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Acer Travelmate running Windows 7 Home having a DHCP issue

Window 7 Home running on Acer Travelmate unable to get an IP from DHCP router.
Other machines running Vista, XP dont have an issue of getting an IP from DHCP.

I have disabled the IPV6.
On displaying ipconfig /all  dont see any IP .

Managed to use once only a static IP using the wireless connection.
After changing it back to  DHCP unable to get any IP any more.

The active connection always goes to Unidentified Public network.
I am not able to change it to the Home Network.

I have removed the adapter and restarted machine but with out success.

Macfee is running on the system which I think is causing the headaches.



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Deleting the wireless connection profile and recreating it.

Control panel/ networkand sharing Center/ manage wireless networks.

from there high light your network and delete it then recreate it with the proper setup.
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Yes, done that but it cannot work.
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>>Do you have any mac address auth on the wireless router or any other security?>>
No mac address auth on wireless router.


>>Have you tried to reboot the wireless router( on occation I have had to reboot them in order to get the router to accept wirless connections).>>
I have not rebooted router.

On one occasion I manage to set static IP on the laptop and it worked fine.

Yes wireless is enabled.
A x sign on the network sharing Centre is between the Unidentified Network and Internet.  

I cannot select the Home Network is there an issue with Win7 Home ?

For my wireless adapter at times I get the 169.254.x.x address  and some time its just nothing.


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I have run the fix it.
Also downloaded new driver for the wireless card by using the Ethernet pot.


Now I can connect to my wireless router with a static ip and connected to Home network.
However, when  i set the adapter for ip from  DHCP. Not able to get the IP from the router.

Some thing is still not right.

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Thank you guys for the pointers.
The correct solution is...

Found out the problem was not with Acer but rather the setting of the broadband 2 wire routing. The 2 Wire router which supports 802.11b/g. The router was set for a full range of DHCP address from 1 to 254.

The scope of the DHCP address has been defined from x.x.x.100 to x.x.x.200.
That solved the problem. Now the new acer Travelmate 8732 which has a Broadcom Wireless card is 802.11n  can now get the correct IP address from the broadband router.

Strangely about 10 other older laptops with 802.11b/g worked fine before and there was no issues of allocation of DHCP IPs till the 802.11n came into the scene.