My computer wont stay connected to the internet. I can start the connection but it always fails. When i click help me fix this, it says that the DHCP server failed to respond to the request your system made for automatic IP address configuration. When i click repair I get the same. I have tried releasing the IP and Renewing but it fails to renew. My gateway and my DHCP address are the same and i'm not sure if that is good or bad.
When i start to connect, i can get all the way to obtaining an IP address before it fails. I can surf the internet for a period of time before it automatically shuts my wireless radio off (even though it says it is disconnected).
I have an IBM think pad R60 (which i have had nothing but problems with if I might add) running windows XP sp3. I have a belkin 54 g router.
I am lost and any help would be appreciated. Let me know if I need to get more info. Thanks
Wired connection seems fine. I'm not sure what security settings i have on but two days ago the connection worked fine again after a few updates from Microsoft. After i shut the computer down and restarted, the problem was back. The router is a belkin 54G model F5D7230-4. This connection also works on my other wireless laptop. Even after restarting both the router, modem and the computer, the same problem persists. I have also updated windows. Not sure how to update modem but as i said, it works fine with my other computer which is a lenovo thinkpad R61.
Ok, last post I said the wired connection was working fine. Today, it is not. Not sure if this is another one of those games my computer likes to play where certain features like to work one time and not the next but the I cant get the wired connection to work this time.
Verify that on both the router and the problem system.
As for this, im not sure what exactly what I am supposed to be looking for or where to find it.
Here are the results from the ipconfig
First one is from when I can surf the internet but yet the computer says i'm not connected.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
it seems to surf normally but...
When i try to connect to my router, the little access connections box comes up and starts its thing. Once it applies my wireless settings and turns on my wireless radio, i can surf the internet for a period of time. It gets to the point where it says waiting for IP configuration and it tries for a while only to fail to connect. then after about 2 minutes, it (as in i have no idea what IT is) shuts off my wireless radio.
when I click help me fix this it tells me that --- the dhcp server on this network failed to respond to the request your system made for automatic IP address configuration. to force another request click repair. if the problem persists, contact your network administrator. ---
If i click repair, I get the same message. I have also found a loop hole in the past few minutes but would still like to get it fixed. First i found that all i had to do was turn on my wireless radio using my think vantage access connections and i could surf for a few minutes and everything was fine until IT shuts my wireless radio back off. It is annoying to have to turn it on every two minutes.
The next discovery was that i could shut off the master switch for my wireless radio located on the front of my laptop. I could then turn it back on and the wireless radio would pick up my router but not try to connect. I can then surf all i want and it doesn't shut it off. My access connections still tells me I am disconnected from my router but i can still surf the internet, download and anything else i would normally do.
I really have no idea what is going on and I am almost positive that i have not messed with any settings (could have be accident maybe). My computer used to do this once in a great while before and i could just restart the computer and it would work normally. Now a restart does nothing for this problem. I am not even sure this is exactly the same issue because before, i recall some other things missing that do not seem to be now.
another thing i forgot to mention in the begining that may help. I am running a pc tools spyware doctor with av and a pc tools firewall. I have not changed any of these settings and have been running it for some time now without problems. Just thought i should mention it.