Windows 7 connects to incorrect Wireless network
Posted on 2013-02-01
I recently relocated a domain and workstations to a site that has an AT&T DSL router serving as a DHCP server. The location originally had a laptop connected wirelessly to the DSL in the "Home Network" which is an open network. Ever since I had to restart the router, the laptop will not connect the internet. all the domain computers are wired and have no such problem. The laptop shows that it is connected to "Home Network", but it will not obtain an IP# and manually setting one does not solve the issue. Under the command "ipconfig", the laptop shows DNS specific suffix as "homeoffice", which is the name of the domain, and the IP info shows the gateway as the IP for the domain router ( which is not physically present here nor operational). Clearly, the laptop is trying to connecting using IP info from the domain, even though it is set as a member of a workgroup. Is there a way to stop all this?