March 28th, 2004, 03:41 PM
Wireless router & IP trouble
I have a wireless router where my desktop is connected to it and my laptop uses the wireless card. Everything had been working fine but somehow the settings all got restored to default. I have no idea how this happened unless I accidentally clicked on the default setting while in the router config. I went back and changed my settings back the way I had them but my desktop isn't getting an IP from the wireless router. It is obtaining the regular ethernet address that it had before the router. I have tried repairing the connection. Releasing the IP but still nothing. Any ideas on why my desktop isn't getting the wireless IP. Thanks.
March 28th, 2004, 05:28 PM
are you sure you have selected: obtain an IP adress automaticly?
And have the use of DHCP selected?
The above sentences are produced by the propaganda and indoctrination of people manipulating my mind since 1987, hence, I cannot be held responsible for this post\'s content
March 28th, 2004, 08:53 PM
It is set to obtain IP automatically, where is the DNS setting?, it keeps giving me a 169.xxx.xx.xx IP address. I am supposed to have a 12.168.xx.xx IP. Whenever I try to repair the connection it gives me the error about failed operations: renewing IP, netBT something, if problem continues contact your ISP. My laptop works just fine when I plug it in to the ethernet cable. Also my desktop says the connection is 10 MBps when my laptop says 100 MBps. What is going on here?
March 29th, 2004, 03:09 AM
I would try removing your network adapters from the device manager and reinstalling them and see if that fixes it.
March 29th, 2004, 03:43 AM
Thanks for the help guys. I finally got it working. I found that somebody else had posted the same problem on another forum and somebody had posted a proggie that would take care of it. That fixed everything for me.