Unable to acquire a valid network address

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by olddeadeahead, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. olddeadeahead

    olddeadeahead Network Guru Member

    I have a BEFSR11S4-v.4. Lately when I attempt to make a wireless connection with maximum signal strength my laptop attempts to acquire a network address resulting in "limited or no connectivity."

    The error message suggests that the problem occurred because "the network did not assign a network address to the computer."

    IPCONFIG / renew doesn't help.

    Any suggestions? (And yes, DHCP is enabled and the hardwired computers connect just fine).

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    move closer to the ap
  3. olddeadeahead

    olddeadeahead Network Guru Member

    acquiring address

    I can sit 3 feet away and replicate the problem. The issue does not appear to be signal strength.

    Incidentally, when I disable WEP the problem goes away but so too does security.
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    It's down to the WEP key, how are you entering this on the client, as a pass phrase or a list of hex numbers? If it's a pass phrase then re-enter it as the hex equivalent, that should solve the problem :)
  5. olddeadeahead

    olddeadeahead Network Guru Member

    Working now

    Thanks for the suggestions. Once again it was a SUE (Stupid User Error).
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