Hi I can no longer connect to the wireless internet through my laptop,
its a Toshiba Portege running Windows XP with Intel Wireless 2200 BG.
It was working fine but now it says: 'limited or no connectivity' and
when I type ipconfig/renew it says: 'no operation can be performed on
Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected. An error
occurred while renewing Interface Wireless Network Connection: unable
to contact your DHCP server. Request timed out.' The IP address is
I tried unchecking the 'let windows obtain IP address' box & manually
entering an address beginning with 192, that looked as though it might
work as I no longer got the 'limited or no connectivity' message & the
wireless said it was connected, but when I opened a browser the page
I've done a virus scan & none were found, & I haven't installed any
new software or hardware since before it stopped working.
Hi thanks for your reply, I haven't got a router unfortunately so can't test that. I can only connect via wireless.
Might it be that it's not communicating with the DHCP server so isn't being assigned a proper address? I get messages including 'The network did not assign a network address to the computer' and 'following action cannot be completed- renewing IP address'
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April 3, 2010 3:11:10 PM
Check TCP/IP Properties.
Start, Connect To, Connection, Properties, Scroll Down TCP/IP and highlight, click Properties and check that Obtain DNS and IP address automatically are enabled.