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Irv Siegel
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Wireless Network IP add.
      #127630 - 09/24/06 07:36 AM

I just set up a wireless network in my apartment in Jacksonville. I have
Comcast cable internet service. Sometimes I lose connectivity with the
internet, and "Repair" is unable to renew my IP address. When I type
"ipconfig" at the Command Prompt (what I used to call DOS), I see an address
that begins with 169 instead of 192. Usually I can regain connectivity by
shutting down and restarting. Anyone have any idea how I can avoid this
interruption and keep or restore the correct IP address? Thanks in advance!

Irv


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Ed Williams [PHOG]
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Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #127633 - 09/24/06 07:50 AM

Try "ipconfig /release" followed by "ipconfig /renew" at the command prompt
(without the quotes).

The 169.254.xxx.xxx ip is what windows configures if it can't find any
networks to attach to. 192.168.xxx.xxx is the address your wireless router
will/should assign.

Occasionally one might need to power cycle the router if its connection
upstream is totally Fubar.

Ed


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Irv Siegel
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Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Ed Williams [PHOG]]
      #127638 - 09/24/06 08:42 AM

Ed,

Thanks! I'll try that next time it happens. Hmmmm, I wonder why the
repair function doesn't perform the equivalent of renew and release?

Irv


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Steve Cok
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Re: Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #127640 - 09/24/06 10:00 AM

You can get the same capability by going <Start> <Run> type "winipcfg" (no quotes), [enter]. There will a pull down menu to choose the appropriate network adapter and buttons to release and renew, plus the <More Info> button will give you some additional information.

While it is probably not related to your situation, I have discovered that on my old notebook computer (PIII Win98) I will occasionally have to disable the ethernet network adapter to allow the wireless card to work properly. I think that the machine is trying to access the web via the network card even when it isn't plugged in to anything, and refuses to try to connect via the wireless card. I have to 'right click' <My Computer>, choose <Properties>, <Device Manager>, expand <Network Adapters>, highlight the appropriate ethernet network adapter, click <Properties>, then <Disable in this hardware profile>. Newer machines probably don't have this same problem, but thought I'd mention it anyway (sympathy anyone?). <g>


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Ed Williams [PHOG]
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Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #127645 - 09/24/06 11:18 AM

Maybe it does...

Ed


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Irv Siegel
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Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Steve Cok]
      #127670 - 09/24/06 04:34 PM

Steve,

Thanks a lot, I'll try that. I've been having trouble connecting to the
internet, even when I connect to my new router with an ethernet cable instead
of the wireless card. By the way, I found a screen with a box that was
unchecked that said "Enable TCP/IP filtering" or something like that. I
checked the box. I don't know if that helped or hurt or did nothing at all.
Any ideas?

Irv


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Steve Cok
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Re: Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #127671 - 09/24/06 05:46 PM

Quote:

Any ideas?




<BG>
I think you've seen the extent of my expertise (sic) in this area. "Black art" is much too polite a description for truly *understanding* (shudder) computer networks.


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Mase Taylor
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Re: Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Irv Siegel]
      #127677 - 09/24/06 07:33 PM

One suggestion: make sure the box "Enable 802.1x authentication" is NOT checked, in the Properties of the wifi connection.

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Irv Siegel
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Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Steve Cok]
      #127679 - 09/24/06 08:31 PM

Steve,

I got a message saying that Windows could not find "winipcfg."

Irv


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Irv Siegel
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Wireless Network IP add. [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #127680 - 09/24/06 08:33 PM

Mase,

After spending over two hours on the telephone with three gentlemen from
India, the last one told me that the router was defective and that I should
return it.

Irv


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