Because the hub wont send details, I had to set up network address manually. Ive just configured the hub and its dhcp enabled and set up correct, but still when i try it acquires network address unless i set it up manually?
I suspect the problem lies with the PC rather than the router. Go into Services ("Start > Run", type SERVICES.MSC and click OK), scroll down to the DHCP Client entry and double-click it to open its Properties sheet. Check that the service is "Started" and that its Startup Type is "Automatic".
>>> Also is their any underlining problem as Ive >>> got no lease etc because I filled in the >>> fields, so not obtaining from router???
There will be no lease time if the addresses haven't been allocated by DHCP.
Thanks mgmcc, that did the trick. I was starting to have problems too. For some reason, it worked fine for about a week (assigning myself the address)but for the past couple of days, I lose connection in the evening and need to reset the router to rectify the problem.
However, with your help the problem is now soeted...thanks.
PS before I tick this as solved, I have another question you might be able to help me with :)
When I go to run > cmd > ipconfig/all...it says I have a lease but the time of the lease is only one day whereas before the lease was a lot longer? Is this OK or is there a way to get a longer lease???
The router's DHCP server will normally renew the lease long before it reaches its expiry time, so you shouldn't need to concern yourself with that. It's a process that runs automatically in the background.