loaded with add-on software that often conflicts with Windows (and takes control).
Other folks have already noted...169.x.x.x is the operating system way of telling you that your dynamically allocated IP address is not available and has defaulted to the 169.x.x.x
Posted on Nov 06, 2007
When you search for available networks does the network state manual or automatic mine was set to manual and therefore was not allocating IP address automatically.
Posted on Jul 26, 2007
Guys i have the similat problem
can anyone help
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
Try allocating IP sdderess automatically.. might be ur IP adress in conflicting...
Posted on Feb 21, 2008
You can always hard reset it, by not asking your dad by taking a pen and sticking it in the reset section, and waiting for 30 seconds, then unplug for 30 seconds and then stick the pen back in again for 5 seconds and password will be reset.
Posted on Aug 25, 2007
So u can connect to the router, but you arent allowet to access the internet?
The router gave your dell a new ip-number, but it dident gave you access to the net. You ned to do the settings in your router manual, let the router give your dell full access.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
Recently I purchased an Vostro 1310 for my mother as her Inspiron 1100 was dying; I installed all the drivers everything was peachy but frustratingly enoguh I could not connect to our home modem -
I alleviated this issue by taking it off obtain ip address automatically.
Then I put the following data in
DNS preffered 10.0.0.138
I had to assign the laptop an IP as you can see and point it in the right direction which was to my modem. So all you need to do is find his modems default path and it should be sweet.
After I applied these changes it had no issues connecting - It might be a conflict of ip assigning on the network.
Before you rate get back to me if it didn't work - I want to help you solve this issue and get a Fix Ya! rating ;)
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
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