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Win-XP connects to network with IP address not in range

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I'm using a WRTP54G (Vonage) Router (64-bit WEP) connecting from a WPC54G card in a laptop. This has been up and working for a couple weeks, suddenly today the laptap can not connect to the network. While the network runs at 192.168.15.*, the assigned IP address is Needless to say, this doesn't work. Another laptop on the network connects fine, as does the squeezebox wireless device.

    Anyone come across this kind of thing before?

  2. Casey321

    Casey321 Network Guru Member

    Windows 98, 98 SE, Me, 2K and XP have Automatic Private IP Addressing that will assign an IP address to a computer. This occurs when the TCP/IP protocol is installed and set to obtain it's IP address automatically. This will happen when there is no DHCP server present or the DHCP server is not available.

    This was considerd a feature at one time but now with WiFi, it is considered a security risk.

    Casey . . .
  3. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    try assigning a static IP address. Your laptop is unable to renew an IP address from your DHCP or could not find a DHCP server.
  4. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    Yup...not seeing DHCP for some reason...static should fix it. Or you could actually figure out why it can't see the DHCP - have you tried a manual IP release and renew??

  5. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    reboot the router. then look for a firmware patch to see if that was covered in the last release.

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