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Connection issue

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by fourakind, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. fourakind

    fourakind LI Guru Member

    Hi,
    I have a WRT54G firmware ver 1.00.9, connecting 2 pc's, 1 wired and 1 wireless, working fine until I recently added another wireless pc.
    The problem isn't with the newly added wireless pc but the one which was connected before that never gave problems.
    Apparently the network is not assigning a network address and instead of assigning say 169.168.1.101 it has instead assigned 169.254.41.80.
    Also at the same time when I added # 2 wireless pc I added a range expander WRE54G.
    When I try to renew the connection it fails and still doesn't connect.
    Now sometimes it might connect, but I haven't figured out the parameters as yet.
    Any thoughts out there ?
    Thanks
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I think you mean 192.168.1.101 besides that move right next to the router and see if all works well. If so its a signal strength or interference issue if it does not and the other wireless does it is something with the machine. My instinct tells me that the new wireless is interfering with the old, what happens if you turn off the new machine and then connect with the old?
     
  3. fourakind

    fourakind LI Guru Member

    ifican,
    yes I meant 196.168.1.101. No I ruled out signal strength, full strength.
    If I turn off the "old" machine and connect with the "new" there is no difference.
    Why would the "new" be assigned this different ip of 169.254.41.80 ?
    Could it be some interference with the range expander ? I haven't tried disconnecting it as yet to see if it makes a difference.
    I just checked the "new" pc, it wasn't connecting earlier,tried renewing ip SEVERAL times,(old machine is off) now for some reason its connected ..........hmmmmm
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I have never used a range extender so i dont know for sure, in my eyes anything is possible. The 169.254 address is a self-assigned address, most machines / OS's do it now adays and thats so they can come up and communicate on a flat network with no intervention from a router or dhcp server. If you are getting a 169.254 then your machine is not getting or seeing a dhcp server. Perhaps the extender is not actually repeating your signal as it is designed to do.
     

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