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Limited or No Connectivity~Unable To Contact DHCP Server

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November 3, 2010 2:48:17 PM

Hi Everyone at Toms Hardware !!
I am desperate for some HELP...Please? :??:  I sure do hope someone can help me out. :love: 

The Problem
We have a Main Desktop Computer as well as a Lap Top. Both Running WINDOWS XP. The Lap Top is Wireless with a LINKSYS Wireless Card & the Desktop has the MOTOROLA Modem & a LINKSYS Router & we are BROADBAND Connected.
Both were Running just fine & Accessing the Internet just fine until 3 days ago when the Wireless Lap Top suddenly wouldn't connect to the internet & it Popped Up with a Yellow Explanation Mark over the Double Computer Icon in the Bottom Right Task Bar, with Message:" LIMITED OR NO CONNECTIVITY " " THE PROBLEM OCCURRED BECAUSE THE NETWORK DID NOT ASSIGN A NETWORK ADDRESS TO THE COMPUTER ".

FIX ATTEMPTS :: There are Several & I Have Put 2 RED ** Next to Each so You can See What Has Already Been Done in Trying to Resolve this & it's Result.

** I did the REPAIR LINK they Provide When Displaying the No Connectivity Message & got Message: " WINDOWS COULD NOT FINISH REPAIRING THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING ACTION CANNOT BE COMPLETED: RENEWING YOUR IP ADDRESS. CONTACT THE PERSON THAT MANAGES YOUR NETWORK. "

** i checked the EVENT LOG on Both & on the DESKTOP Computer there is 3 Re-occurring Events:
: Event ID 1003: Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 00045A65B2AE. The following error occurred: The operation was canceled by the user. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
: Event ID 1002 : The IP address lease 192.168.1.100 for the Network Card with network address 00045A65B2AE has been denied by the DHCP server 167.206.3.234 (The DHCP Server sent a DHCPNACK message).
: Event ID 8033 : The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{0D7F99D4-F8F1-4334-8B8F-A3AEEEB0B3A5} because a master browser was stopped.
& On the WIRELESS LAPTOP, the SAME Event ID 1003 Appears, as well as Event ID 8033 but just with a Different # in parenthesis & then there was Event ID 1007 : Your computer has automatically configured the IP address for the Network Card with Network Address 00045AC94E3A. The IP Address being used is 169.254.45.251 ** And note that IP Address is not whats normally used.

** I Ran IP CONFIG / ALL on Both & Below ive Copied the Results.

==>>Copy of IPCONFIG /ALL for WIRELESS LAPTOP:
C:\Documents and Settings\NS>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : NJAYS
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Instant Wireless Network PC Card V2.
5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-5A-C9-4E-3A
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.45.251
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A9-FE-2D-FB
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.45.251%2
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

==>>Copy of IPCONFIG /ALL for DESKTOP Computer (which is running fine):
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : stern
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapt
er(LNE100TX v4)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-5A-65-B2-AE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.254.2
167.206.254.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 01, 201011:53:15 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 02, 201011:53:15 PM

** On the Wireless, I Ran IPCONFIG /RELEASE & IPCONFIG /RENEW & get Message: "UNABLE TO CONTACT YOUR DHCP SERVER. REQUEST TIMED OUT"

** On the Wireless I Ran A Command for REPAIRING THE CORRUPT TCP/IP STACK ~ " netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt " & it Made the Yellow Explanation Mark on the Double Computer Icon, Go Away but We still couldnt get on the internet & now its back.

** i Ran INTERNET EXPLORER REPAIR i get an Error 12007

** I Ran a Command for RESETTING THE WINSOCK ~ " netsh winsock reset" & " netsh winsock reset catalog" & restarted, but NADA.

** I Checked that the Following SERVICES were Started on Both the Lap Top & Desktop. If there are Any Others i Need to Check on for sure, Let me Know.
COM+ Event SystemComputer BrowserDHCP ClientDNS ClientNetwork ConnectionsNetwork Location AwarenessRemote Procedure Call (RPC)ServerTCP/IP Netbios helperWireless Zero ConfigurationWorkstation[

** I looked at DEVICE MANAGER on Both to Look for any Red X's & the Desktop is Fine & the WIRELESS Laptop shows under "NETWORK ADAPTERS":
~ 1394 Net Adapter which is fine with No Red X
~ Instant Wireless Network PC Card V2.5 is fine with No Red X
~ Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100) & THIS DOES HAVE A RED X BUT as far as i can remember it ALWAYS has & when we were able to get online fine. I thought this was the cable we'd use if we wanted to make the wireless not wireless & thats why it showed with the Red X but maybe i've been wrong ?

** I also took the Lap top over & nothing...everything was still exactly the same. No Connection, the IpConfig was the same so was the Device Manager.

Well, I think I've given you all I know. I'd be ETERNALLY GRATEFUL for any Help & Assistance. THANKS & MANY HUGS, :love:  Corey

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November 3, 2010 4:39:27 PM

When list all wireless networks can you see yours? are you connected to yours?
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November 3, 2010 7:17:42 PM

Huh ??? :??:  On which computer ??? & Where am looking ?? .....this networking stuff isnt my strong suit so i need more clarity..Please?? Im so grateful for any help but dont know what or where you want to me look or look at that i havent already posted.

On the Wireless Laptop...which is the computer that has the Limited or No Connectivity Message, we can see the wireless network, but it says no connection...when we do the repair, it comes back with a message that it cant renew the IP address & then when i do IPCONFIG /renew in the cmd i get back another error about the DHCP & all of this is in my first thread.

thanks for trying to help me.....Im eternally grateful !!
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November 3, 2010 10:08:17 PM

Right click on the wireless icon with the red X and click on View Network Connections.

Right click on the Wireless Network Connection icon and choose Properties.

Choose the Wireless Connection tab.

Highlight the Preferred Network you are trying to connect to on the list and click the Remove button.

Then click OK button

Right click on the Wireless icon with the red X and choose View Available Wireless Networks.

Highlight the network you want to connect to and click on Connect button.

Enter the Key Phrase (wireless password) for the wireless network (hope you have a secured wireless)


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November 5, 2010 2:14:48 AM

[#002eff]Lol. Thank you for this & thank you for the steps. I cant be any happier that you have taken the time to try to assist me. I've tried to go to other forums before coming here & NO ONE would answer my question....so THANK YOU!!

I'm going to go do this now.....
I'll be back with result or fix.
lets hope its a fix.

HUGS, Corey
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November 5, 2010 2:25:57 AM

Emerald said:
Right click on the wireless icon with the red X and click on View Network Connections.

Right click on the Wireless Network Connection icon and choose Properties.

Choose the Wireless Connection tab.

Highlight the Preferred Network you are trying to connect to on the list and click the Remove button.

Then click OK button

Right click on the Wireless icon with the red X and choose View Available Wireless Networks.

Highlight the network you want to connect to and click on Connect button.

Enter the Key Phrase (wireless password) for the wireless network (hope you have a secured wireless)



Emerald, Emerald, Emerald......What in the world is a Key Phrase / Wireless Password & what is a secured wireless ?? Should i know if i have this because i dont. I guess ill find out by doing this ???

See the wireless was working fine...for years, & then while online it just jammed & lost connection & thats when we got that yellow ! on the double icon....& tried to repair & it says it cant renew ip address. I tried pinging the ip address from command as well & nada...i just dont get why it just stopped working ??? ya know ???
I have a question....
we have a VERY VERY VERY VERY OLD router that we use....im mean its OLD. Could buying a new one solve all this cause i have a gift card that i can go buy a new one....but will i need a new wireless card as well to go with the router ?? The router we have is a Linksys Model # BEFW11S4 Instant Broadband Series~Ethernet Wireless Access Point & Cable DSL Router.
I guess ill go try this.....or maybe i should wait now with this key phrase thingy ???...oh darn, i dont know now...ill wait a few & see if you respond...if not, ill try & be back with results.

THANKS EMERALD ~ Corey
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November 5, 2010 5:56:17 AM

Enter the Key Phrase (wireless password) for the wireless network (hope you have a secured wireless)

Okay when you enable the wireless security on you router you will have to enter a password (Key Phrase) which in return you will enter when connecting to the wireless for the first time. One you enabled the wireless security you wireless connection is referred to as a "secured wireless"

If you do not enable the wireless security, anybody can connect to you router and use the internet and access your computers.

Also, if you have not done it already, you should change the admin password to your router. If you done change the default password, someone can connect to your unsecured wireless and change settings on your router.

If you do not get this to work and you decide to purchase a new router, her are two that I like to use Linksys WRT160N or the E2000.
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March 23, 2012 7:50:11 AM

I have same problem on one of my laptops (lenovo netbook s10e).

I have router and wired connection to my desktop computer and wireless to my 3 laptops.

I recently reinstalled windows on my netbook and now i cant connect to wireless - limited or no connectivity, cant contact dhcp server, but two other laptops connect to wirelss just fine.

Can it be hardware problem on my netbook? Maybe my network adapter is malfunctioning.

I've tried all solutions on the internet but they didn't help, i'm thinking about buying usb wlan adapter. :cry: 




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