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Aquiring network ip from DHCP problem

Q: Aquiring network ip from DHCP problem

im having trouble connecting to my freinds belkin router across the street when using my new Dlink AP.
When using my laptop in a cirtain position i can connect and it recieves a ip from router okay.
Problem is i want to pick this signal up using this the Access point and boost it around my house.
When i log into the access point it shows that the router is connected to my access point okay so far. Problem is that it does not ever get an ip from the dhcp server. the router across the road has dhcp enabled and like i said earlier, the laptop gets an ip okay and connects to the net ..

My access point is a DLINK DWL 700p 802b and the remote router is a newer 802g..
I have MY AP configured in repeater mode using the routers mac. I dont know if i would be better off using accesss point mode or client mode because i dont know what there for..

So basically when using ap, laptops stuck on aquireing ip.... any help would be great...

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I have recently moved country and my pc is struggling very hard to connected to my new wireless network provided by sky . When i turn my pc on i am connected to the Internet via my sky wireless however when I try to go tot google or such I have no Internet at all. So I tried disconnecting and reconnecting to my wireless network and now it's stuck on "acquiring network address". I have googled the problem over and over and I get it fixed everyday but come tomorrow there is a different problem and I need to find a new solution all the time. First it was merely changing my dns server from obtain automatically to manually making one, then my next problem was having to disable my antivirus just to connect, and he problems continue. Can anyone help. When I do config /all I don't have a default gateway if that helps. Also I have my ip assigned automatically. Thanks in advance this problem has been going on for way to long and is very stressul after I wake up in the morning having to search for a new way to get my pc to have Internet.

Oh, Im on xp

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So when I try to conenct to my home wireless network it constantly says aquiring network adress. But the odd part is I can connect to my neighbors unsecure network and my roomates can connect to our home network, and when I plug directly into the router it works fine. I'm stumped. Someone please help me I've spent hours on google with nothing but worthless advice.

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If your network is secured then you need to enter the routers wep password. Have you done this?

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A friend of mine gave me her HP Pavilion ze5600 laptop. The computer sees my wireless network, but will not aquire a network address. Just to see, I hooked it up directly to my Linksys Router, and it won't aquire a network address there either. I have another laptop that works just fine with my wireless router. I have check all settings and they all seem to be ok. I reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog. As well as reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults: netsh int ip reset reset.log Nothing seems to be working. Does anyone have any ideas for me?


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I have 2 computers connected by a router. One PC connects fine to the internet(although it can be difficult sometimes) but the other running Win XP just recently won't connect to the internet, the icon in the system tray says Local Area Connection 4, Speed 100 Mbps, Status Aquiring Network Address. It never does aquire an address, I called Verizon and they walked me through setting up a network connection that requires a username and password. I can connect to the internet but am unable to connect to my other computer. Also I don't have an always on connection, I have to click to connect. I have tried to reinstall tcp/ip but when I click on protocol and then add it says Windows was unable to find any drivers for this device. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the network card and I have updated the driver for the NIC. Anyone got any ideas?


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I've installed a Trendnet TEW-694UB wireless adaptor on my laptop and am trying to connect to my home network. I get a message "Acquiring network address" but it never connects. How can I fix this?



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I have windows xp and when i try to connect to my home network it wont let me because it is always trying to aquire the network address.

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xp ,wireless lan pc card,11mbps,i can not stay conected to the internet /i mite stay on30 to 45 sec then it is back to aquiering network address

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Is there a problem with your wireless source, such as a router?

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A few days ago i was trying to configure a wireless network, and without seeing the create wireless network setup wizard option in control panel, i used network setup wizard. the first option was that my computer connected directly to the internet and other computers were going through it. the other was that my computer was going through a residential gateway or another computer. i thought this meant router so i checked it. I think in reality both computers go directly to the router. after this it did some configuring which made me have to restart my computer i think this is what caused the ip conflict because it started after this. but i could be completely wrong as i was messing whit other things i shouldn't have been messing with (these i can't remember).

While trying to connect to the router, it stops at "acquiring network address" and the network connection panel says my ip and subnet mask are

I have tried using run-cmd- ipconfig/release (/renew) and also turning off all devices so it resets.
Thanks in advance any help is appreciated.

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okay, my internet will work fine after restarting my computer but after about 15min.
it shuts down and gets stuck on aquiring network address
I'm not sure what more info. you need
so if you need more, just let me know

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I am new here.

One thing to tell all of you, I am also little new to this area.

I have a network of 400 no of PCs and all connected and configured with TCP/IP.
I have alloted all the PCs with mannual IPs.
Now there is problem suddenly in one of the PC showing "Aquiring network address" and not being connect to the LAN. When i change the IP to another the PC works fine.
I am unbale to know the reasons for this typr of error.

Please help me for the solution of the same.

Thanks and regards....
Saroj patra


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Hey i have a network at home and one of my computers works fine, although i downloaded SP3 onto my other pc which is running from a 10/100 ethernet switch and ever since then cant access the internet kept getting DNS error. I tried typing netsh int ip ect ect into cmd prompt which some people suggested and now it gets stuck on aquiring a network address.. Help please

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Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

Have you tried to do a system restore to before the problem occurred?
If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
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i am trying to connect 3 computers to a standard home network via a medion router.

2 of the computers will connect correctly and are able to access whatever needed. the other computer cannot, as soon as i conect the ethernet cable and connect to the network, it doesnt connect it just says aquiring network address.

what am i doing wrong here (if i am that is) ?

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ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

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I have a Asus EeePC SeaShell 1005HA-H and i have a LINKSY ROUTER in my home. I recently been having problems with my wireless internet. I know it isnt the router because i have went to my boyfriends house and my laptop usually automatically connects to his internet and the same message continues to show up "Aquiring Network Address message". I try to repair the network and a error comes up. Then i went to check the firewall settings and the firewall is tured off. Please HELP ME

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Can you successfully connect by ethernet?

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also 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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Not sure if this is where I would post this.
My problem is, AVG found malware and trojans. It put them in the vault but after this happened, I wasn't able to get onto the internet. The wireless status sits at Acquiring network address.
I tried uninstalling the drivers for the network card and downloading new drivers but it didn't work.
So after doing some research, I ran Combofix. It found Rootkit.zeroaccess and fixed it.
I also ran rkill.com, winsockxpfix, TCPIPfix.exe, OTL.exe.
Nothing else is found but still cannot get onto internet.
So going into services, I clicked on DHCP Client and clicked Start service. This error pops up:
" Could not start the DHCP Client service on Local Computer. Error 1075: The dependency service does no exist or has been marked for deletion"
Also tried starting TCP/IP Netbio helper and this comes up:
"Error 1075: The dependency service does no exist or has been marked for deletion"
Also tried starting ISEC Services and this comes up:
" Error 10050: A socket operation encountered a dead network"

Not sure what to do now. Any ideas?
Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi nataliew2,Something to try...Go to internet options>>click the connections tab>>under Local Area Network (LAN)settings click LAN settings button..make sure the 'use a proxy server for your LAN' is unchecked..Another possible solution..How to fix error 1075 "The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion" and access the Security Center in Window XP computer?Paulineedited to include link for possible solution

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Hi Guys

When I plug the ethernet cable into the ethernet card, my internet connection doesn't get past
"Aquiring network address" ... though to it's credit my computer keeps trying.

When I double click on the double computer icon (Local Area Connection) and then hit "Support", it tells me I have an "Invalid IP Address".

I know I have internet coming out of the cable - I'm using the cable now on our old Dell.

My computer is a vanilla - XP Pro (2002, Service Pack 3) with 2 GB Ram, 1.8 GHz processpr & 150 GB HDD.

The ethernet card is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.

How can I get my machine online?

Any suggestions would be enormously appreciated.


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Hi I have wireless broadband in my house and can recieve it on my 2 laptops but not on my pc.I contacted my provider and the said typically the problem is at my end.I uninstalled the usb device on my pc and installed a new one and still no internet.It says i have a connection but wont aquire the network address.By the way this pc was connected to the internet before

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I recently updated my pc as it stopped working.I updated with disc containing winsxp service pack 2.I updated it to service pack 3 and cant connect to internet it just says continuously acquiring network address.my pc is Dimension c521 help!!!!

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I followed your tutorial on removing the XP Antivirus 2012. When I got to the step that told me to us TDSSKiller I followed the instruction except for the final step: "To remove the infection simply click on the Continue button and TDSSKiller will attempt to clean the infection. If it does not say Cure, leave it at the default action of Skip and press the Continue button. Do not change it to Delete or Quarantine as it may delete infected files that are required for Windows to operate properly" I changed it to delete & rebooted. Now when I boot, the computer is "acquiring network address" and system restore will not restore.I hope you can help. Thank you

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and run it on the infected PC.

* Click on "Scan".
* It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
* Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

Please post the tdsskiller log too

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I had the Smart HDD virus and used your instructions at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-smart-hdd to remove it. The virus appears to be gone. However, I cannot connect to the internet, something I noticed while I was in the process of following the steps (I had to install the *.exes using a flash drive). My modem and router are working fine. I have other computers and ipad connected to the internet using this router and they work fine. The computer in question keeps saying "acquiring network" but never connects network.
Here is a copy of my FSS log:
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 16-04-2012
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 21-04-2012 at 14:21:21
Running from "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal

Internet Services:
Dhcp Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of Dhcp service is OK.
The ImagePath of Dhcp service is OK.
The ServiceDll of Dhcp service is OK.

NetBt Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of NetBt service is OK.
The ImagePath of NetBt: "system32\drivers\tsk17.tmp".
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
There is no connection to network.
Attempt to access Google IP returned error: Google IP is unreachable
Attempt to access Yahoo IP returend error: Yahoo ... Read more

A:"Aquiring network" status After SMART HDD REMOVAL



Install it and backup your registry to C:/Windows/erdnt

Now Download the registry file



Launch the registry key ,click YES when you get a pop up

restart the PC ,check your browser and post the new FSS log

good luck

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Hello, my name is brent and I have an old school desktop built up a bit.... I went out and got a NetGear wireless USB adapter and I seem to be having trouble getting it to aquire an adress. My comp will connect to wifi router but won't take an I.P. adress.

I've tried to reinstall drivers, open the network completely without any security and still same thing.. I'm good with computers but networking and connections aren't my thing, maybe some help please????

It takes a minute and gives the "network is limited or no connectivity" then I can't use anything that has to do with the internet.

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Hi guys, Im new here, i decided to post because I couldnt find a solution to my problem from just searching, this site and google.

I'll first tell you how I ended up screwing up my internet, then I will add as such information as I can. If i leave anything out plz tell me.

This all started when I was trying to set a static ip for my computer. I was follow a guide I found on the internet. Anyways, I did not succeed. I did everything the guide said to do including restarting my computer(guide said to do it). After the restart, all my settings that I changed went back to what they were before. After trying a few more times, I tried changing some setting on my router. I believe that I changed my IP network address inside my router setting to what I wanted my static IP to be. In doing so, I couldnt get into my routers settings anymore, the internet still worked(slower). After that I hit the reset button on my router to get back the factory setting. At this point i tried connecting again, it worked but my internet was very slow, dail-up slow. I went back into my router settings to put in an encryption. I used WEP 128 bit. At this point it was having trouble connecting, I had to try alot of times to get it connected. But again it was running slow. At this point I googled what setting I should have on my router to get it to work better. One person said to make sure that its running on G-only(original it was set to mixed). when I did that I couldnt connect at all. So i changed ... Read more

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My computer is having trouble connecting to the internet. I am Running XP. The LAN and Wireless Are both hung up on aquiring network adress.
When I do ipconfig I get all 0's. When I do ipconfig/renew I get "An error occured while renewing interface Local Area Connection : The RPC server is unavailable.? I also get this for wireless. Mind you that I have also connected directly to my cable modem. The Service for RPC is started. As far as I can tell everything is set to automatic and I shouldn't be having this problem unless it is also related to the quote I submitted below about DHCP error 1075. this may be a simple fix but as of now it does not seem to be. please help.
This quote also explains what I have been trying to dig into as well.
Quote from squidproject on techguy org:
I am having a major DHCP error on my girlfriend's laptop. I am primarily a Linux user so I'm kinda lost here as her machine is running XP. It's a Dell XPS M1210 which, conveniently, did not come with a recovery CD or even partition.
Anyway, a few weeks ago her wireless network device stopped working. It would look like it was connecting, but it would hang on "Acquiring network address." At first I thought maybe the device was shot, until I had the chance to test out the wired ethernet, which has the same problem.
After quite a bit of googling, I ran services.msc, and saw that DHCP is not running. When I try to start it from that menu, however, I get this message: &qu... Read more

A:Computer Hanging on Aquiring Network Adress both LAN and Wireless

Hi -
Can you tell me the model of the wireless modem and its aproximate age

Thank You -

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i have a dell inspiron laptop pc(XP service pack 2) that was infected w/ viruses. after removing them and getting the laptop back in shape (i think?) i'm unable to get internet access. i was getting a red "X" on both my wireless and LAN icons. so what i did was update the two drivers and now the "X"s are gone

when i click on Mozilla i get the "Firefox can't find the server..." on my homepage. what i notice is the on both wireless and LAN icons, i see a message that says "acquring network address".

under IPconfig both my LAN and wireless ethernet adapter have addresses set at:

i researched and read about going to services and starting DHCP Client. but when i click the start button i get this message:
"Could not start DHCP client on this computer....Error code 1705..."

i also turned off my firewall.

umm, i dont know what else to include here. so if anyone have a solution(s) i truly appreciate it. thx.

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TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

After doing this, please connect with a wired connection and post the following.

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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Hello, I'm new to the forum and a bit of a newbie I have windows xp home edition sp3 2002 dell dimension 8400 desk top. I have been getting a never ending aquiring network address cannot open fire wall error 10050

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I am using an Linksys WUSB100 ver 2 to wireless connect to a TrendNet Router WEP-652BRP. The
router is using WAP 2 encryption. Everytime I try to make my wire less connection I get
"aquiring network address" all the time. I usually fail to make a connection. What is
the possable solution to this? Could the problem be signal strength?

Thank you,

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Hey guys, I've had a little look around numerous knowledge bases without any luck in solving this problem!

Here's the situation:

I have two computers that are connected together through an ethernet cable. For the puposes of the problem I'll call them Computer Good and Computer Crap. Their specs are as follows:

Computer Crap
Win XP
256 RAM
2.6 GHz
Computer Good
Win XP
512 RAM
3.... Ghz
The main point of this network is so that Computer Good has an internet connection. The setup is that Computer Crap connects to broadband, Computer Good has a connection with Computer Crap to share the same connection. And there was once much rejoicing and happiness....

However! Unfortunately Computer Crap's motherboard leaked and had to be replaced. After a frustrating visit to a major chain computer store (that shall remain nameless) a new motherboard was purchased and installed by our semi-local techies. Everything is working fine, including Computer Crap's internet connection.

Now when the ethernet cable is inserted into Computer Crap there is no internet connection to Computer Good, although Computer Good does acknowledge there is "limited or no connectivity" and makes an admirable effort to try and "aquire a network address". There is still an internet connection for Computer Crap (from which I am attempting to type), although it seems to be slower than usual.

When I look at the network connections both connections also claim that th... Read more

A:Limited or no connectivity - error aquiring network address

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I have this problem with a computer i'm trying to fix for my dad. This computer is used at his job, and its exposed to _a lot_ of dust. (not sure if this has anything to do with it, but there's a possibility)(also, the cooling rib for what i believe is the graphic processor was badly installed, and fell off as i opened the cabinet. I have put it back on with heat-carrying paste, and i still have a normal image on the screen, so i think it works...)

A bit about the specs, as far as i can remember them:

2 GHz Intel Pentium IV
512 MB RAM
AOpen motherboard
Sound, network and screen cards are on the motherboard
Running Windows XP Home

So all and all, a decent computer. This computer did have some spyware when i started looking at it, but it should be taken care of, as i bought Norton Internet Security 2006 and ran a full scan (i did not get to upgrade the definitions, reason for that will follow).

Before i installed it, i had arranged it so that the wireless network and internet worked on the computer. When i got back the day after, to install the Norton package, i noticed a lot of spyware, and took care of it. The computer was acting really slow for its specs, but after cleaning up a bit it works better. Now here is the problem: After i installed Norton Internet Security, the internet & network stopped working! Here's what i know:

Both the connection for LAN and WLAN contains protocols for Netware and IPX (even the new WLAN card that i bought did).... Read more

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I am having a problem with an NVDIA network connection. The network is MB based 750i chipset.
After the latest batch of updates certain sites will not display certain objects. I have found the easiest test site is YouTube where the video previews are blank and the initial flash eventually pops up Connection Reset By Server. Google and other sites without this kind of information work fine. Also the Pandora Gadget does not work.

If I allow the adapter to use DHCP I have the problem, if I manually set the IP with the exact same information the connection works fine. I have pulled drivers out, updated everything, reinstalled drivers... used netsh int ip reset and netsh winsock reset. I'm not running anything except the windows firewall - that I know of.

I had this problem in Vista x64; but after going through everything eventually it started working. I originally though it was caused by VitrualBoxes Bridging adapter. I could actually get it working check the Bridging Adapter and cause it to behave exactly like this. However, unchecking it did not always fix it, it sometimes required reinstalling the drivers.

My x32 installation (this is a dual boot machine) doesn't have VirtualBox installed. I'm guessing it's something behind the scenes in the bindings; but I'm at a loss.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:NVDIA Network Problem only when using DHCP

Hi sulldawg,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Although it sounds like you did some of this, please go to and follow the instructions in: Network Posting Tips. Even those parts you already did (at least some of them), do so again using the batch file to make sure it includes everything (and it can't hurt to do it again).

When creating the IPCONFIG /ALL screenshots, please do so both with and without using DHCP so we can see how they differ when it is and isn't working (you may need to include multiple images to capture everything and please be sure to label the files so we know which ones apply to which circumstance).

Thank you and good luck!

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Ok I connect to the internet using a wireless USB. I woke up this morning and the internet showed that it was connected yet it wouldn't allow me to open the web or anything such as "msngr"
I took the wireless card out for a couple minutes and then tried. That didnt do anything but say acquiring network address.
I am not that knowledgeable when it comes to computers but these are the things that I have tried so far :

I went into properties and configure USB . . Made sure that the SSID said "Any"
I Also tried going into properties and tcp/IP internet protocol and made sure it was on obtain IP address automatically .
Hmm I tried. RUN>SERVICES> to make sure that the DHCP and TCP were started and on Automatic.
I then tried system restore :-\ (went back about 2 weeks) . . . Nothing.

when I did that it showed wireless network is now connected, yet back to ground zero. It wont let me browse. . . Its not really connected. When I look at the connection status, signal strenghth is good. Packets sent & received are good. I feel like there is just something little that. I am not getting, that is making this happen.

Lol any help would help . Thanks

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Yes I ran Combofix unassisted. Then ran winsockXPfix.  and Microsoft fixit #50199.  I have flushed dns released and tried to renew but get error RPC is unavailable.  checked in services RPC dependences are unavailable.  My laptop is a HP Pavilion ZE 4500, I use a Belkin wireless G plus notebook card for internet access.   I had ran ADW cleaner before running combo fix.
I have looked at several regedit items.
I have a jump drive to be able to transfer downloads from a win 7 laptop
Thank you for your help

A:Ran Combofix, no internet, ran winsockXPfix, stuck in aquiring network address

PS  the laptop is running XP SP3

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Hi all

The nightmare begins: I turned my computer on last night and my interweb had broken!!! It was working the day before and for a good 6 months prior with not a hiccup. I've noticed that a million and 10 people have a similar problem.

I have a professionally set up simple home network between my own computer (Dell Inspiron Windows XP SP2) and my brothers Dell laptop (Windows 7). Brothers laptop WILL still connect to the internet fine.

We run a Dynalink ADSL2 Router to an 8 port Switch and then to our computers - yes, we use cables!

I'm on my work computer at the moment.

My computer still seems to be able to talk to the modem, it will detect an IP address and Subnet mask but then when it starts to locate the DNS is just gets stuck on 'Aquiring Network Address' for 5 minutes and cuts out with 'Limited or No Connectivity'. The latter being the case.

I am getting a 169.254.x.x IP address though. My brother's is totally different, starting with 198.... My subnet mask is

I've run every antivirus and spyware scanner I have. No baddies detected.
My Detect IP are all set to automatic. Everything is ticked where it's meant to be.
I have Enabled the NetBIOS whatsit.
DHCP is enabled.
I've 'Repair'ed till I'm blue in the face.
I've tried several different ports in the switch in case one was faulty.
I've done all the shutting down and starting up in sequence.
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A:Acquiring Network Address - can't locate DNS/DHCP problem?

It could be a driver problem, so install the latest for your ethernet or do the System Restore you mentioned.

You are right to try different switch ports; best to (temporarily) use one that you know is now working. Same for the cable--make sure it is good by testing with another computer.

If you have a non-Windows firewall it could be corrupted so best to test by un-installing it and running the Removal Tool if one is provided.

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I recently set up a computer running windows xp at a new house that already has a secure charter network. I am using a wireless n-1 belkin usb adapter to connect and every time it recieves a signal, and gets to the aquiring network address stage and sits there for about a minute before telling me there is no connection. When I click on the details link off of the popup for this it tells me that the network would not assign a network address. I know that the network itself is working fine because I have this computer hooked up the same way. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?

A:Connection utility stuck on "aquiring network address"

Well, from the description, it sounds like you either don't have the correct encryption key, or MAC filtering is enabled on the router and your MAC address isn't in the table.

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I have a Dell laptop. I can't connect to the internet. I have good signal to the wireless router, but it gets stuck on acquiring the network address. Does anyone have a solution to this problem?

A:Stuck on "aquiring network address"

turn off pc
unplug router and modem
wait 2 minutes plug in modem
wait about 20 seconds
plug in router
boot up pc
post back

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We are using  a DHCP Server,for our network we musst create new DHCP,how to add new DHCP and activate the scopes for

can someone give me some tips.

Thanks a lot.

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Dear All,

Iím having some problems with my Wireless network.
Iím struggling to get my wireless devices to connect to my wireless network. The only way I can seem to do it, is by assigning them an IP address manually Ė otherwise they get given a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx number.
Ideally, I want the devises to get the IP address automatically.

Look at the diagram to see my network.

Itís not a secure network Ė I havenít given the Wireless Router any Mac Addresses. I live in a very remote area, so Iím not bothered about security until I have it all working.

The wireless Router has 4 Earthnet Ports and 1 ĎInternetí Port.

My ADSL Router has all my Internet settings
(Both are Netgear)

My question is: How do I get my Wireless devices to collect automatic IP addresses?

Hope you can help.

A:Wireless Network - DHCP - Help

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I have had a task dumped on me and am a little out of my depth.

We have a new EFM service, which is connected to a RAD Network termination Unit; in turn this is connected to a Cisco 887VAM router, which in turn is connected to a TP-Link TL-SG1024 switch.
I can connect any computer to the switch and can connect to the internet as long as I assign each one of the 5 static IP addresses I have.
How do I get it so that I can connect more computer and have them detect a generated IP address?
I gather this is to do with DHCP at the router but I don't know where to start.

Any help?


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I am running windows xp on a dell inspiron 4150 with a built in wireless card. My wireless was working fine until windows prompted me to reboot due to windows update. It stopped working after that. It is telling me that no ip address can be found and when I ipconfiged it with renew and all it still could not find it. It gave me an error message that says cannot connect to DHCP server.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you,

A:Network could not connect to DHCP server

Nothing really comes to mind, but if you're using Window's Wireless Zero Configuration maybe you need to reconfigure your wireless connection; especially if your network is protected with encryption.

I use the utilities from my wireless cards' manufacturers to connect to my WPA protectecd network and had no trouble today after the same reboot (two notebooks). Well, same reboot if you're talking about the critical update released yesterday.

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I have 3 network cards in my Windows 8.1 computer.   Each is attached to a different network.   I have assigned a static IP address to network card 1 which is on the internal LAN segment.   I want the other 2 network cards,
which are on different networks to run in promiscuous mode (IE.  No IP Assigned) so that I can sniff traffic.   There are no DHCP servers on those 2 other networks but there is one on the LAN which card #1 is plugged into.

My problem is that the 2 other network cards are getting IP addresses from the DHCP server on the card #1 network.   How is that possible?   If I disconnect card 1 from the network, the other 2 cards don't get an IP address.  
If I connect card #1 again, the other 2 cards get a DHCP assigned address.   So how to I stop network card #1 from forwarding DHCP traffic to cards #2 and #3?   Anyone know?



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Hello Everyone,

We our setting up a Training Company to assist unemployed IT people in the Silicon Valley area of California. Our group is very small and having a hard time even getting our network here started. Here is the problem: We have Windows 2003 Server Enterprise 180-day usage disc (from a book we bought to learn). We have 5 static IP addresses leased from DSL carrier. They are for example: thru with a gateway of [these are only IP numbers used for example to prevent hacking] my subnet mask is We tried and tried for 2 weeks now and still can not get the complete network to work. We need: Step1.) The server to be secure with a firewall (but willing to forgo that and add later) Step2.) the server to issue Ip addresses from a pool of thru 12 to 3 workstations running XP(we decided to make the server, subnet mask is and gateway Step3.) Have access to the internet on all workstations and the server too. All we have succeeded to do is get the dhcp to issue out addressses to the workstations and even that i think we got lucky. We think the problem is somewhere you need to tell the (maybe iprouting?) setup that the Public ip address is the and gateway, subnet info and to route to the server PRIVATE ip address
Thank you for any help. We are on very limited funds here and appreciate any help. My number is 925-984-9907 if you wish to call. We wil... Read more

A:DHCP Server using (1) Network card

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I am really suck with my network. I live in a shared house and the landlord seems to have no idea so I'm having to take control, though as you'll quickly notice I dont have much clue either.

We have a Virgin internet router downstairs, provided by thembut the wireless signal hardly passes the room, so there is a cat 5e cable through the wall, upstairs to a router that I have installed DD-WRT on, that we then intend everyone to connect to wirelessly, though some are wired.

I have put the cable from the Virgin box into the Linksys normal bit (not the one that you usually put the internet one in), but I have no idea what to do now. I've tried searching but all I can find is if I was picking up the internet wirelessly, but it its wired. A few things seem to mention DHCP though.

Any help would be amazing please. If you dont have time to write how, or point me in the right direction, then just the name of what I'm trying to do would be much appreciated, but any help would be great.

Thanks a lot,


A:Wireless DHCP network problems

one approach: multiple routers

I've written this several times, so I'll refer to a common post here.

Ask specific questions and I'll reply

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I saw something relating to rogue DHCP virus earlier in this forum however I do not believe it is what we are experiencing.

On Friday our company got hit with a redirect which appeared to be from W3.org, but spoofed. It was then stating to "update" your browser for incompatibility. It is an unknown as to whether or not (:P) anyone actually "clicked" on the update, but since then a "phantom" DHCP server comes up every so often upon various PC's at this point I know it is traveling around.

After quick diagnosis we determined that something was "creating" a DHCP server on our XP PC's. A redirection then sent the PC to a network out of Eastern Europe. This effectively was starting to swarm across the network and replacing DHCP settings.

It is a rootkit and I am using Combofix to remove it, I am aware of the dangers of using Combofix having used it for nearly 10 years now. I would rather take the risk of damaging a PC than my network. I just have not had time to review the logs and see much info. Even if I did, we all know what the answer is to that.

My question is does anyone know what this is and how to stop it? It has popped up several times since and believe it may be floating around somewhere within the network, but what to look for and if possible how to prevent the future outbreak, I am shooting from the hip currently playing whack-a-mole.

So in the end I am looking for what is this rootkit named and also looking f... Read more

A:Rogue DHCP virus in the network


Without seeing any logs it is impossible to diagnose this infection.

It sound like this is a fair sized company and I think the best option is going to be to contact you IT department/support and have them remove the infection.

We are here to assist the home users who fall fail to infection, I am afraid it is not really our place to take over from your paid/onsite IT support.

All the time these machines are networked, you will be chasing your tail trying to remove this.

Your IT department should be able to clean the network in next to no time.


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The Server went down - it is at shop for repairs. Meanwhile everyone can acecss internet fine - router is the DHCP and DNS server. However today one computer on the network is getting an APIPA address and can't ping the default gateway or any other computers on the network. Loopback ping works and device manager indicates network card is working correctly. Checked cables. Uninstalled and reinstalled network card. Rebooted several time. Anyone have any idea what to try next? All other computers on the network are accessing the internet just fine.

A:one computer on network can't get to DHCP server

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I warmly welcome

I have a problem with configuring network cards

WIFI comes nicely with DHCP pool 192.168.0 .*

I have a virtual network adapter "Microsoft Loopback Adapter"
in it I have to have a static IP address
and set it manually (IPv4)

the problem is that the WiFi card is still changing my IP address of the virtual card

how to prevent it?

I wanted to wifi card automatically collects the IP address
but did not interfere in the virtual adapter's IP

A:Wifi DHCP - the second network card on a fixed IP

I quote (from ):

Microsoft Loopback Adapter is a dummy network card, no hardware is involved. It is used as a testing tool for a virtual network environment where network access is not available. Also, you must use the Loopback adapter if there are conflicts with a network adapter or with a network adapter driver. You can bind network clients, protocols, and other network configuration items to the Loopback adapter, and you can install the network adapter driver or network adapter later while retaining the network configuration information.

Given that, there is no way your wi-fi card can "change" the IP address of your fake network adapter. If you set a static IP for ANY adapter, it WILL stay that way, regardless if one adapter is set to release and renew based on DHCP and one is not.

I even tried it myself. I installed the loopback adapter, set an IP and all that for it, released ALL DHCP'd IPs and renewed them. the static IP for the loopback adapter didn't change.

Take a look at your settings again, make sure you didn't miss something.

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here is what happen, I am using internet and tv from the service provider, so they send me a new router which handle internet traffic and TV traffic, but since it already doing so much the technician told me not to enable the wireless function, else it might crash often.

so I have two router now,
router A handles TV and Internet (PS3 and A labtop)
router B handles wired and wireless internet ( I have it MAC enable, so ppl won't be able to access my wireless network from outside)

how should I setup so PS3 can access movies from computers behind router B ?

EDIT: I tried to make them within the same subnet

router A : (DHCP 65-99)
router B : (DHCP 100-120)

when I connect router A with B by connect ethernet cable by LAN, Router A is able to ping a computer behind router A, but the computer can't ping router A.

and computers behind router B has no access to internet, but is able to log into the router B setup page.

A:Need help to link two router within one network, and two dhcp server?

Please use edit rather than create another post.

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Hello everyone,
I am working with a moderately sized network of about 75 devices. We have a device for our VOIP that supplies DHCP for the phones. Unfortunately this device is also handing out IPs to our other devices and causing them to be unable to see our other network services ( Internet filter and hosted applications ). I need to put a system in place to force our network to prioritize our other DHCP over our VOIP server. Setting a static ip address works but this is not an ideal solution.
VOIP - 10.172.0.X ( Forces all devices to have an address in this range when assigned to DHCP )
Network - 10.170.0.X

A:DHCP Issues on Moderate Sized Network

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