Wireless connection problems

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I got a new laptop from work with an internal wireless network card that
works great when I'm at work.
However when I come home it will always connect to the wireless network in
my house, it just won't receive any packets.
When I try the repair option it says it can't renew my ip address and i'm
assigned a 169.254.*.* address which i know means it's having trouble talking
to the network.
I know the wireless network is working fine becuase friends bring over their
laptops and they connect just fine,
and I know it's not my computer becuase it connects to my office network no
problem.
It also does connect sparadically without problems, but those days are few
and far between.
Any ideas as to what could be fumbling up my connection?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    The ip address has to have the same network id and same subnet to talk to
    each other. Check the ip address of your home stuff. That sure sounds like
    your problem. The 169 is the default when the pc cannot OBTAIN an ip address
    from the dhcp server.
    Frank L

    "boiler41" <boiler41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:24210FF3-968A-40EE-8092-07541F81E827@microsoft.com...
    >I got a new laptop from work with an internal wireless network card that
    > works great when I'm at work.
    > However when I come home it will always connect to the wireless network in
    > my house, it just won't receive any packets.
    > When I try the repair option it says it can't renew my ip address and i'm
    > assigned a 169.254.*.* address which i know means it's having trouble
    > talking
    > to the network.
    > I know the wireless network is working fine becuase friends bring over
    > their
    > laptops and they connect just fine,
    > and I know it's not my computer becuase it connects to my office network
    > no
    > problem.
    > It also does connect sparadically without problems, but those days are few
    > and far between.
    > Any ideas as to what could be fumbling up my connection?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    Which configuration utility are you using for the wireless?

    Do you have a profile set up for your home network?

    Have you tried using WPA instead of WEP?

    Clark

    "boiler41" <boiler41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:24210FF3-968A-40EE-8092-07541F81E827@microsoft.com...
    >I got a new laptop from work with an internal wireless network card that
    > works great when I'm at work.
    > However when I come home it will always connect to the wireless network in
    > my house, it just won't receive any packets.
    > When I try the repair option it says it can't renew my ip address and i'm
    > assigned a 169.254.*.* address which i know means it's having trouble
    > talking
    > to the network.
    > I know the wireless network is working fine becuase friends bring over
    > their
    > laptops and they connect just fine,
    > and I know it's not my computer becuase it connects to my office network
    > no
    > problem.
    > It also does connect sparadically without problems, but those days are few
    > and far between.
    > Any ideas as to what could be fumbling up my connection?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    "boiler41" <boiler41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:24210FF3-968A-40EE-8092-07541F81E827@microsoft.com...
    >I got a new laptop from work with an internal wireless network card that
    > works great when I'm at work.
    > However when I come home it will always connect to the wireless network in
    > my house, it just won't receive any packets.
    > When I try the repair option it says it can't renew my ip address and i'm
    > assigned a 169.254.*.* address which i know means it's having trouble talking
    > to the network.
    > I know the wireless network is working fine becuase friends bring over their
    > laptops and they connect just fine,
    > and I know it's not my computer becuase it connects to my office network no
    > problem.
    > It also does connect sparadically without problems, but those days are few
    > and far between.
    > Any ideas as to what could be fumbling up my connection?

    The work laptop probably belongs to your employer and
    is set up by your company's IT.
    Check whether you are allowed to connect it to your home wireless.
    If yes, the IT can help to arrange this.
    --PA
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    No security set yet so no WEP or WPA.

    Using Client for Microsoft Networks with File and Printer sharing set in
    both PC's.

    They are both my own PC's (one XP Home the other XP Pro)

    Both in same network.

    A google for my error message:

    Logon failure the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this
    computer

    Produces replies like this, but the answer has now disappeared off the net.


    http://www.security-forums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=187377


    One answer I have is that both PC's MUST have a password set. Haven't tried
    this as I HATE the hassle of havinbg to log in to your own home PC.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

    I am having the same problem. I cannot run to my workplace's IT staff
    because I am in college using my own laptop. I have the very same problem
    that you described and it's driving me bonkers. SOS!

    "Pavel A." wrote:

    > "boiler41" <boiler41@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:24210FF3-968A-40EE-8092-07541F81E827@microsoft.com...
    > >I got a new laptop from work with an internal wireless network card that
    > > works great when I'm at work.
    > > However when I come home it will always connect to the wireless network in
    > > my house, it just won't receive any packets.
    > > When I try the repair option it says it can't renew my ip address and i'm
    > > assigned a 169.254.*.* address which i know means it's having trouble talking
    > > to the network.
    > > I know the wireless network is working fine becuase friends bring over their
    > > laptops and they connect just fine,
    > > and I know it's not my computer becuase it connects to my office network no
    > > problem.
    > > It also does connect sparadically without problems, but those days are few
    > > and far between.
    > > Any ideas as to what could be fumbling up my connection?
    >
    > The work laptop probably belongs to your employer and
    > is set up by your company's IT.
    > Check whether you are allowed to connect it to your home wireless.
    > If yes, the IT can help to arrange this.
    > --PA
    >
    >
    >
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