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Unable to get ip address when logging on to wireless network

I have a problem obtaining ip address via wireless on my laptop.
My pocket PC works on same wifi so I think the problem is the laptop.
Firewall is off. Same problem is present with 2 seperate usb wirelss dongles.
Any ideas
From msconfig network diagnostics
[00000011] Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (PASSED)
 Caption = [00000011] Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 
 DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc 
 Description = Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 
 DHCPEnabled = TRUE 
 DHCPLeaseExpires = 03:14:07 19/01/2038 
 DHCPLeaseObtained = 18:45:57 05/11/2008 
 DHCPServer = 255.255.255.255(Invalid IP Address) 
 DNSEnabledForWINSResolution = FALSE 
 DNSHostName = Padz_Laptop 
 DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled = FALSE 
 FullDNSRegistrationEnabled = TRUE 
 Index = 11 
 IPAddress = 169.254.39.155 (PASSED)
Pinging 169.254.39.155 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 169.254.39.155: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 169.254.39.155: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 169.254.39.155: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 169.254.39.155: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Ping statistics for 169.254.39.155:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
 IPConnectionMetric = 25 
 IPEnabled = TRUE 
 IPFilterSecurityEnabled = FALSE 
 IPSubnet = 255.255.0.0 
 IPXEnabled = FALSE 
 MACAddress = 00:18:DE:4C:59:83 
 ServiceName = NETw3x32 
 SettingID = {5DE6D641-78E9-467D-85D9-18D0BF017390} 
 TcpipNetbiosOptions = 0 
 WINSEnableLMHostsLookup = TRUE 
 
		And from network conneection details
Physical Address: 00-18-DE-4C-59-83
IP Address: 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask: 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway: 
DNS Servers: 80.58.61.250, 80.58.61.254
WINS Server:

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loknaCommented:
Known issue with some intel wireless modules. To establish proper commnication with som access points you need to change som driver settings.

Open  Wireless connection properties
Click Configure
Select the Advanced tab
Find the Wireless mode property, and set the value to match the network standard provided by your access point.
If you need access to other access points using other standards, experiment with this value but avoid the default 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g setting.
It might also be necessary to change the value of the Mixed mode protection property.
If you have an N-mode and/or 802.11h property, set them to disabled as well.

The problem is caused by different vendors using different draft standards.

Upgrading the firmware of your access point might also solve the problem.
 
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ConachairAuthor Commented:
Tried different wireless mode properties but still no ip. Forgot to mention that I can´t connect via my mobile anymore either and I´ve just tried plugging into a  LAN in internet cafe and the same problem arises.
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loknaCommented:

The internet cafe problem is most likely caused by what seems like hardcoded DNS server addresses on your computer. You should change this back to the default Obtain DNS server address automatically.
 
If your mobile cant connect either the wireless access point is probably the culprit. Have you tried rebooting it?
 
It might also be worth testing a wired connection directly to the modem/router from your ISP.
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ConachairAuthor Commented:
I've checked the dns setings and both "obtain an ip address automatically" and "obtain DNS server address automatically" are checked on all "LAN or high speed internet" connections. Just to clarify the mobile phone status, I can get online directly on the phone or with a pocket pc with the phone via bluetooth but not using the pc. I am on the move at the moment using free wifi hotspots so am unable to reset any of those. Thanks


Logged when trying to connect to internet using lan in internet cafe. 
Network Adapters
	
	
FAILED
- [00000001] Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (FAILED)
  Caption = [00000001] Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
  DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
- DefaultIPGateway = 192.168.1.1(Same Subnet) (FAILED)
Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)
  Description = Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport
  DHCPEnabled = TRUE
  DHCPLeaseExpires = 11:36:22 11/11/2008
  DHCPLeaseObtained = 11:36:22 08/11/2008
- DHCPServer = 192.168.1.1 (FAILED)
Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)
  DNSEnabledForWINSResolution = FALSE
  DNSHostName = Padz_Laptop
- DNSServerSearchOrder = 192.168.1.1 (FAILED)
Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)
  DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled = FALSE
  FullDNSRegistrationEnabled = TRUE
  GatewayCostMetric = 20
  Index = 1
+ IPAddress = 192.168.1.13 (PASSED)
Pinging 192.168.1.13 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.13: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.1.13: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.1.13: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.1.13: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.13:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
  IPConnectionMetric = 20
  IPEnabled = TRUE
  IPFilterSecurityEnabled = FALSE
  IPSubnet = 255.255.255.0
  IPXEnabled = FALSE
  MACAddress = 00:A0:D1:63:6E:79
  ServiceName = E100B
  SettingID = {831384BA-C2F7-4398-8F1F-8FAD286F065B}
  TcpipNetbiosOptions = 0
  WINSEnableLMHostsLookup = TRUE
+ [00000011] Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  Caption = [00000011] Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
  Description = Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport
  DHCPEnabled = TRUE
  DHCPLeaseExpires = 22:47:19 06/11/2008
  DHCPLeaseObtained = 21:47:19 06/11/2008
  DNSEnabledForWINSResolution = FALSE
  DNSHostName = Padz_Laptop
  DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled = FALSE
  FullDNSRegistrationEnabled = TRUE
  Index = 11
  IPConnectionMetric = 1
  IPEnabled = TRUE
  IPFilterSecurityEnabled = FALSE
  IPXEnabled = FALSE
  MACAddress = 00:18:DE:4C:59:83
  ServiceName = NETw3x32

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loknaCommented:
What antivirus/firewall do you use?
Some firewall/antivrus packages have a tendency to suddenly block the network adapters. Try disabling the firewall and see if that helps.
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ConachairAuthor Commented:
Both avg and windows firewalls are turned off.
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loknaCommented:
Try removing avg completely to check if it has somehow blocked connections.
Make sure you have the necessary files and license keys to reinstall
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ConachairAuthor Commented:
At last! Thanks very much. I was begining to depair.
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