2000 Machine won't get IP from DHCP server
Posted on 2006-05-01
I have a client who I set up a wireless network for. Everything was working fine, and I get a call one day that it's not working.
Background info: 3 wireless PCs, one wired. 3 are 2000 and one is XP. The XP one is wireless and I just use Windows WZC with it since it's easier.
I checked out the one wireless machine, for some reason the adapter's software wasn't seeing that it was installed and active (though in Device Manager it was). I didn't have time to troubleshoot, so I removed the card and installed a wireless USB adapter.
I did the same on the other machine. I also changed the WEP key on the router while I was resetting everything, and I made sure all the wireless machines had this new WEP key, typed exactly as it was on the router.
Two of the three wireless PCs are fine, working great. This one is being a real pain. I used the configuration software (Netgear) to connect to the network and apply the WEP key and it would connect to the network and show me its signal strength and throughput but it would receive an autoconfiguration IP address.
So I pulled out the PCI adapter and put in a USB adapter, same problem. So that more than likely rules out a hardware issue.
Since it seemed like it was connecting to the router I tried specifying a static IP - nope.
I had this happen to me before and I can't remember what I did to solve it.
Any ideas? Hopefully I can get it fixed tomorrow or Wednesday.