When I use dynamic IP with my Dell, can not get IP address
Posted on 2006-05-06
We have a rather large workgroup network (260 + users - don't ask!) with 2 Instagate routers one of which handles DHCP. Recently I have had 2 Dells that will not get a dynamically assigned IP. One is on an XP Pro laptop that needs it set for dynamic, the other is a clean install of XP Pro on a desktop. Set to dynamic they get 169 range (APIPA) addresses. Set to static addresses they connect no problem. Is this an issue with Dell drivers for the NIC or something more sinister? :) Our addresses are in the 10.XXX range with a 16 bit mask.