another 'did not assign network address' problem

  rickyrickett 14:41 25 Dec 2006
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i have recently bought aol wireless, using a netgear dg834g wireless router and netgear usb adaptor. have created a network no problem and receive excellent signal, and connecting using an ethernet cable works fine. however, when i try to connect wirelessly i get the msg 'the network did not assign a network address to the computer'.

I have looked at numerous responses to the same problem over the net and have had no luck with things i have tried so far. i have done and redone ipconfig /release and renew, winsockfix and have also tried using a static ip, although i do not really know much about this so am not totally confident im doin it right.

when i do ipconfig /renew i get the msg

'an error occured while renewing interface wireless network connection 7. unable to contact yuor dhcp server. request has timed out.'

i am using win xp home and my network has a wep encryption, no firewall. this is the only computer on the network .

when i run ipconfig /all this is what i get

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :
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 RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-3F-CE-A4-E2
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 25 December 2006 14:16:48
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 26 December 2006 14:16:48

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB
2.0 Adapter #5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-13-F0-55
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.166.195
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

from what iv read i know that the ip address needs changing from the 169.254.... format but so far i have failed to do this.

please can sum1 help me out its doin my nut in!!! any other questions re my setup pls ask.

  mgmcc 22:32 25 Dec 2006

Have you actually "Connected" to the wireless network? In other words, have you run the wireless adapter's software, scanned for "Available Wireless Networks", found and highlighted the one that matches your router's SSID (network name) and selected the option to "Connect" to it? You should be prompted to enter any WEP or WPA encryption key and, once "Connected", the wireless adapter should get its IP address by DHCP from the router and you should have network and internet access.

There is a difference between the Wireless Network Adapter and Router communicating with a good signal and "Connecting" (as in "logging in") to your Wireless network.

  rickyrickett 11:01 26 Dec 2006

yes i am connected, when i put my wireless adaptor in it automatically connects to the network, and when i put my cursor over the icon it confirms that i am 'connected' to my network.

my connection status dialog box says 'acquiring network address' and then i get the error msg.

thanks for your response.

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