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Limited or no Connectivy

By jobasile ·
Limited or no Connectivity happens now every time I try to connect to an open wifi spot. I can connect through my router at home.

I used to delete all wireless connections and reboot to fix this, but it no longer works and says cannot renew IP address or says "the network did not assign a network address to the computer."

I have gone to DOS and renewed IP, I have reset netsh interface IP, I have restored hard drive back to when it works, I have reset Internet Explorer back to install, and I have manually entered an IP address. Nothing works.

I listed the IP config, and the only difference in my home router connection and an open wifi is that DHCP is OFF for open wifi, and of course the IP address is different. The open wifi address last viewed was 169.254.38.32.

Please HELP. Thanks

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Reload

by unhappyuser In reply to Limited or no Connectivy

It may be a driver issue. Go into Device Manager and delete the wireless nic/card and reinstall. Be sure that you have the drivers/software for it!

EMD

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Limited or no Connectivity

by jobasile In reply to Reload

I have checked, and it is not the wireless card, which works flawlessly with home network. Microsoft says it is the DHCP off setting and to contact the administrator.

BECAUSE THIS IS OPEN WI-FI, THERE IS NO CHANCE OF CONTACTING THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR INFORMATION. THESE ARE OPEN WI-FI SPOTS THAT I HAVE BEEN USING FOR YEARS WHEN AWAY FROM HOME THAT NOW SAY LIMITED CONNECTIVITY. THIS ALSO IS HAPPENING TO MY FRIENDS' COMPUTERS, WHICH I REGULARLY HELP WITH. SO THERE IS SOMETHING HAPPENING TO THE WIRELESS SETTINGS ON THE COMPUTER WHEN SWITCHING TO DIFFERENT WIFI SPOTS THAT I CANNOT FIGURE OUT. IN OTHER WORDS, THE PROBLEM OCCURS WHEN GOING FROM ONE WIFI SPOT, SUCH AS MY HOME, TO ANOTHER (OPEN UNSECURED) WIFI SPOT. AGAIN, IT ALSO HAPPENS WITH FRIENDS' COMPUTERS WHEN CHANGING TO DIFFERENT WIFI SPOTS.

I will be forever grateful if someone could tell me what is going wrong. THANKS

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by IC-IT In reply to Limited or no Connectivit ...

Open the connection properties and on the TCP/IP, set it to obtain an address automatically.
You may then need to open a cmd prompt and do an ipconfig /release then an ipconfig /renew.

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Limited or no Connectivity TCP/IP

by jobasile In reply to You have the answer

Thank you so much for your reply. I have tried this several times. The TCP/IP settings are on automatic.

Any other ideas? Thanks again

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If you are

by IC-IT In reply to Limited or no Connectivit ...

moving between wireless spots, you could set a connection for each one. You do need to disconnect and reconnect to the new location.
Or you could do a repair on the connection. That in effect does the release and renew action.
Unless the wireless spots were setup for roaming, each router is specific to it's coverage area.

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