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Unidentified Network, Unable to contact your DHCP server

Q: Unidentified Network, Unable to contact your DHCP server

Hello. I just moved to Auckland, NZ from the USA to go to school at the university here, and am having a problem connecting to the internet in the university residence hall in which I am living.
Wifi is not available in the residence halls, so we need to use an Ethernet cable. When I plug in my computer, the network adapter icon says “Identifying...” for a while then settles on “Unidentified Network” with no internet access, the IP is 169.x.x.x
When I try to release and renew the IP, it says “unable to contact your DHCP server, request has timed out"
I've tried multiple Ethernet cables, both brand new.
I tried connecting to a port in a friend's room in the same building, and even in a classroom on campus, and both had the same result.
Naturally after all that I assumed my NIC somehow died overnight while I traveled here, so I went to a computer repair shop expecting to have some hardware replaced, but we plugged it in there and it worked immediately so they weren't sure what to tell me.
I've gone through pages of old threads at this forum and others like it, trying solutions but having no luck.
I've power cycled my computer, obviously I can't power cycle the whole network as it's for 200 people, but the IT people here have tried resetting it for me on their end as best they can.
No network bridges
I've reset tcp/ip stack and winsock
It's not a static ip, set to obtain ip and dns automatically
No firewalls
I've tried it with my antivirus removed
DHCP is started/automatic
It says I have the latest drivers for my network card
I've uninstalled/reinstalled the network card
I CAN ping 127.0.0.1
Since it wouldn't work in a friend's room or in a classroom on campus, I assume it's something to do with the university network (although wifi does work on campus, no idea how those networks are related though). The IT people here who are supposed to help me seem to be at at a loss.
I'm considering replacing the network card anyway, even though it worked fine on the non-university network I tried, just because I am desperate to try something new.
I don't know what to expect, having read so many threads about this issue it seems that something I've tried has solved the problem for others, or they gave up, or it magically started working eventually. I guess I hope a new idea will come along.
One potential point of interest... in this old thread: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/892997-unable-contact-your-dhcp-server.html I saw in the 2nd post, step #7, the poster suggested certain dependencies that should be listed for the DHCP client. Mine does not have the ones listed, instead it depends on the following system components:
“Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock”,
“NetIO Legacy TDI Support Driver” (contains “TCP/IP Protocol Driver”)
“Network Store Interface Service”(contains “NSI proxy service driver”)
Now that post I was referring to said if they are different, “go into the registry and edit” which was not specific enough to make me comfortable messing with the registry. Also it was for an older OS. Is this significant?
Here's my ipconfig /all:

Code:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : RagnarII
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 6C-62-6D-36-5A-50
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c71:e5e7:b631:9712%17(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.151.18(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 342647405
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-4D-C7-5F-6C-62-6D-36-5A-50
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DC-A9-71-90-62-CC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : auckland.ac.nz
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 130 #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DC-A9-71-90-62-CB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{3863C470-3F86-485F-93DA-11ED47EB5F8B}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

I've also attached a screenshot of my device manager with network adapters visible just because I see that asked for in a lot of threads I read. Trying to include as much info as possible since I can only get online (other than phone data) when I decide to take my laptop somewhere with wifi.
Any input or advice is greatly appreciated!

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Preferred Solution: Unidentified Network, Unable to contact your DHCP server

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hi There Everyone at TechGuy! I am desperate for some HELP...Please?..........PRETTY PLEEEAAASSEE ???
Now,..Before i Continue Please First Be Sure to Read Fully as I did Some Google Searching & Tried Some Forum Fix It Options that I Found, which havent worked at all but I will leave you all info as well as some screen shots.
Second...Please know that I am not Very Computer Savvy or Knowledgable. Well,....a Little for a Home User but with the Operating System, NOT with this problem & networking, routers, modems, IP addresses & DHCP !! Networking is DEFINITELY NOT my area of expertise So Please Handle with Care. lol. THANKS & HUGS in Advanced!

ok,
The Problem.
We have a 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 & Working just fine & they were Both Accessing the Internet just fine...until 3 days ago when the Man in the house had to turn off the house power to find & replace a circuit breaker for the fritzing out Microwave & we turned off both computers before he did this. When the power was put back on, the Desktop Computer was back to its normal fine self & running perfectly. The Wireless Lap Top on the other hand was not.
The Wireless Laptop Popped Up with a Yellow Explaination Mark over the Double Computer Icon in the Bottom Right Task Bar...Near the ... Read more

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if you connect the laptop to the router with a cable - does it work ?
you will need to copy between a working PC and laptop

would you post an image of device manager - see below
would you download xirrus and posr image see below
also post an ipconfig /all and if you could post into a reply - rather than a picture -
that the Wireless Card was never installed right to begin withClick to expand...

I'm interested in the ethernet connection that has wireless as a name - does the laptop have a built in wirelsss or do you use an adapter
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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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Ok, I've been fighting with this old desktop PC for a few days now and I'm at my wits end.

I've been trying (in vain) to connect a USB Wireless device to be able to use it off my wireless network. I have (2) other laptops and (1) other desktop connecting to the router with no issues.

For some reason, this old desktop keeps installing an Ethernet device (probably on the MB) and is automatically Configuring the IP address to that instead of the USB wireless device.

I've tried uninstalling the Ethernet device but it comes right back after I do a reboot. Even when I disable it, I still can not connect with my Wireless device.

Here's a screen shot when I do a ipconfig /all from the CMD prompt....
 

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I just replaced my XP desktop with a W7 laptop. I have had constant network issues. I have a home network with a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT. My old XP computer worked fine as do another laptop running XP and three other networked devices: Tivo (wireless), WD TV Live Hub (wireless), WD NAS (wired). The W7 laptop takes a long time to connect, first as a "Public Network" without internet capability. Then about one minute later (sometimes longer) as a "Home Network" without internet. Then about one minute later (sometimes never) with internet. After a few hours usage, the connection goes away, becoming a "Public Network". I cannot even access the router configuration page. The only way to get connected again is to physically unplug my router. My router is set up for DHCP and all devices, including the new W7 laptop, are configured to automatically obtain IP addresses from the router's DHCP server. I noticed that my IP address, in ipconfig /all, is "192.168.1.130(Preferred)." I haven't seen a good explanation yet for the "(Preferred)" part of it. When I try to renew the IP address, the error message is "unable to contact your DHCP server." In the router settings, I have tried to assign a "static lease", something I did with my XP desktop, but the IP address never takes. I have run a Microsoft fix for TCP/IP stack. I have uninstalled and re-installed my wireless adapter. The adapter drivers are up-to-date.... Read more

A:unable to contact your DHCP server

User error. I had my firewall set up incorrectly. I think the problem is solved.

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Hi everyone,
i have a dell dimension 2400 just did a fresh install for a friend with windows xp home edition and installed all the necessary drivers so everything looked good so i connect my modem to the desktop with my service provider is cox communications and success with internet connectivity so i try surfing the web and everything is ok but we take it to my friends home setup the computer try to go online and nothing so i try and go to network connections i see that its connected on the status so i try to repair it but results were couldn't renew ip address so i try another thing similar and go to my command prompt i release the ip adress and try to renew but when i try to renew it said unable to contact dhcp server i asked my friend what internet provider they have and they said at&t so i remove everything again and bring it home with me connect it again on my modem and im up and running good online. Any idea on how to fix this problem does it have to do with at&t using a phone line?
 

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Hi,
I'm using Windows 8.1 on a HP 64 bits.
I'm unable to connect via my Ethernet Cable to the local Network.

I get the message: "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration, and the connection says: "Unidentified Network - Limited".

My DHCP server has the following IP address: 192.168.2.1

Command ipconfig says that:
Ethernet adapter Ethernet:
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.175.104
This IPC address given by the autoconfiguration is wrong!!!

I tried a few fixes, according to what I've found on Internet.

1. First try

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
Doesn't fix my problem.

2. Another try

netsh windows reset catalog
netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
Doesn't fix my problem.

3. Another try

netsh interface ipv4 show inter
=> gives me: idx = 20 for Name="Ethernet"
then: netsh interface ipv4 set interface 20 dadtransmits=0 store=persistent
then: disable startup type for service "DHCP client", stop the service, unplug Ethernet cable
reboot
then: startup type = automatic for service "DHCP client", restart the service, plug Ethernet cable
Doesn't fix my problem.
What can I do now?!!!
Thanks for any help.
Remi

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What does Device Manager look like? Any yellow marks? Is the network showing as working?

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I have a Dell 570 Inspiron desktop running win7 home premium w/ a 64 bit OS. I have Frontier dsl with a Westell 327W modem and a netgear router. Two desktops are connected to the internet...one through the modem and the Dell 570 through the router. I also run laptops through the router w/no problem. This morning the dsl went down, and when it came back up, the Dell 570 would not connect. i tried Diagnosing Connection Problems, and I'm told to turn off the modem/router (which I have done a gazillion times). When I look at Network Connections in the Control Panel, It tells me I have an unidentified network and can't connect. I read through some forums earlier, and found that releasing and renewing ipconfig often corrects the problem, and that's when I got the message that 'An error occurred while nenewing. Local Area Connection unable to contact DHCP server.' This set up has worked for the past year and a half. I looked at the network adapter, and it says it's working properly. I changed the cables going to the machines, and they both work on this computer. The only change made to the computer was to install McAfee security center through AOL yesterday, but the set up worked all yesterday and last night. I am not very techie...i can make some software sing, but when it comes to hardware and networking issues, I'm not too bright. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. Problems like this make me crazy.
 

A:Unable to contact DHCP Server

After uninstalling McAfee run the McAfee Removal Tool.

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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i got the same problem but just not whit a wireless and its not a routher but a switch. can i get some help plz?
 

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Hello all, long time reader, first time poster. First let me start by saying i've spent the better part of a week navigating this and other forums and an answer to my question. So here it is.

I recently built a new computer for my parents via newegg. Got everything up and running and went to install their copy of windows xp home. I get everything installed and all the drivers off the install cd's incuded. When i sttempt to connect to the internet i get " An error occured while renewing interface Local Area Connections 2: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

What i've tried:
- Reboot comp and modem.
- Check cableing.
- Uninstall and Reinstall mobo network driver. (MOBO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130187)
- Updating the network driver via flash drive and a working computer.
- Winsock and netsh int ip fix.
- Returned mobo and replaced with same model.
- Removed HDD, connected to a working PC, installed winxp, everything worked. Took out the HDD, installed into non-working pc. Same issue as before.

Please help.
 

A:Unable to contact your dhcp server. (I've tried everything!)

It would be helpful if you could tell us how you connect to the Internet. Are you on cable, DSL, dialup? We also need to know who your ISP is, what your brand and model of modem are, etc. Without more information, there isn't any way to resolve your problem.
 

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hello everyone,

help very much appreciated.

my computer can pick up the wireless [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]internet [COLOR=green !important]signal[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] but i cant get online. when i do the ipconfig /release then renew i get the error code unable to contact your DHCP server. request has timed out
I have turned everything off and then back on to no avail.
I have just returned from South Korea where I had no problem connecting to wireless.

please help

Thanks
 

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Try This

Disable the XP firewall and try again. If it works, set it back up but as part of a LAN.
From the command prompt, ping 127.0.0.1 and see if you get OKs back. That means your network adapter is probably Ok.
Next, run the Wireless Network Setup and see if it recognizes the network adapter and can detect your LAN. Unless you've changed your WEP/WPA passwords recently this should work.
Run a virus scan and see if you picked up a bug.

Let me know how it goes

P. Glynn
 

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A friend of mine gave me his laptop to reinstall him windows XP on hp compaq nx6310 (clean install). after i installed windows i went to http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...sId=1839143&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093 and installed all drivers under Networking section just so i can get internet on it. well that didnt go as planned. i mean i installed all the drivers but i'm getting Limited or No connectivity conection on Local Area Network 5 (connecting it with cable cos im pretty sure this laptop has no wireless oO).
when i try cmd -> ipconfig im getting 169.254.x.x and "unable to contact your dhcp server" message... Would really appreciate if you could help.

Thanks

EDIT: also when i unplug the cable from the laptop and plug it in desktop computer I get Local Area Network connect and internet is working...
EDIT2: could it be that i've installed wireless drivers on this laptopt (that doesnt have wifi) and that they r now interfering ?
 

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Ok first off some background. This started a couple months ago when I would log in to find my ethernet connection finding no connections. I found some commands for the cmd being:
ipconfig/flushdns
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset
After restarting, it worked however I would have a similiar issue but at increased intervials until 2 days ago. I logged on and the problem didn't go away. It was also when it ilustrated the no internet acess warning when it can detect my extender I use for ethernet but can't get internet.
My ipconfig/all:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Ethernet 5:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 18-31-BF-52-E4-6F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::fc2b:9bbc:ade9:8539%17(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.133.57(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 471347647
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1D-A4-0B-78-B0-83-FE-90-DC-9B
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I just acquired two Gateway e6000 Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz XP PRO machines from work,(put out to pasture). They were setup to login to our domain at work and then after authentication you could access the internet. They were setup to receive an IP address from our domain controller and DNS was controlled by a local server. After bringing them home, I removed them from the domain and created a workgroup. I also set all TCP/IP properties to authenticate automatically and removed all instances for DNS. My current internet connection at home is a Westell Ethernet ADSL Modem C90-36R516 with a Cat5 cable going directly to the NIC. My existing home computer powers up and receives an IP address from the Westell without a problem but when I try attaching either of the Gateways, I get the error listed above. I have spent many hours troubleshooting this problem. I have tried the release/renew command, clearing the IP stack with netsh, checking security policy, clearing IP filtering, plus many, many other things. I was able to establish a connection and get on the internet with a Gateway but only after I gave the new Gateway a fixed IP address, default gateway and DNS entries that matched the current settings of my home computer. Correct me if I am wrong but I think I am issued a different IP by my Westell modem/router every time I boot up my computer. Or does this IP come from my ISP? And if the IP changes with every login, the Gateways will then not be able to login after a shutdown. Any idea... Read more

A:Unable to contact your DHCP server

Hi surffishermanca, and welcome to TSG.

Some ISPs (like SBC/ATT) configure the DHCP server on the modem to only give out a limit of one IP address, unless you sign up for some type of home networking plan. Try power cycling the modem when you switch computers.

EDIT: Thank you very much for all the details. Most people here would rather sift through bits of extra data than not having enough.
 

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After a BSOD incident which now appears to be remedied, my desktop cannot connect to the internet. I receive a pop-up "This connection has limited or no connectivity....." etc. When I perform start>run>cmd>ipconfig /release and then /renew, I receive the message "unable to contact your DHCP server". A laptop connect to the same router and modem is working just fine (I'm on it now). I have already done the following based on advise from other sites:

-confirmed my DNS Client is Started and set to Automatic
-confirmed my DHCP Client is Started and set to Automatic
-downloaded and performed both lspfix.exe and winsockxpfix.exe
-Reset TCP/IP with the netsh command and tried the netsh dump
-Confirmed I do not have a network bridge running
-disabled my 3rd party firewall
-reset my modem and router
-checked cables
-deleted & re-installed the NIC
-Start >> run >> services.msc >> DHCP client >>go to "Dependencies" and
checked for the following items:

AFD Networking Support environment
Net BIOS over TCP/IP
TCP/IP Protocol Driver
-Reset winsock in the command prompt using netsh winsock reset

I am running 32-bit XP with SP3. Please ask for any other details required to help me resolve this.

A:Unable to Contact your DHCP Server

I would try a different NIC...the trail seems to lead that way.

These are not expensive and should allow more definitive troubleshooting.

Louis

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I would appreciate any help you can offer here. I have a desktop computer directly connected to a cable modem. It was working perfectly fine the other day (it was connected to Comcast). Since then I have moved, and tried to connect it to another cable modem (this time it's a Time Warner modem). I keep getting the "limited connectivity" error and when I try to release and renew the IP address, I get the error "unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out." I hooked it to my laptop and it works perfectly fine, so I know it's the desktop. Ipconfig of the desktop reveals a 169.254.xxx IP address. I have a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. I have no network bridge. I have tried the following:

Updated the driver to the most recent
checked the DHCP settings in Services
uninstalled my McAfee virus scanner/firewall
reinstalled TCP/IP from windows\inf and rebooted and release and renew several times
reset the resetlog.txt and rebooted and release and renew several times
Is it possible that Comcast had it configured a specific way and now it won't work with the Time Warner cable modem? Is there a way to completely reset the settings? Is there a setting a can check or change?
Thank you.
Chuck
 

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I need help connecting to the internet. I am running on a wireless router.
I have tried ipconfig release, renew, and winsock
I've also tried auto obtaining ip and dns
Everytime i try to connect to the network it stops at renewing ip address and usually the default gateway is blank.

i ran cmd and typed in ipconfig /all and this is what i get

Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.181.37
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Beee>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Bee
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast E
thernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-45-34-95-9C

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR2427 Wireless Network Adap
ter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-D3-32-1D-2C
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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hi,
i hope someone or someone's is able to help me...

i have limited to no connectivity and when i repair connection i am told my IP address cannot be renewed. after doing some reading on some sites i took the step of going into start, run, and did IPCONFIG /RELEASE and also IPCONFIG /RENEW and it says, "an error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

I've read a few of the forums from people who were having the same trouble but found no forum and answers for a user who has D-link 802.11g/2.4GHz.

I'm on a friends laptop at the moment.
I don't have any floppy disks or CD's to copy my desktops information, but need to figure out how to fix this problem.
if anyone could help me your really nice and i appreciate any information <3
 

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I've been trying to google solutions to this, but nothings been working. My other computer and my laptop can connect to internet, but one of my computers can't. I've tried release/renew, but after the renew all that came up was:

"An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. "Click to expand...

I've also included my ipconfig output below

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-E0-2B-90
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7dbd:d2c3:2f89:85b9%10(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.133.185(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 167779324
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-A2-AB-0C-00-1B-FC-E0-2B-90

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{F4EF0373-EC77-4C67-A0D2-B28989E5752D}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
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Safemode with networking
with a cable connected from PC to router
check the cable - see if there is a light on the router associated with the cable port used , also check if you have a green/yellow light on the PC LAN port (some PCs do not have any lights on the LAN port - so ignore)
- try safemode with networking (sometimes wireless does not work with safemode )
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode with networking - see if that works

have you changed the cable at all ?

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc

what windows version are you running ?

whats the make and exact model of the PC
 

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Hey i got similar problem.I have dell inspiron 1501 (Vista32) and routher Linksys WRt54G.
I keep getting "local only" and "limited conectivity".I realized that the problem is in my pc because the other pc's connect to the access point without problems.I tested the following:

plugged directly to the modem=no success
plugged to the wireless routher=no success

When i looked into the info from ipconfig command i get this ip:
autconfigured ipv4 169.254.15.197

Due to that i entered ip manually something like:
192.168.1.2
255.255.255.0 and default getaway 192.168.1.1
then tried with disabled ipv6
Still nothing.Then tried netsh int test reset ip and netsh winsock reset catalog without success!
The i upgraded my wireless card drivers and routher firmware just in case,reseted the routher to factory defaults and still nothing! I really dont know what could be the reason for that.Since i bought the laptop 1,6 year ago didnt had any problems.
I think everything started after i uninstaled Norton Internet Security and using Norton cleaning utility! I instaled Eset smart security and i started to get blue screen of dead! I wasnt able to log on to windows.After uninstalation i was unable to connect to internet.

Please Help
 

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Hi there,
i've been having this annoying issue with my wireless connection, every now and then it gets disconnected and stays under "Limited Connectivity", i try to reset the IP and get the "unable to contact your DHCP server" problem, and i cannot do any of the ipconfig tasks due to the same error. The main problem is that i cannot have internet again until i restart the laptop, and even if i turn it off and back again, then it says "Windows Cannot find any Networks", or "try switching your wireless mode on", even though it's on and there are about 8 differenet wireless connections in here.
I know it's my laptop but is the wireless card damaged or something?.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100 / SP3
with a
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
and im connected wireless to a WEP.
Drivers are updated and no configurations problems appear under device manager.
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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When connecting to my local LAN network router I get the message " This connection has limited or no connectivity." The Local Area Connection Status,Support, details page displays;
Physical Address = 00-1A-70-15-6C-7B
IP Address = 169.254.48.160
Subnet Mask = 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway, DNS Server and WINS Server are blank.
At the command prompt I run ipconfig/all : The Adapter Autoconfiguration IP Address is 169.254.48.160
At the command prompt I run ipconfig/renew: After the request times out the following message is displayed: "An error occurred while renewing interface local area connection: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out"
The 2nd Computer on the network ( a Toshiba M55-S135 notebook) connects with no problem. The info on The Local Area Connection Status Support page displays:
Address Type Assigned by DHCP
IP Address 192.168.2.101
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.2.1
The Details page displays:
Physical Address = 00-0F-B0-8E-14-07
IP Address = 192.168.2.101
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway= 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server=192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained=9/7/2008 6:24:40 PM
Lease Expires=9/8/2008 6:24:40 PM
DNS Server=192.168.2.1
WINS Server= blank
Suspecting a bad LAN chip ( a Realtek RTL8169 Ethernet NIC) I disabled the Realtek in the Device Manager. I then installed a Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter.
The results however are the same, the computer does not get any info from the DHCP server.
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A:Solved: Unable to contact the DHCP server

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about an hour ago my 3month old Dell XPS Studio decided that i had "limited connection" to my router (wired). I have no idea what vista means by limited connection but i was unable to go on the internet with that computer. However the other computers on my LAN were fine (also wired)

I've tried rebooting the modem, router, pc.
I've done ipconfig /release and /renew afterwards.
I've done a few other cmd commands which resets my IPv6 and IPv4

still nothing. help anyone? thanks.

EDIT: update, i've tried some more stuff and upon ipconfig /renew it says there was an error with Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 : The file was not found.
 

A:Solved: Unable to contact DHCP server. HELP! :(

Well, let's do the official stack repair, since you didn't say exactly what you did.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or Windows 7.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.


Next, if that doesn't do it, I'd suggest a run with SFC since it's saying a file isn't found.

Vista SFC Tutorial
 

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Hey guys I'm using 2 computers a desktop computer and a wireless laptop. The
wireless laptop can connect to the internet while the desktop computer isn't
connected and it has "limited or no connectivity". The desktop computer
connects to the router which connects to the modem while the laptop is
directly connected to the router (wireless).

I tried doing:

1) netsh winsock reset
2) netsh int ip reset reset.log
3) netsh winsock reset catalog
4) winsockxpfix software
5) unplug the modem and the router
6) I have checked the services

But stil no luck.. (
The os of my desktop computer is winxp/sp3
When i try to ipconfig/renew it says that "unable to contact your dhcp server.Request timed out."

This is my ipconfig/all:

C:\Documents and Settings\ram>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : KENNETH
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapt
er
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-87-32-3B-EE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.249.96
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::20d:87ff:fe32:3bee%4
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A:Limited or no connectivity. Unable to contact your DHCP server.

try manually assigning an IP address to see if you can connect that way
 

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To get straight to the point, I've got network connectivity but no internet connection. ipconfig /renew gives the message "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

I'm volunteering at a library. I just replaced one of the old public computers with a new Dell running Windows 7. They're all on a wired connection, and the old ones work fine. The new one is the only one with a problem.

ipconfig /all on the problematic one gives
C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : internet5
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B0-83-FE-55-70-2A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e9d7:e939:aca:9c44%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.156.68(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 246449150
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-F5-4D-39-B0-83-FE-55-70-2A

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
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Unable to contact your DHCP server. Request timed out.
I cant use PowerLine adapters since when i connect it, i get no internet access. Ive tried rebooting the pc, router, flush dns, disabling anti-virus, etc. Still have no answer. plez halp((((
 

A:Unable to contact your DHCP server. Request timed out.

"Unable to contact your DHCP server" means that no Dhcp server responded to a request for an IP configuration. To begin troubleshooting you need to determine if there is an enabled Dhcp server on the network and the components of the network between the Dhcp server and the computer.

The connect the computer to the Dhcp server with the shortest possible path. Usually this means an ethernet cable between router and computer. If that works then add components one by one until you determine where the blockage/disconnect/defect is.
 

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Hi all, got back from the beach and was greeted with internet troubles.

My desktop is the problem, running Windows XP SP2 and I have already tried a number of things:

Running ipconfig gives me a 169.254.***.** address, which I understand is a private IP or something.

Clicking "repair" on the right click drop down box on my local area connection gives me: "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address."

ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew gives me the following error:
"An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 4 : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

I have 2 other desktops and 2 laptops running on the exact same router, all are working like a charm. It appears to be something on the software side of my problematic desktop. I tried setting my IP manually by going to properties under Local Area Connection, then TCI/IP properties, but I don't know what to put as my DNS addresses. When I set my IP to what I know it SHOULD be and my default gateway to 192.168.0.1, my connection tells me everything is all right, but alas, no internet.

Any suggestions? And sorry if this is a repost, but the solutions for other people didn't work for me.

A:Internet troubles.. Unable to contact DHCP server

Try turning off your router for about 10 seconds and then reconnecting it. Also make sure you have no malware.

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Openned a command prompt, wrote ipconfig/release then ipconfig/renew and a error came up:An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

My pc has an IP Conflict that why I wanted to renew the ip.

My connection is using ethernal cable from a netgear wifi range extender.

Recently moved houses and since I moved I cant get the internet connection back.
 

A:Unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

What is this extender connected to?
 

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I just moved into a new apartment and my neighbor is letting me share her wifi internet. The password she gave me works, but when i connect to the internet it says there is limited or no connectivity. When I try to repair it says it cannot renew my IP address. I tried opening the cmd window and putting in ipconfig/renew, but it says that there is an error and it is anable to contact the DHCP Server and the request has timed out. The internet everywhere else works just fine however (I am at work right now and it works, and I went to an internet cafe and used it there without a problem as well.

Does anybody have any ideas of how to fix this problem? I would really appreciate it!
 

A:Cannot renew IP Address, Unable to contact DHCP Server

1. Check the wifi /router end of the connection is configured to be a DHCP server
2. Beyond that there can be many variables. I think you're best approach:
=== > Backup the wifi / router settngs (most devices allow you to backup their config to your hard drive. Check the user manual)
===> Remove all the restrictions that were added via the config (e.g encryption, MAC address screening, etc.
3. Verify you and neighbors computer all connect and work when no restrictions.
4. Add back restrictions one-at-a-time and retest the computers (yours and neighbors) until they all work and all restrictions have been applied
 

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Let me 1st thank you for taking the time to look at my thread, or tanking your curiosity for leading you on to this page. I feel right now that I want to shove my head through my monitor.

System: Intel E8400 3.0ghz processor, 4g of ZA ram, Gigabyte S-series motherboard... with a Windows XP Home Edition OS, with servicepack3. I built it and its been running smooth as anything for the last 2 months, with me constantly getting the updates for Microsoft. I mainly use this system for gaming and I need to get back on my fix =( Please Help!

Problem: I am using a Linksys Wireless-G usb network adapter with a Linksys router. I cannot connect to the internet on this computer, while 3 other computers on the same router are working fine. I am using Windows as my network monitor. I get the error "Limited or no connectivity" whenever I&#8217;m on my computer. I have the computer, disabling my firewalls, system restoring it, repairing the connection via windows repair when the error "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address", and I&#8217;ve also disconnected and reconnected to the network several times. I tried renewing my connection through Run>CMD, ipconfig/all, ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew and the error "No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected. An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection 2:... Read more

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Respected X,
I m facing a problem wid ma wireless connection. wen it tries it shows limmited or no connectivity..... wen i tried ipconfig/release it shows
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
if i give ipconfig /all
host name...........: faez-d7fc8f
primary dns suffix
node type.......:unknown
ip routing enabled........:yes
WINS proxy enabled............: No
nedia state....:media disconnectedDescription..Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NiC
Physical address....:00-16-D3-02-95-98

Wireless Network Connection
desc...intel(r) PRO/wireless 2200BG Network
Physical address...:00-16-6f-7D-6B-08
dhcp enabled
Autoconfiguration enabled yes
Autoconfig ip address..169.254.109.xx
Subnet Mask...:255.255.0.0
plzzz help me wid d solution....thnx in advance
 

A:Unable to contact DHCP server.Request timed out

You are not connected to a network, wireless or wired. Did you see anything about "Wireless networks are available"? Did you try to connect to a specific network? Is the radio on?
 

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Hey,

I've been having problems connecting my laptop to the internet through wireless. When I plug it in with a cable it works fine. I also know my wireless works fine because i have other things attached to it.

When I try to connect it says limited or no connectivity, but the signal strength is excellent. I have tried to repair the problem but it then tells me it cannot renew my ip address. I've also tried the ipconfig /release then renew, and thats when it says about my DHCP. I have no idea what to do now.

Please help, but go slowly as I have no idea what half of it all means.

x
 

A:unable to contact your DHCP server. request has timed out.

Have you ever been able to successfully connect to this particular wireless network? To any wireless network?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hi there, suddenly and without warning my internet stopped working. So I went online and found all these solutions that haven't worked.

I've tried fixing the TCP/IP, the ipconfig release/renew options. The netsh. Restarting my modem, calling my isp. Nothing seems to work.

Please help, just tell me what info I need to get to you.
 

A:Cannot renew Ip address and Unable to contact your DHCP server.

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The computer that is having a problem is an AMD Athlon (tm) 64 Processor, 3200+ , 2.01 GHz, 512 RAM. I'm running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002, Service Pack 2. The CAT 5 Cable is connected to a Zonet 8-Port 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch ZFS3008 Router and my network adapter was originally an NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller but yesterday in an attempt to see if that was the problem I bought a wired Linksys 10/100 Etherfast PCI Adapter. There are 3 computers in this house, 2 have internet and the one mentioned above doesn't. When I attempt to connect to msn messenger it says my default gateway appears to be offline. In the past month or so I would mysteriously lose internet connection and then it would come back on after a while and about a million computer restarts and unplugging the router and modem. In network connections on the internet protocol [TCP/IP] properties tab I have it set to automatically obtain an IP and DNS server address. I've tried to manually enter in my IP, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway and it still doesn't work. When I go to start, run, cmd, ipconfig it only shows the ip and subnet mask and it gives me the 169.254.200.47 address along with 255.255.0.0 address. I've tried flushing the dns, renewing the dns and all the other commands on there and still no luck. I do have norton's firewall and disabled that and windows firewall is also disabled, nothing seems to work. I've scanned for viruses with Norton's and... Read more

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i HAVE BEEN looking and doing whatever i can think of and can't solve this. I found this in an ealier post and this it the same thing that i am going through..

any help would be so much appreicated..

Rebecca

With it came no wireless adapter so I've been using a a local area connection to connect the desktop to the internet. This worked before I reformatted, but now I have the "Limited or No Connectivity" local area connection problem. When I tried releasing and renewing the desktop, it said "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 2: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out." I'm stuck here. Can anyone help me out?

Here are the two ipconfig /all reports:
Desktop: Dell XPS Gen 5 Windows XP SP2
ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : base
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-6C-3A-58
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.191.126
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Laptop : Dell Latitude D600 Windows XP SP2
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Hey all,

I'm sorry to waste everyone's time, I searched the internet and couldn't find a solution to my problem.

I recently received my older brother's XPS Gen 5 Desktop with Windows XP SP2 and using the packaged software reformatted the hard drive. I then downloaded all the Dell Drivers to make the computer recognize the Broadcom Ethernet Adapter.

With it came no wireless adapter so I've been using a a local area connection to connect the desktop to the internet. This worked before I reformatted, but now I have the "Limited or No Connectivity" local area connection problem. When I tried releasing and renewing the desktop, it said "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 2: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out." I'm stuck here. Can anyone help me out?

Here are the two ipconfig /all reports:
Desktop: Dell XPS Gen 5 Windows XP SP2
ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : base
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-6C-3A-58
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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i opened a command prompt and did ipconfig/release then ipconfig/renew and this message came up: An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

I have:
windows 7
actiontec GT784WN modem with verizon dsl
using wpa/wpa2
acer az1620 computer with realtek pcie gbe family controller

I cannot connect wired or wireless. My other desktop connects fine wired and other laptop connects fine wireless.

here are results from ipconfig/all:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner-1>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Computer
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-9C-DC-2E-53-79
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Ralink 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 74-DE-2B-12-18-3F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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I lost internet connection.  I ran the trouble shooter for windows network diagnostics.  I received an error message saying "local area connection" doesn't have a valid ip configuration.  I ran the command prompt as an administrator
and entered Ipconfig /release then Ipconfig /renew and I received the message unable to contact your dhcp server request has timed out.  What can I do to fix this?

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Hello all, I was wondering if anyone can help me with my problem:

My sister's computer has decided to stop connecting to the internet since yesterday with the standard "Limited or No Connectivity" speech. We run 3 different laptops through the main computer's wireless network (which has the wired connection to the modem) and while the others are working fine, hers has the problem. Here are her specs:

Notebook: NEC Versa P8210
Notebook's Adapter: D-Link Wireless G DWA-110 USB Adapter
Modem: Belkin Wireless modem VoiP 802.11g gateway
Security: WEP (I tried changing it to WPA, but no computer could connect afterwards, so I switched back).
OPS: Windows XP Professional SP3

Things I have tried to do:

- enabled/disabled connection - no effect
- forced static IP address - This got me a full connection, but I couldn't ping or access the internet...?
- Ipconfig /flushdns, /release, /renew etc. - /renew get's stuck on "Unable to contact DHCP server"
- netsh winsock reset - no effect
- netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt - nothing happened
- restarting modem, computer, notebooks etc. - no effect
- checked & re-entered security key - no effect
- disabled firewall - no effect
Here's a copy of her ipconfig /all log:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Notebook
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . ... Read more

A:Yet another Unable to contact DHCP server/No Internet Connection thread...

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ok so a buddy at work asked if i could look at a laptop. it was working fine apparently, but then out of the blue the internet will no longer work. so i bring it home, it hooks up to my Network, but no internet. i change it to a private network (though it automatically changes it back when i restart.) and still no internet. i've tried to manually and automatically change the IPv4. no avail. Looking at the Network and Sharing Center the middle icon says Identifying, but theirs an x between that and internet. *i have local only* when i try to resolve the problem it says Dhcp is not running tried restarting it, but it says it cant and that it didnt fix the problem. i dont believe its my modem or router my base pc runs on it fine. *plus this pc was doing this for said friend* also on one forum a guy stated that their were three different programs that were supposed to be running. he said to check them through cmd. i did. they were running. just not DHCP. i've had to restart this laptop about 20 times or so. i cannot change os *Vista (bleh)* nor do a system restore. *wish i could* i also put avira on the computer to check for viruses. *which it did* so that is on their. i also tried uninstalling his ethernet card, so its at Broadcom 590x 10/100 ethernet, i tried then to updated but the file didnt work. so i cannot even update that through the laptop. i have it hooked up through wireless and wired, but without internet. i have his windows firewall on, but i've tried ... Read more

A:Limeted connectivity/Unidentified Network/unable to start DHCP

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Info about my laptop:

HP Pavillion dv5-1000
Windows Vista SP2
Wireless a/g/n

Info about my network:

ISP: Optimum
The wireless network in our house is somewhat complicated, but is essentially:A modem which goes to a main router (ISP provided netgear)
That router broadcasts the network "NeroKingston"
One of the ethernet ports goes to a 24 port switch
2 more routers off of that (brand new from monoprice), used as WAPs
One in basement, one on main floor, one in attic

Every device one the network works (hardwired dvd player, Win7 machine, SONOS, android phones, macbooks, printers, iphones).

Info about my problem:

I will be connected to the network wirelessly and suddenly a page will take a very long time to load and finally says "cannot reach this page". If I try to do ipconfig /all (or maybe /renew, I forget) it says it is unable to contact my DHCP server.

If I disable and then re-enable the wireless adapter the problem resolves for a few more minutes, then dies out again.

When it is working my internet is realtively fast (30 megs up, 14 ms ping).

Any more info needed?

A:Wireless connection dropping, "Unable to contact your DHCP server"

OP posted in Networking Support, this can be closed.

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I have been trying to get my Linksys wireless network adapter to work but it keeps saying that the connection is Limited or no connectivity. Now when I am trying to renew the ip through cmd, it says can't connect to my wireless - "unable to contact your DHCP server"

After I typed ipconfig/all, this is what comes up
WIndows IP Configuration
Host Name..................................icarangal-desk
Primary Dns Suffix.......................
Node Type...................................Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled.......................No
WINS Proxy Enabled....................No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection
Media State.................................Media Disconnected
Description..................................Intel<R> 82562V 10/100 Network Connection
Physical Address.........................00-18-F3-35-97-6E

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection
Connection-specific DNS Suffix.....
Description..................................Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter
Physical Address.........................00-1D-7E-A1-71-4E
Dhcp Enabled..............................Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled............Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address........169.254.94.181
Subnet Mask................................255.255.0.0
Default Gateway............................

My internet used to work then it started acting up which eventually led to me having to get my CPU reformatted..Now that I got the CPU back the internet is once again acting up but this... Read more

A:can't connect to my wireless - "unable to contact your DHCP server"

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Hi!

My daughter got a virus on her laptop and after getting rid of it (I think all the way, it's hard to tell until I can update the anti-virus software) I can no longer connect her laptop to the internet.

I have had a problem in the past with having to reboot the server and all the computers in order for the computers (all of them in the house) to register new ip addresses. Normally, if I have one computer that refuses to connect even after a reboot of the entire system I can connect it thru LAN and it, bang, fixes itself. However, this time it is not working.

Not only will her wireless not connect but neither will the LAN. I have opened the cmd prompt and done an ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew. Every time I do this I get the message:

"An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

I tried the "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" and it seemed to work fine.

I also tried the "netsh winsock reset" and it seemed to work fine as well.

I rebooted each time I attempted a fix. Still I am unable to connect to the internet. It says it is connecting locally, but will not connect to the actual internet. When I use the repair option it gives me the same messages over and over that do not work. It always leads back to the IP address.

Here are the specs on her computer and as much information as I can think of. Please let me know what else I can try to get her compu... Read more

A:Can't connect to internet - "unable to contact your DHCP server"

Could be a non-Windows firewall messed up. Not sure if you did all or just some of ...

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista.

Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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Hi guys and gals,

i live in a student house, and we have a wireless network but my laptop can't connect to it. the lan works fine on my laptop, and my laptop can connect to a few of our neighbours unsecured networks. 3 other laptops in the house have no problem connecting to our wireless, but my laptop wont.

i opened a command prompt and did ipconfig/release then ipconfig/renew and this message came up: An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

when i try to connect to it in the list of available wireless networks, it acquires network address for a while, then says limited or no connectivity. i click repair, and it says " Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address. For assistance, contact the person who manages your network." ... and im the most computer literate person we've got
 

A:can't connect to my wireless - "unable to contact your DHCP server"

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This morning my internet stopped working on my computer, and stays at "Limited or No Connectivity".

My computer is hooked up to a router with an ethernet cord, and that router is hooked up to my modem. There is also another computer hooked up by ethernet cord to the router, and I use the wifi a lot for my iPod. Both work fine, it's just the internet on my computer that doesn't seem to work.

So far I've ruled out any problems with the modem, router, ethernet cable and network card. I even went out and bought a new ethernet cable to see if that might fix the problem, but it didn't. Right now I'm in safe mode on my computer and the internet works fine, so the problem doesn't appear to be with my ethernet card.

I've tried unplugging and leaving both the router and modem for a few minutes, changing the cable to a different port on the router, hitting the reset switch on the modem and router, and ipconfig release/renew, but when I try ipconfig /renew it tells me "Unable to Contact Your DHCP Server".

After searching for quite some time and trying various things, my internet still won't work.
 

A:Solved: Issues with Wired Internet "Unable to Contact Your DHCP Server"

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Hello,

I've been trying to connect to my home wireless router for a while now. I have one main computer and a laptop. The main computer works fine on the internet. The laptop does too if its connected by an ethernet cord. However, it refuses to connect to the wireless, saying that there is limited or no connectivity. I tried the ipconfig release and renew, but that's when it said "unable to contact DHCP server." I copied and pasted what was in the command box after the ipconfig below. How do I fix this problem to get my computer to connect to the wireless?


Microsoft(R) Windows DOS
(C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1990-2001.

C:\DOCUME~1\CARR_SL>ipconfig.exe

Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.248.45
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\DOCUME~1\CARR_SL>ipconfig/release

Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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A:"unable to contact DHCP server" - problem connecting to wireless router

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Hello, my pc won't connect to the internet. Shows " limited connectivity" and when I go to network screen, shows "public" andI know it should show Home or Private. I change it but no luck, goes right back. Above error message occured when I followed someoes intructions, don't remember how I got there. I have tried unplugging pc, then modem, 2 wire router. I have 2 pc's, one works and the other does not. I also have those power adapters that plug into the wall to carry the high speed service from att. Any help would be appreciated.

Maurice

A:[SOLVED] &quot;unable to contact your DHCP server&quot;

The 2Wire router is a Modem/Router combo, and should not require the use of another modem.
Have you configured the 2Wire Router with your ATT account? DHCP would be provided by the 2Wire Router if it is setup correctly.

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