acquring network ip - tried everything but doesn't work!!!

i keep getting an icon at the bottom right hand corner that says, acquiring network ip. whenever i try to repair or type ipconfig /release/renew or whatever, it doesn't let me and it will give me another message saying renewing ip failed..please help
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  1. This is most likely the cause of a unexistant or malfunctioning DHCP server. If you have no idea what it is and don't have a router, you most likely do not have one therefore you will be needing to set manual IPs in accordance with each other (same class, same subnet,...).

    If you have a router, you can still do that, just make sur the IP class and subnet are the same as your router.
  2. A little more insight can help us help you. Do you have an Internet Service Provider? Do you run a home network? Do you have a router, and is this a wireless issue?

    Basically, what is your computer connected to?
  3. im running a d-link router using roger's.. there are 2 computers connected to the router, one seems to be fine but the other one seems to have this problem once in a while.. i formatted my computer and i still have this problem as well
  4. i usually use obtain ip automatically and everything automatically and it used to work most of the time
  5. i can't input an ip cause i was never given one
  6. do an ipconfig /all on the computer thats working and on the one that is working. Copy and paste the outputs here for us to see, be sure to label whats what.
    Also check the router and make sure it has enough ip range for both computers. Dont know why it would have changed but best to check.
  7. Windows 2000 IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cr198046-a
    Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Com
    plete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-DA-73-CA-F7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.201
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.50
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.153.22.195
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 26, 2006 3:13:14 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 03, 2006 3:13:14 PM
  8. I see your Gateway and DCHP IPs aren't the same. If you are only running one router, these numbers should be the same. You don't have ICS running on the other box do you?

    What does the non working box show for ipconfig/all?

    Have you tried swithing to a different port on the router for the computer that isn't getting an IP?
  9. i fixed it!! it was the gateway on the other computer.. i never knew it had to be the same.. THANKS EVERYONE IM SO HAPPY!
  10. now you'll know :D
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