Wireless Network Problem

  PTB007 11:43 01 Jul 2007

Dear All, I come unstuck with this and despite looking through the forum have been unable to resolve.
Basically my daughters laptop refuces to get an IP address from the DHCP server, it always times out.
This was working until she tried to set up a wireless network.
Unless somebody can suggest something I'll rebuild it.
Thanks in advance for any assistance provided.

  Madpad_001 13:13 01 Jul 2007


DO you have a firewall?? If disable it and see if the laptops will connect. Then re enable firewall.

Have you tried giving each laptop it's own IP address that is within the range of your router?

What encryption are you using? it might be a case that you are imputing the key each time.

Hope this helps.

  ambra4 14:29 01 Jul 2007

Look at the site

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  ambra4 22:50 01 Jul 2007

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  ambra4 00:20 02 Jul 2007

Sorry wrong thread should be on helpdesk

  ambra4 00:53 02 Jul 2007


Is laptop wireless or hard wire

try this

Check the setup on the network adapter and browser setting

Click “Start”, “Settings” Network Connection

2. Double-click on the “Network Connection

3. Right-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your
network adapter

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

4. In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window

Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” all boxes should be ticked

Click the “Properties” button

5. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

6 Obtain DNS server address automatically”

7 Click “OK”.

Your network adapter is now configured for use with the Router.

In most cases, you will not need to make any changes to your web
browser settings.

But if you were using dialup before check your browser setting.

Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher

1. Start your web browser. Select “Tools” then “Internet Options”.

2. In the “Internet Options” screen, there are three selections:
“Never dial a connection”

“Dial whenever a network connection is not present”

“Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection,

Select “Never dial a connection”

If you cannot make a selection,

Go to the next step.

Under the “Internet Options” screen,

Click on “Connections” select “LAN Settings…”.

Make sure there are no check marks next to any of the displayed options:

“Automatically detect settings”
“Use automatic configuration script”
“Use a proxy server”.

5 Click OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page

  PTB007 12:45 02 Jul 2007

Thanks all for the help, I'll give the suggesstions a try later this week and update the post.

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