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By phunter ·
I am the tech coordinator for my school building and I have a laptop that I take home each night. I unhook the laptop from the network cable each night, but when I come in the morning (some mornings later than others) I cannot get onto the network/server.
However, if I shut down and boot back up after a couple of hours, I can get on. Is this because there are too many people on the network?? Is there anyway to correct this?
THanks in advance
Pete Hunter

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by johntech In reply to Logging onto the network

Are you using DHCP to allocate IP addresses ?
If so try ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew at a dos prompt.

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by LordInfidel In reply to Logging onto the network

To expound on poster#1's

If you are using DHCP, and there are no address' left in the dhcp pool. Then you will not be assigned a address until someone eventually realeases an address and yours requests an address.

OR

When you say network you really mean just the server that has all of your files. In which case, you may have an IP address, (ping another IP from yours to verify it)

If that is the case then the server is out of CAL's which means you will not be able to access the server until someone disconnects.

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