Cant get a ip from DHCP server

By hesam_6 ·
hi, i have a labtop and a wireless router i cant get a ip from the router. DHCP is enabled on the router i still dont seem to be getting a ip from it . but when i assign a ip manually it works just fine . Any ideals how to get the ip from DHCP ?? help please

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by huoml In reply to Cant get a ip from DHCP s ...

Do you see your router in the list?
Do you have range defined for DHCP server (on router) to hand out to requesting clients?
If you are using any security (WEP,WPA etc), TEMPORARILY remove all security on router and see if you can connect?
Assuming you are running windows, do you have 'DHCP Client' service running on your laptop?


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by hesam_6 In reply to IP via DHCP

Yes i do have a range defined fro DHCP on my router.Thanks for the guidance mate it did actually make it work again :) . Now getting a ip from DHCP server . Cheers

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Winsock hosed

by Churdoo In reply to Cant get a ip from DHCP s ...

I've seen these symptoms, usually caused by malware, or abrupt malware removal, hosing your Winsock.

I'm assuming your wireless is not the issue as you stated you can assign static IP/settings and works fine.

I'm also assuming that other workstations are gaining DHCP from the same router, meaning that DHCP server is not the issue.

That being said,
Open Regedit and navigate to:


Find the WINSOCK and WINSOCK2 keys and delete them. Yes, delete them, and restart the computer.

When the computer restarts, go to Control Panel / Network Connections, and go to the Properties of your Local Area Connection. Select the Install... button, then Protocol, then Add...
In Select Network Protocol, select Have Disk...
In Install from Disk, Copy manufacturers files from, enter "c:\windows\inf" and click OK.
In Select Network Protocol, Select Microsoft in the left pane, and "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" in the right pane, and OK

OK/CLOSE your way out of everything and restart the computer one more time.

Once the computer restarts, test.

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