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Dell Win XP Laptop acnnot take IP Address

By becnil ·
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows XP, which was working fine with the Wireless Internet through the Trendnet Router. Recently I purchased a new Dell Laptop with Windows 7 and connected that to this Wireless Router as well. For the first few days, both the laptops worked fine, but a week back, the old one (Windows XP) did not connect to internet any more. The connection status shows "connected", but cannot surf the net. I contacted Trendnet and after a check, they said there is no IP address in my laptop. When we tried ipconfig in the cmd prompt, nothing showed. Even when manually entered, the TCP/IP values were not getting changed.

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You will need to assign it in the router

by seanferd In reply to Dell Win XP Laptop acnnot ...

Either DHCP must be on at both the laptop and router, or the IP must be statically assigned in both.

If you have MAC address filtering on the router, ensure the XP system's MAC is allowed. If wireless security is enabled, ensure the laptop is logged in using the SSID.

Did you try ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew?

It is a possibility the NIC is failing.

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I am not sure !!

by becnil In reply to You will need to assign i ...

Thanks for your reply..

If you have MAC address filtering on the router, ensure the XP system's MAC is allowed. If wireless security is enabled, ensure the laptop is logged in using the SSID......I am not sure how to do this..can you please explain (I am sorry I don't know the terms too well)

Did you try ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew?....I just tried ipconfig and saw that nothing was showing up

Please explain..

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by mamies In reply to I am not sure !!

Go to Start and then Run, then type the command ipconfig /renew.

This will then ask your XP machine to look for an IP address.

You would have had to know if your wireless access point has mac filtering or a broadcast name to connect the Windows 7 machine to it.

Have you also tried restarting your wireless access point. You should pull the power then count to 20 (around 20 seconds) and then feed the power back into it. Wait 5 mins and then try the internet.

Thanks,

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Thanks

by becnil In reply to go to

Thank you..I will try both the things.

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