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Xbox 360 unable to obtain IP address from bridged wireless modem through ethernet

Q: Xbox 360 unable to obtain IP address from bridged wireless modem through ethernet

Okay so I'm trying to connect my Xbox 360 to Live by bridging my computer's wireless connection. I've done this before for a friend in a different city and it worked fine, and I felt very proud of myself for doing so. However when I try to connect here, the modem won't assign my Xbox an IP address. I've been into ipconfig/all and tried to manually assign the same IP address to the Xbox but to no avail. Same deal with the alternate MAC address option. I've been trawling the forums for hours now and I've seen fixes for this exact issue but they haven't worked for me.

I've only got a very basic knowledge of IT and I need help. Who's keen?
To speed things along here's the readout from my ipconfig/all:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Boyd
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 7A-E4-00-60-65-C5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ede7:9101:3c79:356%24(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 6 February 2012 3:57:44 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 7 February 2012 3:57:44 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 595256320
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-3C-9C-80-00-24-54-39-E8-3B

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 7E-E4-00-60-65-C5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8059 Family PCI-E Gigabi
t Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-54-89-13-67
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d461:fa51:1fed:3f7c%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285221972
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-3C-9C-80-00-24-54-39-E8-3B

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

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

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
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:86b:2c8b:c30e:d978(Prefe
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::86b:2c8b:c30e:d978%21(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{6F2B89A9-3AAA-43E9-B525-9447604DB692}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{8F94B87D-5FC4-4D51-9494-184ED9D67793}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
In addition to this the ethernet connection between my laptop and the Xbox lists itself as "unidentified public network". I can't change this option.

Much internet karma to whoever helps this poor newb.

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A: Xbox 360 unable to obtain IP address from bridged wireless modem through ethernet

What connections are in the bridge?

It looks to me from your ipconfig /all that you may have an ethernet port connected to the Xbox and some other connection bridged with the wireless.

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So I have an Acer Aspire One notebook and I recently got a virus on it due to something that was going round on Facebook... Anyway, I tried everything I could to try and get rid of it, but then came to realise my only solution would be to restore my computer to factory settings.

I did this and now I can't get it to connect to the internet. It recognises the network and connects to the network, just with no internet access as it says that the wireless network adapter can't obtain an IP address... I have googled the problem and seen lots of posts about it, but they are all too technical for me to understand how to resolve it.

I am a 23 year old and have mild learning difficulties. I can understand what I need to do if it is explained in as simple terms as possible, but I don't understand a lot of the terminology.

It has always connected to the internet absolutely fine so I am not sure what the problem is.

I would really appreciate it if someone could offer me some help with resolving my issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Wireless Network Adapter Unable To Obtain IP Address...? HELP!

Sorry, I forgot to mention... I have also tried to connect through an Ethernet cable but it just states that the LAN can't obtain an IP address either.

Again, thanks in advance for any possible help.

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I've been desperately trying to connect my Xbox 360 to the wireless internet through a gateway on my laptop, but it can't assign it an IP address automatically. When I try manually assigning an address it still won't let me connect to the network. I've read that it might be the DHCP settings but I already have that enabled. If someone can help me I can post any required information you might need to help solve the problem.

A:Solved: Can't Obtain IP Address For Xbox 360

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I have desktop with Windows 98 SE and I am trying to connect to my cable modem using a network card. My computer can't get an IP address from my broadband service so it assigns an autoconfiguration IP address and I can't get on the Internet.

I have tried two different network cards with the same result. I have connected a laptop to the cable modem and it works fine. I have also connected my desktop via USB to the cable modem and it works fine but I need to use Ethernet so that I can eventually use a router. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the network card with no luck.

Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing the problem?

A:98 SE can't obtain IP address from cable modem

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My daughter has cable modem connection (Chambers) and one more computer networked to hers on the telephone line home network (I can't remember what it is called).
She recently installed xp home and is having trouble with her computer obtaining an ip address after the lease expires (for some reason she gets a 2 hour lease from the cable company) Windows was assigning the 169.x.x.x address but she disabled APIPA in the registry now she gets a address. She tried ipconfig/ renew but she gets the message that she is trying an action on ..... that is not a socket (?)
She disabled her home network..
She can get a new ip address if she reboots, but she is getting tired of rebooting every two hours.
We are all stumped, (including the Cable Co. Tech support, which is no big surprise)
Any hints would be much appreciated

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I have a Lexmark Professional X7675 that will not connect to my wireless network saying "unable to obtain IP address". This printer was previously connected to the wireless network with no issues. I did a reinstall on my computer and a reset of the printer network settings but still it will not connect to the wireless. The SSID and the WPA are both correct. Anyone have any ideas?

A:Unable to obtain IP address

May be worth removing the wireless security from the router and see if the printer can connect with no wireless security and then put the security back on and see if it now connects and gets an ip address

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I have a wireless home network. I have two laptops both of which I use with a wireless card. On one of them I am able to use it without any problem. On the other laptop however, although it shows the laptop as connected to the wireless network, it does not obtain a valid ip address. When I look for the ip address, it gives me an invalid address: 169. x.x.x
I was using the wireless connection at another friends place yday using the same laptop and it connected just fine. When I try to do an ipconfig /release, it gives me back the same ip address 169. instead of a
Also, when I try an ipconfig /renew, it just times out.

Any ideas? Am completely frustrated by now (.

Thanks a million,

A:HELP: Unable to obtain ip address

Do you have encryption enabled on your router? Are you using the same keys?

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Hi I have wireless adapter on my desktop as well as dual gigabit ethernet ports. I am trying to bridge one of my ethernet ports with the wireless adapter so that I can connect my xbox 360 to the internet through my desktop. But I am unable to obtain an IP address. I am not sure what is wrong as this method works perfectly with the laptop I have. I am running vista btw.

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Hello, I was using my computer and my network suddenly stopped working. I noticed that my ip address obtained from the command ipconfig /all was not a 192.xxx address, it was a 169.254.xxx.xxx address. When I do the command ipconfig /all here is the result of the command:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\ajd>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567LM-2 Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-C0-B2-5E-06
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f8b5:1ed5:d4d:8e0d%15(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 184556736
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-F3-5B-4E-00-1C-C0-B2-5E-06
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{F5922557-A9C4-434F-A094-25378C34D782}:

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A:Solved: I am unable to obtain a 192.xxx.xxx.xxx IP address

that number 169.254 is supplied when windows cannot find a dhcp service
whats the make and model of the router / modem ?
do you have a firewall installed like, norton, mcafee etc - disable the firewall

try the following

(From a JohnWill post)

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

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

Note: Type only the text in bold for 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.

post back the status - started/stopped and automatic/manual
Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations only)

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

If a service is not running, open it's properties and c... Read more

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I have a netgear wireless router, not sure on the model but can find out if required. My xbox360 is hard wired to the router and my Laptop is connected wirelessly to the router using the internal wireless connection on the laptop.

The other half has a laptop too, for some reason her will not connect wirelessly, just gets stuck on a constant loop of ''aquiring ip address'' and does not get past this point. Laptop works if hard wired to the router.

can anyone help, how do i get ip address to assign.


A:Unable to obtain IP address on 2nd laptop

Is this related to your 2nd post here http://forums.techguy.org/networking/979399-xbox-360-probs-when-laptop.html
it could get confusing try to fix two problems which may be related together - so i have closed the 2nd post - to avoid confusion - for example if you upgrade the firmware on the router as suggested - but we dont know that here .......

can we see an ipconfig /all from the working wireless connected laptop
and then the same from the non-working laptop - also download and copy to the non-working laptop xirrus and lets see a screen shot

on the non-working laptop - what security suite do you have or ever had on PC - Norton, Mcafee etc

{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste

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I appreciate any responses as I understand how busy everyone is.

The problem I have is with my friends HP pavillion dv6000 Vista Home Premium SP2 with a NVIDIA nForce NIC

He has been unable to connect to the internet for some time now. We did all the standard ts (reboot modem, contact service provider, change out cables ect.) to no avail. When we connected another lappy to his modem it connected no problem.

I took his laptop home, hooked it up to my modem, no connection, then i hooked it up to my router, no connection.

I tried to run ipconifg/release and got the following message

an error occured while releasing interface loopback psuedo-interface 1 : the system cannot find the file specified

which led me to this post
and this post

when i try netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
i get
Reseting Echo request, failed.
Access is denied
Reseting Global, OK!
Reseting Unicast Address, OK!
Reseting Route, OK!
A reboot is required to complete this action.

after the reboot still can't connect.

I have also tried what this post suggests to

I have also tried uninstalling the NIC from the device manager and then rebooting.

Finally went in to the TCP/IPv4 Properties clicked use the following ip address:
and entered
IP address
Subnet mask :
Default Gateway
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A:Solved: Unable to obtain ip address vista

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Hi -
I have an older IBM Thinkpad (365X) with Win95B. I have a Xircom Ethernet/56K Modem PCMCIA card, which I know works, since I can use it in other machines that I have.

I have DSL with a netgear router that has a DHCP server, which I also know works, since I'm using it to send this message.

I have reinstalled the adapter, all of the protocols, the client software, and the physical card in every way I can imagine, and cannot seem to get the machine to recognize the network. I checked the MS support site, and downloaded the Winsock2 patch. Didn't help. Still getting message about not being able to obain an IP address from the DHCP server. Most frustrating.

When I ping my own machine, I get an response with no lost packets. When I ping any of the 3 other machines on my local network I get a "request timed out" response.

If I hard code the IP address into the machine, I still cannot see any of the other machines.

I'm about ready to give up, so if anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.



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My wifes laptop got the windows xp 2012 security virus at the time there was no antivirus on the computer. Removed using malewarebytes. Installed Norton Antivirus, was able to connect to the internet wirelessly. Ran Norton got Tidserv Activity 2 virus. Found on here how to remove it. Downloaded 2 different programs it was removed. since then no wireless i have not walked my lazy ass upstairs to the router to try it directly connected. I have noticed when i look at what services are running some of them that i think should be running wont start and say they are marked for deletion. Also tried to remove the wireless network card and reinstall but same thing happned and i cant seem to modify the protcols or services which i find strange. I can get any info you need if you just let me know how to do it - thanks inadvance for any help.

Ben -

A:After Virus wireless cannot obtain a IP address

DownloadFSS Checkmark Internet Services Windows Firewall System Restore Security Center Windows UpdateClick on "Scan".Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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I have set up my connection as per the following article

The netsh commands I used are:
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWlan key=qwertyui keyUsage=persistent

netsh wlan start hostednetwork
The difference is:
a) I am sharing a USB modem connection
b) I have turned off Windows Firewall ( I use Comodo nternet Security)
I have a dell n5010 laptop using Windows 8.

When I tried to connect my Android device to it, the device simply gets stuck at the "Obtaining IP address step"
I decided to use a Blackberry device and the same error occurred.
To be doubly sure, I even used another Laptop running Windows XP SP3 to connect to the hostednetwork, even it got stuck at the "Obtaining IP address" part for some time. Then it got connected with "Limited or no connectivity" status.

A:HostedNetwork is Set up, Android device is unable to obtain IP Address

The following procedure worked for me.
1) Disable Internet Connection Sharing from your modem connection -> properties -> Sharing Tab
2) Enable it again.
3) Disconnect from the Internet.
4) Reconnect again
5) Restart ICS service from the "services.msc" window.
6) Stop the hostednetwork
7) Start the hostednetwork
8) Internet Sharing is now enabled and everything gets resolved.

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Hello everybody!

I've had an extremely frustrating day trying to connect my WDTV Live to my desktop PC, and after not getting any help from the WD forums, thought I might move up the ladder because surely someone here can help! ;P

So, down to business...

I connect to the net through a wireless connection to my router. Because its in the other room, I can't connect my WDTV Live to the router without running cable along the floor. Having said that, its not far away from my desktop PC, so I'm trying to connect them directly via cable. The problem is that my WD keeps telling me that it can't obtain an IP address and I don't know how to fix it or what values to put in.

Heres my ipconfig (hopefully that helps):

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JoelsDesktop
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. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-22-E7-17-75
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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A:Unable to obtain IP address on Local Area Connection

You need to setup ICS.

How to setup ICS

It would be a lot better to just run a cable to your router. Running this connection will put your WDTV on address of 192.168.137.x

I should add that your computer will not be your router for the WDTV.

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My set up is a 2wire router that connects to the internet, with an ethernet power plug connected to it. Over the other side of the house, I have the other ethernet power plug connected, with a Netgear router in access point mode.

The main router is on, and the access point is on The DCHP server is enabled on the main router with range 192.168.64 to The access point has the DCHP server turned off. The routers have the same APN and security (WPA2-PSK). Also, the wireless channels don't overlap, channel 1 and 11.

Now to my problem:
The internet always works fine for a few days when the routers are turned on. But at some point between 1 to 3 days later, every computer can't obtain an IP address while connected to the access point. But all computers can connect to the main router (i.e. when closer to the main router than the access point), and then go near the access point and it keeps the connection. If I reboot the access point, then everything works again for a few days.

I have tried replacing the main router, and replacing the ethernet plug with a version that has a wireless access point built in. But I get exactly the same problem.

Any ideas?

A:Can't obtain IP address from Wireless Access Point after a few days of uptime.

Any help?

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it was working before but it was running slow so i tried to fix it and i think i messed things up and it wont let me connect to xbox live it cant obtain an ip address please helpp

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I'm trying to connect my 360 to xbox live via my windows 7 computer. The connection between the xbox and the pc is wired, and wireless between the pc and the router. It keeps saying my NAT type is strict and I cannot find out how to change it to open, I believe this is a problem with the bridge itself, I've tried connecting the 360 directly to the router and it has no problems.
Any advice would be of great help
thanks in advance

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I just bridged the connection between my Shuttle mini desktop which I'm using a wireless adapter to connect to my belkin N router, but my xbox won't connect to the network..any ideas on how to fix this?

A:Xbox 360 bridged connection wont work

What exactly are you trying to do.. Give the Xbox internet? Media folder sharing from your laptop?

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Im new to this so if you need any specs let me know.

modem: netgear gateway cg3000d-rg

i tried to change the channel from auto to 1-5. still could not connect. the xbox requires a username and password, what do i use? the modem has a WPA-PSK[TKIP] + WPA2-PSK[AES] under its security options. I tried that as the password and the username "blank" and admin. there is a mac filter list with my pc under trusted devices, should i add the xbox? i also tried to plug the xbox into a lan port and still could not get connected.

the xbox sees the wireless connection, just cant connect

any help is greatly appreciated! thank you.

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I have a HP G62-371DX Notebook that I have been using to access the internet. Lately I have been experiencing random disconnects that will last from maybe 30 seconds to 2 minutes. They will happen maybe every hour or two and are becoming really annoying. At first I was using the laptops wifi abilities to connect to my router. So when these disconnects began to happen I tried plugging in an Ethernet cable into the router and still experience the same disconnects. The only other devices in the house that experience this is the xbox 360 which is connected with an ethernet cable aswell. The router that I had was an old netgear router, but in the past week we got a new router which is a SMCD3GNV. I have only had it working today and I had the problem maybe 3-4 times within the first 12 hours (with both the wifi and ethernet connection). I have tried updating the firmware and resetting the router and modem. I just don't know what the problem is or how to fix it.

A:Laptop and Xbox 360 disconnects randomly from wireless and ethernet


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Hello! I was wondering if there would be a way to share my windows 7 laptop wi-fi connection via ethernet to my other laptop running Ubuntu 14.04.

A:Bridged Connection via Ethernet

>> http://www.ehow.com/way_5173120_can-two-laptops-ethernet-cord_.html

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Busy setting up xbox 360 to wireless network for son and having problems. The xbox connects to my BT Voyager 2110 router ok but it fails to obtain an IP from it resulting in a 'fail' on the xbox live connection test. I have tried allsorts with the router settings. I have an iMac and i've enabled DHCP from there but still no joy.

Can anyone help?

A:Xbox live wireless setup: Ip address failure

Do you have any encryption set up on your wireless network?

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It will with a wired connection, but not a wireless one. I've tried all the suggestions I could find on xbox support site and google searches, ie resetting modem and router, creating a static IP on a dmz, etc. Nothing works. Perhaps I'm missing something. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I have what I consider a very basic understanding of networking. I work for an IT solutions provider and a restaurant chain which we support needs to fix a PCI compliance issue. The network at the location was put in place a year ago with little documentation. My goal is to move a DVR device for CCTV system away from the PoS machine, because the DVR requires a port open which is not good for PCI compliance if both are behind same router.

I apologize for ignorance or lack of any details you might need to help me, if there's some info I need to dig up,I'd be happy to find it. I'm in a rough spot trying to fix this. This is how they are set up.

They have a bridged modem which is the first thing that the DSL line comes into. My impression is that the proper way to use multiple routers with a bridged modem is to have a "main router" which will be the director, if you will. All the other routers should then plug into that main router, as opposed to having multiple routers plugged into a bridged modem. I've confirmed that for whatever reason, TWO Linksys Firewall Routers are plugged into this bridged modem which is a Netopia. Again I apologize but I don't have the model numbers. This brings me to my first couple of questions.

1. If two routers are plugged into the same bridged modem, how would they behave? Wouldn't they be fighting for control to be the "main router"?

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A:How to use bridged modem + multiple routers

One thing I noticed from reading your post was that the problem you are trying to solve (not having the port opened to the DVR on the same network as the PoS) would not be solved by placing router C behind router B. You would still have to open the port on router B to allow it to pass to router C. Wouldn't this be the same as opening the port in router B to allow it to pass to the DVR (if the DVR was connected to router B)?

As far as the issues with AT&T, you can only program the IP addresses that they assign to you in the routers. They should be able to tell you how many IP addresses are assigned to your customer. If you have a router behind another router, only the one connected to the modem would have an IP address from the ISP.

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I am doing research on what I need to go wireless router on my DSL connection. I will have 1 cabled PC and two wireless units accessing DSL through it. I recently hooked up a wireless router fro my relatives to Bell South DSL and they had to walk me through what they called "bridging" the modem. The Link Sys router wouldn't work until we did this. I use Earthlink DSL. Will I have to to do this too? The reason I ask is that they shy away from assisting you with a wireless router, unless you buy it through them and pay them $9.95 per month extra. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Bridged Modem Question

The Motorola DSL modem will need to "Bridged" unless you are using it on a single computer there are many web sites that will talk you though the procedure all you really need is the user account info and password.........................

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Ok, I hope I can explain as clear as I can so people don't get confused.

I have my laptop hooked up wirelessly. I have an ethernet cable attached to my computer and then attached to my PS3, and that is how the PS3 gets it's internet connection.

I am running Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium, and I have bridged the Wireless and Ethernet connection together. I am trying to reserve IP addresses for my PC and for the PS3, but the router thinks that the computer is grabbing two IP addresses and are using the same MAC address.

My router is the DLINK DIR-655.

My question is this, is there any possible way to make the router recognize that there are two MAC Addresses so that I can reserve the IP Addresses? If you need more info, please just ask.

Thanks you guys!

A:Reserving IP Address through Bridged Connection

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So, my setup.. I have my Toshiba Laptop running Windows 8 setup with a bridged network connection. Out of the Ethernet port on my laptop I'm running a cable to my desktop (desktop runs Windows 7 Home Premium).

When I bridge the connections my desktop pops up a message saying "Network Error, Windows has detected an IP address conflict. Another computer on this network has the same IP address as this computer. Contact your network administrator for help resolving this issue. More details are available in the Windows System event log."

When it comes to actually accessing the internet my laptop does just fine, but the main issue my desktop has no internet access. It is my hope that I can actually fix that. A few other things to note as well, at one point my bridged network worked just fine. Probably 2 weeks ago was the first time I setup the bridged network, and it was working just fine. Then about a week ago I went on a little vacation and I decided to bring my whole setup with me. When I got there I set everything up and my bridged network worked just fine, absolutely no issues. I eventually left and came home yesterday, set everything up and now the bridged network is no longer working.

I've spent maybe 2 or 3 hours trying to tinker with the issue, but with no avail. And now I'm looking for some outside help! From what I can tell ipconfig / all provides a good deal of information so I'll be sending that your way.

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A:Bridged Network IP Address Conflict

Something else that a lot of people bring up as a solution to this issue, I have gone through the process of using the commands "ipconfig/release, and ipconfig/renew" on both computers. I even moved my desktop next to my modem and plug it into the modem's Ethernet port. I'm pretty sure it worked as it showed a different IP, though after unplugging my desktop and moving it back I still got the IP address conflict error.

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I just got a new router set up in my house (Trendnet TW100-S4W1CA) to replace my dying one.

It's hooked to a Linksys WAP54G which in turn provides wireless (in theory) to my and my roommate's Xboxes downstairs.

However, neither of the Xboxes can obtain an IP address automatically.

DHCP *is* enabled on the router and my laptop can connect to the wireless just fine using DHCP. My desktop wired connection works perfectly as well. The consoles are just being special snowflakes apparently.

Router IP/subnet: /
WAP IP/subnet: /

Anyone have any ideas?

A:Xbox 360 can't obtain IP, but DHCP is on.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2012 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 782 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 255996 MB, Free - 189358 MB; D: Total - 220932 MB, Free - 195587 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G41MT-D3
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Trying to configure new Dovado Pro router to set up home Ethernet network. Sierra 4G Wireless modem confirms connection signal (via router) OK, but local ISP (Bigpond) refuses to assist in detecting the modem on the network - "as router not supplied by Bigpond"..? Modem compatibility with router checked before purchasing, but no local (Australian) support available for Dovado either! Appreciate any assistance/advice to reduce current frustration levels..!

A:wireless modem not detected on Ethernet

Bigpond wont look at the modem to confirm connectivity?

What are the full model numbers of the modem and router?

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I can't log into my MODEM. I was able to set it up once using the default gateway IP address about a week ago. Then my kids unplugged it and something changed when plugged back in. When I try to log into my modem using the IP address it just gives me a web page saying its unable to connect. My internet works fine, I am able to ping the address and it replies with no data loss, I can trace route to it, I can release and renew the IP address DHCP server. I am just unable to bring up the webpage to login. I have turned off my firewall (windows firewall). I am just at a loss on what to try next. I want to turn on my Wi-Fi and such, essentially administer my router for my computer. I have did a hard reset, held the button for the recommended 15 seconds with both power on and power off but no change. The modem is a Technicolor TC8717T.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8189 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 55 GB (17 GB Free); E: 596 GB (587 GB Free);
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DX48BT2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

A:Unable to connect to my MODEM via IP Address for setup

Edit: I ran the Microsoft Internet troubleshooter and I used the IP address instead of the domain name and it said "The remote device or resource won't accept the connection". So it seems something within the router is refusing to let me connect, but still acting in the MODEM role.

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Hi and thanks for any advice you can give, it's really appreciated.

I have an HP Compaq 6715s laptop with Windows 7. I have had a problem for sometime where the modem (the aforementioned Broadcom 590x 10/100 Ethernet) will not work wirelessly any more. I just get an icon in the bottom corner with a red x over a monitor and it doesn't seem to be able to detect any wireless networks. This has happened quite suddenly and I've not changed anything on the cpu that I'm aware of. The modem does still work if I physically plug it into the router.

Windows insists that I have the latest drivers and not being hugely technical, am at a bit of a loss to know what to do.
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Broadcom 590x 10/100 Ethernet modem won't go wireless

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I have a new D-Link DSL-2740B wireless modem/router.
I am moving on campus for University, and I only have access to a ethernet port not a DSL port.
Is there a way I can use my modem/router as just a wireless router?
To do this I would assume i would have to use a LAN port as a internet in port?
Thank you in advance for any help.

A:Using university (college) ethernet internet with a wireless modem/router?

yes, you would setup as a 2nd router / switch
BUT you may find its against the university rules to use routers on the network
I would check with the IT department and ask them how to do it

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We have three 64 bit Window 7 machines on an Ethernet wireless/wired router (ASUS WL-520GC). Worked great? one of the three computers hosts a USB printer and shares with no problems (via a HomeGroup).

We had a broadband power line modem on the same Ethernet network connection and all three computers had sharing of the WAN internet? then we lost our internet connection capability when our supplier went bust!

We are now using a Verizon Wireless USB 720 broadband modem on the same computer that hosts the printer. That computer has internet connection and works fine. We cannot get the remaining two computers to see the internet.

Bridging the Verizon USB ?Home? network and the Ethernet ?Public? network doesn?t seem to work because we can?t set the local area network to ?Home.?

Any suggestions?

A:Internet sharing a Verizon Wireless USB modem and an Ethernet network

If I was going to use a Verizon USB modem on a network, I would use a router that you plug the modem into. Check out http://www.cradlepoint.com/ or do a Google search. I remember seeing routers for USB modems (cell service) for as low as $35, but most users recommend Cradlepoint routers.

If you are still on the Verizon 30 trial, you should check out http://www.millenicom.com/, Millenicom has no contract and much higher usage caps, even unlimited using Verizon and Sprint service.

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Hello,I have replaced our old router with a new one and can't seem to get it to work.I have a Sierra Wiress 306 3g Modem, connected with Bigpond. It is working when plugged directly into the computer via USB.I had it plugged into a Netcomm router, which was ethernet cable connected to the destop and also our TIVO device. I was able to link o the internet wirelessly from my laptop - though not if someone was using the desktop at the same time. I suspect an IP address conflict was at fault here, though had no clue how to fix that.My actual problem is my Netcom router no longer works and I've had to purchase another. When I plug my router into the computer I get an error message saying there is another computer on this network with the IP address.... but I tried to change the IP address of the router, to no avail....I returned that router and got another and ended up with the same problem. Something tells me there's nothing wrong with the router or my computer, but perhaps it's my incompetence.That's where you come in...Thanks,Jennifer.

A:Solved: Unable to use wireless router with 3g wireless internet modem

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nevermind. solution found. just reinstalled router information through installation CD as last resort. please delete thread.

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As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

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A:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

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I have a network setup so that a wireless router is connected to my westell versalink. This enables my network to be wireless. Everything works and I set it so that the versalink is the DHCP server and assigns IP addresses. However whenever I try to connect my laptop via wireless, it keeps saying unable to obtain IP address. So to get it to work I have to unplug the wireless router (turn it off) and replug it to make it work. Is there a way to solve this so I don't have to do that? I disable the wireless router to act as a DHCP server so there shouldn't be any conflicts with the versalink. However I did set the wireless router IP address to be within the range of the DHCP addresses...But this shouldn't cause any problems, right?

Anyway please help! I am tired of unplugging and plugging ARGH

A:Can't obtain an IP address...

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Have a hp mini notebook, WXP, using Wireless connection which has been running just fine for many days.
Have a number of other computers accessing same 2wire network with no problem; both wireless and cable

The mini sees the 2wire and receives strong signal but doesn't display it to connect to in the "available wireless network window". The window doesn't see other nearby wireless either which I think it can. I have tried a number of things via adapator and setting up "new" connections..........and the last time I had this issue I ended up re-installing WXP, but what a drag.

I did do one thing the other day that I wondered if it was stupid. While it was running on AC I did take out the notebook battery to clean it up a bit since it wasn't holding a very long charge.........I wondered if I had messed something.

Anyway, worse case I reload windows..........best case there is a simple task I perform to receive my address, presumably IP address.

A:can't obtain address

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My dad is trying to connect to the wireless network in our house, and it goes fine until the "renewing IP address stage". It just stays there and doesn't feel like working. Is there any way I could just assign a static IP myself to his comp? Or is it (it probably is...) more complicated?
---from the dad....
when I go to network properties, it shows staight zeros where the IP address formerly was located.....just replaced video card and battery for bios was disconnected for just a few minutes when we were going thru the trouble-shooting process. I've already done a restore to a point before the problem with the video card and that didn't solve the blank IP address problem...thanks for any help..

A:Can't obtain IP address 0.o

Are you using Encryption (WEP or WPA)? Does it work when encryption is turned off?

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I've got five home machines on WiFi but one , an XP machine, is refusing to make its WiFi connection.  Windows says that hardware is OK , the network is detected but an IP address is missing.   How can I rectify this ?   The other machines still connect OK.

A:WiFi can't obtain IP address

try... from the command line
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
(enter after each).....
Just might be a quick easy fix.

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I have 4 computers on my network. 3 desktops and 1 laptop, 1 desktop is wired, 2 desktops and the laptop are wireless. This morning when I turned my laptop on I could not get on the network or the internet. The message on the computer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen says "Limited or no connectivity. The 2 wireless desktops work as always as with the one that is wired. I have reset the router and removed the wireless adapter from the laptop and reinstalled. still cannot connect. It does show the internet on the software. I am totally lost as to why 2 will connect but my laptop won't. Any help will be greatly appriciated.



A:Cannot obtain Network Address

Does the laptop connect successfully by ethernet?

While attempting to connect by both ways please 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:


[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've got a Samsung USB ONLY printer which I need to connect to the USB port of a TP-link N600 Router (this acts as a print server) only thing is I want to reserve the IP address of the printer on the router.
For this I need the mac address of the printer. The printer doesn't have the mac address on the sticker on the back nor do I have the manual and if I print out the printer status page is also doesn't show the mac, any one know of a cool tool to obtain the mac address ?

Thanks in advance


A:Obtain Mac Address of USB Printer


Take a look at this link


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Two days ago, I took my personal laptop off of standy by and tried to connect to my home wireless network. It connected, but I did not get any Internet access. I tried restarting my computer, nothing. I tried resetting my router, nothing. I tried resetting my hub, nothing. Three other computers connect to this network regularly (my dad's, my school laptop, and my sister's laptop) and they have not had any trouble. My Xbox can also connects with no problems. I have reset my TCP/IP and still nothing. I have tried connecting to the router by hardwire and that also does not work. Does anybody have any suggestions?

A:HP laptop will not obtain an IP address

If it connects to the network but not to the internet, try making sure the gateway IP is correct. I've always manually configured my TCP/IP connection IPs, and unless you have the correct gateway IP, the computer doesnt know where to get internet from. (The gateway IP will be the IP of your router)
If you need help manually configuring your IPs, let me know, otherwise, good luck

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I had a lot of problems with my Laptop the other day and ended up having to reinstall xp pro. since the install, i can not connect to the internet. if i boot up the laptop with the network cable plugged in the laptop does not obtain any information from the cable modem but if i unplug the network cable then xp tells me that it has lost the network connection. i have tried going through ipconfig and releasing and renewing but i get a error. i tried to run a network diagnostics and get the message that the ip address has failed. if i unplug the network connection and connect it to this PC it works fine so i can eliminate the cable, cable modem and network cable as being the problem.

the laptop worked fine before the reinstall of xp but now it does nothing. anyone have any suggestions?

ps: i have not installed anything else such as any firewall protection software, just the full xp sp1 install.

A:Can not automatically obtain IP address.

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My android phone and ps4 currently have the same problem. No connection and when i try to connect i get 'Failed to obtain IP address'.
My PC, laptop, family members phones can all connect fine.

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