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DHCP events in eventviewer

By rekruyt ·
In my event viewer I see every six minutes the following event (ID 1007)

DHCP failed to obtain a lease for the card with network address 005004945226. On multi-homed machine all subsequent adapters will also fail to obtain lease. The following error occurred :
The semaphore timeout period has expired.


I have a dell notebook which is docked when I'm in the office and undocked at home.
The docking station has it's own ethernet card and I have a PCMCIA ethernet card in the notebook.Both Ethernet cards are set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server automically.
When the notebook is docked only the ethernet card of the docking station is getting it's IP address but the PCMCIA card also tries to get an IP address which is not possible because it's not connected to the network.

I tried to create an extra (undocked) profile and remove the PCMCIA adapter from the docked profile but when I restart (docked) windows NT finds the PCMCIA card again and wants to install the drivers for it.
How can I solve this.

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by curlergirl In reply to DHCP events in eventviewe ...

I can offer two options: 1) remove the PCMCIA card from its slot when you dock the laptop; or 2) if you don't seem to be actually having any TCP/IP communication problems, ignore the error messages in the event log. Hope this helps!

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by dapowers In reply to DHCP events in eventviewe ...

When you create the undocked profile, disable the nic don't remove it. go into Control Panel-> System-> device manager. Click on the device you want to disable and choose properties. There should be a check box at the bottom to disable this device for the current profile. (you must be booted under that profile) Then reboot.

Hope this helps....

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by rekruyt In reply to DHCP events in eventviewe ...

That's what I'm looking for, but as you should know there's no device manager in System when you are running NT (only in Win9x)
So I need the location where I can disable the PCMCIA card under the docked profile

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by ssmith In reply to DHCP events in eventviewe ...

I believe in NT you want to go to the following location - right click "My Computer">Properties>Hardware Profile>Properties. You should see the disable profile box here.

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by rekruyt In reply to DHCP events in eventviewe ...

No it isn't there

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by dlw6 In reply to DHCP events in eventviewe ...

In your control panel, go to the System applet and look for the Hardware tab. That should take you to Hardware Profiles.

Don

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