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  1. #1
    keethyanandpr@gmail.com
    Guest

    Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    Hi All,

    I have a COMPUSA 54 MBPS wireless broadband router. I didn't have any
    problems connecting to it till now.

    Suddenly the connection on my laptop showed limited / no connectivity.
    I was not able to connect to the admin opage of the router as well.

    When I tried repairing it using the Windows option, it showed that the
    router is unable to assign an IP to the laptop. So I went ahead and
    manually configured an IP as 192.168.2.100 (same as the router would
    have assigned in the usual case) and default gateway as 192.168.2.1.
    When I did this, I was able to connect to the admin page of the
    router, but then again it didn't help.

    Right now I am connected to my Cable modem directly and its working
    absolutely fine. So its not the modem thats an issue. Als since the
    wireless adaptor shows full strength signal and tries to connect to
    the router I am assuming that the hardware is not an issue. So I tried
    to upgrade the firmware, but that didn't help too. Here's my ipconfig
    output when connected to the wireless router. I get the same when I
    connect to the ethernet cable through the router.:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : keethy-kuty
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Physical:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    Integrated Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-AC-01-59

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
    2200BG Network
    Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-95-6D-80
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.158.198
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    I guess the DHCP has a problem on the router, but what can I do abt.
    it. Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Anand.


  2. #2
    kimiraikkonen
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 5, 7:35 am, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I have a COMPUSA 54 MBPS wireless broadband router. I didn't have any
    > problems connecting to it till now.
    >
    > Suddenly the connection on my laptop showed limited / no connectivity.
    > I was not able to connect to the admin opage of the router as well.
    >
    > When I tried repairing it using the Windows option, it showed that the
    > router is unable to assign an IP to the laptop. So I went ahead and
    > manually configured an IP as 192.168.2.100 (same as the router would
    > have assigned in the usual case) and default gateway as 192.168.2.1.
    > When I did this, I was able to connect to the admin page of the
    > router, but then again it didn't help.
    >
    > Right now I am connected to my Cable modem directly and its working
    > absolutely fine. So its not the modem thats an issue. Als since the
    > wireless adaptor shows full strength signal and tries to connect to
    > the router I am assuming that the hardware is not an issue. So I tried
    > to upgrade the firmware, but that didn't help too. Here's my ipconfig
    > output when connected to the wireless router. I get the same when I
    > connect to the ethernet cable through the router.:
    >
    > Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : keethy-kuty
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Physical:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    > Integrated Cont
    > roller
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-AC-01-59
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
    > 2200BG Network
    > Connection
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-95-6D-80
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.158.198
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >
    > I guess the DHCP has a problem on the router, but what can I do abt.
    > it. Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Anand.


    Assuming wi-fi LED or swith is turned on in your system, does your
    router uses MAC filtering? If so disable it.


  3. #3
    keethyanandpr@gmail.com
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 5, 3:18 pm, "kimiraikkonen" <kimiraikkone...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Apr 5, 7:35 am, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Hi All,

    >
    > > I have a COMPUSA 54 MBPS wireless broadband router. I didn't have any
    > > problems connecting to it till now.

    >
    > > Suddenly the connection on my laptop showed limited / no connectivity.
    > > I was not able to connect to the admin opage of the router as well.

    >
    > > When I tried repairing it using the Windows option, it showed that the
    > > router is unable to assign an IP to the laptop. So I went ahead and
    > > manually configured an IP as 192.168.2.100 (same as the router would
    > > have assigned in the usual case) and default gateway as 192.168.2.1.
    > > When I did this, I was able to connect to the admin page of the
    > > router, but then again it didn't help.

    >
    > > Right now I am connected to my Cable modem directly and its working
    > > absolutely fine. So its not the modem thats an issue. Als since the
    > > wireless adaptor shows full strength signal and tries to connect to
    > > the router I am assuming that the hardware is not an issue. So I tried
    > > to upgrade the firmware, but that didn't help too. Here's my ipconfig
    > > output when connected to the wireless router. I get the same when I
    > > connect to the ethernet cable through the router.:

    >
    > > Windows IP Configuration

    >
    > > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : keethy-kuty
    > > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    >
    > > Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Physical:

    >
    > > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    > > Integrated Cont
    > > roller
    > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-AC-01-59

    >
    > > Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    >
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
    > > 2200BG Network
    > > Connection
    > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-95-6D-80
    > > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > > Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.158.198
    > > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    >
    > > I guess the DHCP has a problem on the router, but what can I do abt.
    > > it. Can anyone help?

    >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Anand.

    >
    > Assuming wi-fi LED or swith is turned on in your system, does your
    > router uses MAC filtering? If so disable it.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Router does not have any MAC filtering. Like I said, it was working
    all fine and suddently died on me. I have even tried resetting the
    settings and all. In vain !!!


  4. #4
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    1. See if your laptop will work with DHCP on a different wireless
    network (e.g., public hotspot).

    2. Try a different wireless router.

    On 4 Apr 2007 21:35:15 -0700, keethyanandpr@gmail.com wrote in
    <1175747715.642025.224940@e65g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>:

    >Hi All,
    >
    >I have a COMPUSA 54 MBPS wireless broadband router. I didn't have any
    >problems connecting to it till now.
    >
    >Suddenly the connection on my laptop showed limited / no connectivity.
    >I was not able to connect to the admin opage of the router as well.
    >
    >When I tried repairing it using the Windows option, it showed that the
    >router is unable to assign an IP to the laptop. So I went ahead and
    >manually configured an IP as 192.168.2.100 (same as the router would
    >have assigned in the usual case) and default gateway as 192.168.2.1.
    >When I did this, I was able to connect to the admin page of the
    >router, but then again it didn't help.
    >
    >Right now I am connected to my Cable modem directly and its working
    >absolutely fine. So its not the modem thats an issue. Als since the
    >wireless adaptor shows full strength signal and tries to connect to
    >the router I am assuming that the hardware is not an issue. So I tried
    >to upgrade the firmware, but that didn't help too. Here's my ipconfig
    >output when connected to the wireless router. I get the same when I
    >connect to the ethernet cable through the router.:
    >
    >Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : keethy-kuty
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    >Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Physical:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    >Integrated Cont
    >roller
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-AC-01-59
    >
    >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
    >2200BG Network
    > Connection
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-95-6D-80
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.158.198
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >
    > I guess the DHCP has a problem on the router, but what can I do abt.
    >it. Can anyone help?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Anand.


    --
    Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

  5. #5
    keethyanandpr@gmail.com
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 5, 10:32 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    > 1. See if your laptop will work with DHCP on a different wireless
    > network (e.g., public hotspot).
    >
    > 2. Try a different wireless router.
    >
    > On 4 Apr 2007 21:35:15 -0700, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote in
    > <1175747715.642025.224...@e65g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >Hi All,

    >
    > >I have a COMPUSA 54 MBPS wireless broadband router. I didn't have any
    > >problems connecting to it till now.

    >
    > >Suddenly the connection on my laptop showed limited / no connectivity.
    > >I was not able to connect to the admin opage of the router as well.

    >
    > >When I tried repairing it using the Windows option, it showed that the
    > >router is unable to assign an IP to the laptop. So I went ahead and
    > >manually configured an IP as 192.168.2.100 (same as the router would
    > >have assigned in the usual case) and default gateway as 192.168.2.1.
    > >When I did this, I was able to connect to the admin page of the
    > >router, but then again it didn't help.

    >
    > >Right now I am connected to my Cable modem directly and its working
    > >absolutely fine. So its not the modem thats an issue. Als since the
    > >wireless adaptor shows full strength signal and tries to connect to
    > >the router I am assuming that the hardware is not an issue. So I tried
    > >to upgrade the firmware, but that didn't help too. Here's my ipconfig
    > >output when connected to the wireless router. I get the same when I
    > >connect to the ethernet cable through the router.:

    >
    > >Windows IP Configuration

    >
    > > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : keethy-kuty
    > > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    >
    > >Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Physical:

    >
    > > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    > >Integrated Cont
    > >roller
    > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-AC-01-59

    >
    > >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    >
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
    > >2200BG Network
    > > Connection
    > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-95-6D-80
    > > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > > Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.158.198
    > > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    >
    > > I guess the DHCP has a problem on the router, but what can I do abt.
    > >it. Can anyone help?

    >
    > >Thanks,
    > >Anand.

    >
    > --
    > Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    > John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    > Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    > Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I tried that, but got the same response. My laptop doesn't find an IP
    address through the DHCP of the router. Now I guess the problem is not
    with my wireless router but with my wireless network card. I have a
    Intel (R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Wireless card. Incidently, when I
    checked the properties of the card, it shows a MAC address of
    00-00-00-00-00-00. Is this normal ? Or has my network card flipped off
    suddenly?

    Regards,
    Anand.


  6. #6
    kimiraikkonen
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 7, 11:25 am, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote:
    > On Apr 5, 10:32 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > 1. See if your laptop will work with DHCP on a different wireless
    > > network (e.g., public hotspot).

    >
    > > 2. Try a different wireless router.

    >
    > > On 4 Apr 2007 21:35:15 -0700, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote in
    > > <1175747715.642025.224...@e65g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>:

    >
    > > >Hi All,

    >
    > > >I have a COMPUSA 54 MBPS wireless broadband router. I didn't have any
    > > >problems connecting to it till now.

    >
    > > >Suddenly the connection on my laptop showed limited / no connectivity.
    > > >I was not able to connect to the admin opage of the router as well.

    >
    > > >When I tried repairing it using the Windows option, it showed that the
    > > >router is unable to assign an IP to the laptop. So I went ahead and
    > > >manually configured an IP as 192.168.2.100 (same as the router would
    > > >have assigned in the usual case) and default gateway as 192.168.2.1.
    > > >When I did this, I was able to connect to the admin page of the
    > > >router, but then again it didn't help.

    >
    > > >Right now I am connected to my Cable modem directly and its working
    > > >absolutely fine. So its not the modem thats an issue. Als since the
    > > >wireless adaptor shows full strength signal and tries to connect to
    > > >the router I am assuming that the hardware is not an issue. So I tried
    > > >to upgrade the firmware, but that didn't help too. Here's my ipconfig
    > > >output when connected to the wireless router. I get the same when I
    > > >connect to the ethernet cable through the router.:

    >
    > > >Windows IP Configuration

    >
    > > > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : keethy-kuty
    > > > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > > > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > > > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > > > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    >
    > > >Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Physical:

    >
    > > > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    > > >Integrated Cont
    > > >roller
    > > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-AC-01-59

    >
    > > >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    >
    > > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
    > > >2200BG Network
    > > > Connection
    > > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-95-6D-80
    > > > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > > > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > > > Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.158.198
    > > > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > > > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    >
    > > > I guess the DHCP has a problem on the router, but what can I do abt.
    > > >it. Can anyone help?

    >
    > > >Thanks,
    > > >Anand.

    >
    > > --
    > > Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    > > John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    > > Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    > > Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > I tried that, but got the same response. My laptop doesn't find an IP
    > address through the DHCP of the router. Now I guess the problem is not
    > with my wireless router but with my wireless network card. I have a
    > Intel (R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Wireless card. Incidently, when I
    > checked the properties of the card, it shows a MAC address of
    > 00-00-00-00-00-00. Is this normal ? Or has my network card flipped off
    > suddenly?
    >
    > Regards,
    > Anand.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Be sure you're not connecting to a different SSID instead of your
    home's/office's. Check it. Check and enter security password
    carefully. Good luck.


  7. #7
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On 7 Apr 2007 01:25:21 -0700, keethyanandpr@gmail.com wrote in
    <1175934321.275131.185840@y66g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>:

    >On Apr 5, 10:32 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >> 1. See if your laptop will work with DHCP on a different wireless
    >> network (e.g., public hotspot).
    >>
    >> 2. Try a different wireless router.


    >I tried that,


    You tried what exactly? Your "that" is hopelessly vague.

    >but got the same response. My laptop doesn't find an IP
    >address through the DHCP of the router. Now I guess the problem is not
    >with my wireless router but with my wireless network card.


    Guessing is rarely effective. Try sacrificing small animals.

    >I have a
    >Intel (R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Wireless card.


    Using Intel software or Windows (WZC)?

    >Incidently, when I
    >checked the properties of the card, it shows a MAC address of
    >00-00-00-00-00-00. Is this normal ? Or has my network card flipped off
    >suddenly?


    Depends on how and when you checked it.

    --
    Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

  8. #8
    keethyanandpr@gmail.com
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 7, 9:10 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    > On 7 Apr 2007 01:25:21 -0700, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote in
    > <1175934321.275131.185...@y66g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>:
    >
    > >On Apr 5, 10:32 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    > >> 1. See if your laptop will work with DHCP on a different wireless
    > >> network (e.g., public hotspot).

    >
    > >> 2. Try a different wireless router.

    > >I tried that,

    >
    > You tried what exactly? Your "that" is hopelessly vague.
    >
    > >but got the same response. My laptop doesn't find an IP
    > >address through the DHCP of the router. Now I guess the problem is not
    > >with my wireless router but with my wireless network card.

    >
    > Guessing is rarely effective. Try sacrificing small animals.
    >
    > >I have a
    > >Intel (R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Wireless card.

    >
    > Using Intel software or Windows (WZC)?
    >
    > >Incidently, when I
    > >checked the properties of the card, it shows a MAC address of
    > >00-00-00-00-00-00. Is this normal ? Or has my network card flipped off
    > >suddenly?

    >
    > Depends on how and when you checked it.
    >
    > --
    > Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    > John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    > Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    > Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>


    I tried connecting to a different wireless router (Belkin), but the
    result was the same.

    The wireless card driver was installed by Windows automatically. So I
    guess it should be windows and not intel.

    I checked the MAC at the properties window of te wireless card in
    device manager. I uninstalled the device and added it again, so now it
    shows a valid MAC, however my problem still persists.

    Hope that give an idea of my problem.

    Regards,
    Anand.


  9. #9
    keethyanandpr@gmail.com
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 7, 5:41 pm, "kimiraikkonen" <kimiraikkone...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Apr 7, 11:25 am, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Apr 5, 10:32 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > 1. See if your laptop will work with DHCP on a different wireless
    > > > network (e.g., public hotspot).

    >
    > > > 2. Try a different wireless router.

    >
    > > > On 4 Apr 2007 21:35:15 -0700, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote in
    > > > <1175747715.642025.224...@e65g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>:

    >
    > > > >Hi All,

    >
    > > > >I have a COMPUSA 54 MBPS wireless broadband router. I didn't have any
    > > > >problems connecting to it till now.

    >
    > > > >Suddenly the connection on my laptop showed limited / no connectivity.
    > > > >I was not able to connect to the admin opage of the router as well.

    >
    > > > >When I tried repairing it using the Windows option, it showed that the
    > > > >router is unable to assign an IP to the laptop. So I went ahead and
    > > > >manually configured an IP as 192.168.2.100 (same as the router would
    > > > >have assigned in the usual case) and default gateway as 192.168.2.1.
    > > > >When I did this, I was able to connect to the admin page of the
    > > > >router, but then again it didn't help.

    >
    > > > >Right now I am connected to my Cable modem directly and its working
    > > > >absolutely fine. So its not the modem thats an issue. Als since the
    > > > >wireless adaptor shows full strength signal and tries to connect to
    > > > >the router I am assuming that the hardware is not an issue. So I tried
    > > > >to upgrade the firmware, but that didn't help too. Here's my ipconfig
    > > > >output when connected to the wireless router. I get the same when I
    > > > >connect to the ethernet cable through the router.:

    >
    > > > >Windows IP Configuration

    >
    > > > > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : keethy-kuty
    > > > > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > > > > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > > > > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > > > > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    >
    > > > >Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Physical:

    >
    > > > > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > > > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    > > > >Integrated Cont
    > > > >roller
    > > > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-AC-01-59

    >
    > > > >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    >
    > > > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > > > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
    > > > >2200BG Network
    > > > > Connection
    > > > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-95-6D-80
    > > > > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > > > > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > > > > Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.158.198
    > > > > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > > > > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    >
    > > > > I guess the DHCP has a problem on the router, but what can I do abt.
    > > > >it. Can anyone help?

    >
    > > > >Thanks,
    > > > >Anand.

    >
    > > > --
    > > > Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    > > > John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    > > > Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    > > > Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > I tried that, but got the same response. My laptop doesn't find an IP
    > > address through the DHCP of the router. Now I guess the problem is not
    > > with my wireless router but with my wireless network card. I have a
    > > Intel (R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Wireless card. Incidently, when I
    > > checked the properties of the card, it shows a MAC address of
    > > 00-00-00-00-00-00. Is this normal ? Or has my network card flipped off
    > > suddenly?

    >
    > > Regards,
    > > Anand.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Be sure you're not connecting to a different SSID instead of your
    > home's/office's. Check it. Check and enter security password
    > carefully. Good luck.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    That's all done successfully, else I would not be shown the Limited /
    No Connectivity window for a wrong password / ssid.

    Regards,
    Anand.


  10. #10
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On 7 Apr 2007 09:48:37 -0700, keethyanandpr@gmail.com wrote in
    <1175964517.112115.20910@b75g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>:

    >On Apr 7, 5:41 pm, "kimiraikkonen" <kimiraikkone...@gmail.com> wrote:


    > Be sure you're not connecting to a different SSID instead of your
    >> home's/office's. Check it. Check and enter security password
    >> carefully. Good luck.- Hide quoted text -


    >That's all done successfully, else I would not be shown the Limited /
    >No Connectivity window for a wrong password / ssid.


    Not necessarily. I can't parse exactly what you mean -- it would be
    helpful if you didn't mash unrelated things together into too few words
    -- but it's quite possible to get "limited connectivity" (which means
    DHCP has failed) when connecting to the wrong SSID. If and only if (a)
    the SSIDs are _unique_ and (b) you're getting a "connection" to the
    correct unique SSID can you be sure you don't have an SSID issue.

    --
    Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

  11. #11
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On 7 Apr 2007 09:46:37 -0700, keethyanandpr@gmail.com wrote in
    <1175964397.384762.17130@b75g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>:

    >I tried connecting to a different wireless router (Belkin), but the
    >result was the same.


    What result? How was the Belkin configured? Did you try a public
    hotspot (as I suggested)? Why didn't you answer my questions directly?
    EXACT symptoms and messages please!

    >The wireless card driver was installed by Windows automatically. So I
    >guess it should be windows and not intel.


    Guessing isn't helpful. "Assumption [is] the mother of all screwups."
    You need to figure out which it is.

    >I checked the MAC at the properties window of te wireless card in
    >device manager. I uninstalled the device and added it again, so now it
    >shows a valid MAC, however my problem still persists.
    >
    >Hope that give an idea of my problem.


    Not really. Sorry.

    --
    Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

  12. #12
    keethyanandpr@gmail.com
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 7, 10:23 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    > On 7 Apr 2007 09:48:37 -0700, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote in
    > <1175964517.112115.20...@b75g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>:
    >
    > >On Apr 7, 5:41 pm, "kimiraikkonen" <kimiraikkone...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > Be sure you're not connecting to a different SSID instead of your
    > >> home's/office's. Check it. Check and enter security password
    > >> carefully. Good luck.- Hide quoted text -

    > >That's all done successfully, else I would not be shown the Limited /
    > >No Connectivity window for a wrong password / ssid.

    >
    > Not necessarily. I can't parse exactly what you mean -- it would be
    > helpful if you didn't mash unrelated things together into too few words
    > -- but it's quite possible to get "limited connectivity" (which means
    > DHCP has failed) when connecting to the wrong SSID. If and only if (a)
    > the SSIDs are _unique_ and (b) you're getting a "connection" to the
    > correct unique SSID can you be sure you don't have an SSID issue.
    >
    > --
    > Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    > John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    > Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    > Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>


    I was connected to the router and all was working fine when this
    happened suddenly (status changed from 'Connected' to 'Limited / No
    Connectivity'). Would that be possible if I was not connected to the
    right SSID? In that case I can try re-configuring the router and
    connecting again.

    Regards,
    Anand.


  13. #13
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On 7 Apr 2007 10:33:36 -0700, keethyanandpr@gmail.com wrote in
    <1175967216.338342.199220@y66g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>:

    >On Apr 7, 10:23 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:


    >> Not necessarily. I can't parse exactly what you mean -- it would be
    >> helpful if you didn't mash unrelated things together into too few words
    >> -- but it's quite possible to get "limited connectivity" (which means
    >> DHCP has failed) when connecting to the wrong SSID. If and only if (a)
    >> the SSIDs are _unique_ and (b) you're getting a "connection" to the
    >> correct unique SSID can you be sure you don't have an SSID issue.


    >I was connected to the router and all was working fine when this
    >happened suddenly (status changed from 'Connected' to 'Limited / No
    >Connectivity'). Would that be possible if I was not connected to the
    >right SSID? ...


    I've seen that happen during wireless startup -- basically Windows XP is
    lying to you. It can also happen if and when DHCP lease renewal fails.

    --
    Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>

  14. #14
    Eugene F.
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    Anand,

    As a workaround you can try setting up an Alternative configuration
    with static IP address on your laptop, providing that you have
    administrator privileges.


  15. #15
    keethyanandpr@gmail.com
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 10, 7:48 am, "Eugene F." <pm771...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Anand,
    >
    > As a workaround you can try setting up an Alternative configuration
    > with static IP address on your laptop, providing that you have
    > administrator privileges.


    I tried doing that too. I set my statis ip as 192.168.2.100 (what the
    router would have finally given me) and default gateway as
    192.168.2.1. Only then am I able to connect to the router admin, else
    even that is not possible.

    But after this, there is no internet connection. The only place I am
    able to connect to is the router admin.

    Regards,
    Anand.


  16. #16
    keethyanandpr@gmail.com
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    On Apr 7, 11:06 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    > On 7 Apr 2007 10:33:36 -0700, keethyanan...@gmail.com wrote in
    > <1175967216.338342.199...@y66g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>:
    >
    > >On Apr 7, 10:23 pm, John Navas <spamfilt...@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    > >> Not necessarily. I can't parse exactly what you mean -- it would be
    > >> helpful if you didn't mash unrelated things together into too few words
    > >> -- but it's quite possible to get "limited connectivity" (which means
    > >> DHCP has failed) when connecting to the wrong SSID. If and only if (a)
    > >> the SSIDs are _unique_ and (b) you're getting a "connection" to the
    > >> correct unique SSID can you be sure you don't have an SSID issue.

    > >I was connected to the router and all was working fine when this
    > >happened suddenly (status changed from 'Connected' to 'Limited / No
    > >Connectivity'). Would that be possible if I was not connected to the
    > >right SSID? ...

    >
    > I've seen that happen during wireless startup -- basically Windows XP is
    > lying to you. It can also happen if and when DHCP lease renewal fails.
    >
    > --
    > Best regards, FAQ for Wireless Internet: <http://Wireless.wikia.com>
    > John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
    > Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_How_To>
    > Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>


    But I checked with the router and the lease renewal is inifinity.


  17. #17
    Eugene F.
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    Anand,

    Sorry for the basics, but have you tried cold-rebooting the router by
    powering it off?



  18. #18
    Etop Udoh
    Guest

    Re: Wireless Router not assigning an IP address to my laptop.

    keethyanandpr@gmail.com wrote:

    > Hi All,
    >
    > I have a COMPUSA 54 MBPS wireless broadband router. I didn't have any
    > problems connecting to it till now.
    >
    > Suddenly the connection on my laptop showed limited / no connectivity.
    > I was not able to connect to the admin opage of the router as well.
    >
    > When I tried repairing it using the Windows option, it showed that the
    > router is unable to assign an IP to the laptop. So I went ahead and
    > manually configured an IP as 192.168.2.100 (same as the router would
    > have assigned in the usual case) and default gateway as 192.168.2.1.
    > When I did this, I was able to connect to the admin page of the
    > router, but then again it didn't help.
    >
    > Right now I am connected to my Cable modem directly and its working
    > absolutely fine. So its not the modem thats an issue. Als since the
    > wireless adaptor shows full strength signal and tries to connect to
    > the router I am assuming that the hardware is not an issue. So I tried
    > to upgrade the firmware, but that didn't help too. Here's my ipconfig
    > output when connected to the wireless router. I get the same when I
    > connect to the ethernet cable through the router.:
    >
    > Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : keethy-kuty
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Physical:
    >
    > Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100
    > Integrated Cont
    > roller
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-22-AC-01-59
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
    > 2200BG Network
    > Connection
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-95-6D-80
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.158.198
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >
    > I guess the DHCP has a problem on the router, but what can I do abt.
    > it. Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Anand.
    >

    I would try reloading or reinstalling the drivers for your wireless nic
    card as well as getting the latest ".Net ...Framework" optional
    software updates from Microsoft Windows Updates.....

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  19. #19

    Fix For This Problem

    I've spent the last 7 hours of my day trying to figure out why my Dell Inspiron 8600 wouldn't connect to my dlink 624 router, and finally figured it out. Since I've read all kinds of posts and technical mumbo jumbo on how to fix this problem and absolutely none worked, I'm hoping I can save someone else in this situation a few hours.

    Just reinstall the firmware from your router (go to the manufacturer's website, dlink, netgear, etc). There are some problems with IP addresses being assigned with certain routers that just need an updated firmware. Also, make sure that you don't have your router set for " wireless g only" if your adapter is compatible with wireless b. on dlink for instance, there is an option for you to select.

    After you do all that, do a reset of everything, restart your computer and all of that.

    Hope this helps someone.

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