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Network IP problem

By lentay ·
I have a Netgear DG834G network which works fine on wireless & cable. However in one room the wireless has a poor or non existent signal so I have installed a Linksys Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter. Whichever computer I try to get on the network with (all are running on Windows XP professional) using the adapter on either wireless or cable finds the network but the network will not allocate an IP address to allow connection to the internet. Any ideas?

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Good Connections

by NormH3 In reply to Network IP problem

I am not familiar with this product but it is possible that you have some suspect connections in the AC wiring in your building. Just for grins, I would configure a static IP address on your computer and see if you get proper connectivity.

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Does it work if you assign a static address?

by robo_dev In reply to Network IP problem

Many wireless/powerline adaptors do not play well with DHCP, so if you assign a static address, it will work.

There have been some forum discussions that the powerline adaptors sometimes take as long as two minutes to get a DHCP lease.

I would repeatedly try the 'ipconfig /release all' and 'ipconfig /renew' commands over and over for three minutes to confirm this.

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