Can't get an IP from ADSL Router that assigns DHCP
Posted on 2004-04-20
I have an issue that is bugging me. I have 3 PCs and a Laptop on a home network connected to a Netgear ADSL Router to the Internet.
2 PCs and Laptop get IP from Router fine but one does not!
All are TCP/IP set to Auto.
This problem occurred a week ago and I could not fix it. I rebuilt system (WinXP PRO). Everything was then fixed.
On Sunday I took a Image of complete drive as backup, as all was working great.
On Monday we had a power failure. All PCs rebooted + Router. All got their IPs except one.
I have tried all the Ipconfig / release / renew but Error keeps saying Cannot renew IP.
It then sets IP to Auto Private Address 169.254........
If I set IP manually to 192.168.0.100 then other PCs can Ping it, but it can't ping the others on the same workgroup.
I thought it may be a faulty NIC card, so deinstalled, replaced & Rebooted. Still no Joy.
I therefore decided to Rebuild Drive from Image taken on Sunday. This was successful but I STILL can't get IP assigned.
I therefore suspect that there is something external to PC that is busted.
The only thing I can think of is that THIS PC is connected to a Hub on it's own and from there to another Hub (all other PCs connected to 2nd Hub) and from there to ADSL Router. Perhaps the Hub is faulty.
The fact that exactly the same problem has re-occurred since rebuild is most puzzling, since post rebuild it all worked fine. I did note that during rebuild XP hung at 34 minutes. It worked fine though when I took out the NIC Card, installing the NIC post rebuild.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.