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Having Problem Acquiring IP Address

When I connect to my Embarq wireless router directly, my computer works fine, but has a low signal. When I try to go through my Linksys wireless range expandeer and try to connect, it connects just fine with a very strong signal, but I frequently get a message that I am unable to acquire an IP address. I hit the repair button and I get the message that it is unable to acquire an IP address, that I should contact my network administrator. If I unplug the range expander, I can immediately connect up with my Embarq wireless router, but once again the signal is very low at the distance I am trying to use it at.

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  • Josenick May 11, 2008

    I also experience same problem with network expander. It used to work well before, when my net work was not protected. But after I enter a pass word kee, I am not able to access the net work with the network spander.

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    I can connect with Signal being strong and then it says there is no IP address. When you click on status the computer is sending but has no receiving ability.

  • 3pettyfans Sep 03, 2008

    I have a new wre54g, I have connected this directly to the router and also tried the auto-config, and I cannot pull up an ip address. It says that I am connected to the network and have excellent signal strength, but cannot get an ip. Please help! Thank you , Philip

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    I have tried everything but cannot get DHCP to work consistently throught the WRE54G. All settings on the expander match my Linksys WAP200 Access Point and everything works like a charm except for DHCP. If I switch the expander off and on, usually DHCP will work for a couple of minutes but will stop working after a while ....

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Hey i have a similar problem. i am pretty sure i have set up the ip add, channell, ssid and wep correctly but i still get the connected with limited connectivity message.
What do i put in the WLAN MAC field? i am thinking i put my routers mac in there but it has a 'clone mac' button that puts the mac of the laptop i am using.

Also do i need to do any set up on the actual router?

I have a d-link router and a sitecom wl-130 rang extender

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When using the range extender you have to make sure you set the SSID, channel & wireless key in the range extender the exact same as the router also it has to be in the same IP range so if the router IP address is 192.168.0.1 the range extender IP address has to change from 192.168.1.240 to 19.168.0.240. Hope that helps.

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