Not getting any DHCP



David Pennington
07-10-2005, 02:52 AM
Hi there.

I have an problem on one PC we have here. It has a Belkin wireless PCI
card and has always talked quite happily to the wireless router
(3Com). Suddenly, last week it stopped. On doing an IPCONFIG it seems
that the connection is getting a spurious IP address with no gateway.
After checking the network security and that the key was in correctly,
it still persisted. We then decided that as the PC was close to the
router, we could hard wire it so plugged in a cable (the only one
connected as everything else is wireless). I sort of assumed that the
wired connection would solve the problem but we get the same problem
opn that connection as well.

We can't get a ping from the router either. At one point, the wireless
did get an IP address but it didn't last long enough to try anything -
Ipconfig reported it on a single occasion and the router had it as a
DHCP client..

We would be grateful for any pointers that anyone can give us.

David

Doug Sherman [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:52 AM
Sounds like a TCP/IP or winsock issue on the problem PC. Try:

1. Scan for spyware

2. netsh winsock reset catalog [enter]

3. winsock fix - http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

Doug Sherman
MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

"David Pennington" <david@totallyobjects.com> wrote in message
news:0fbh81dt0vgu9so5h8f1dg8pfjsb4ualpm@4ax.com...
> Hi there.
>
> I have an problem on one PC we have here. It has a Belkin wireless PCI
> card and has always talked quite happily to the wireless router
> (3Com). Suddenly, last week it stopped. On doing an IPCONFIG it seems
> that the connection is getting a spurious IP address with no gateway.
> After checking the network security and that the key was in correctly,
> it still persisted. We then decided that as the PC was close to the
> router, we could hard wire it so plugged in a cable (the only one
> connected as everything else is wireless). I sort of assumed that the
> wired connection would solve the problem but we get the same problem
> opn that connection as well.
>
> We can't get a ping from the router either. At one point, the wireless
> did get an IP address but it didn't last long enough to try anything -
> Ipconfig reported it on a single occasion and the router had it as a
> DHCP client..
>
> We would be grateful for any pointers that anyone can give us.
>
> David

David Pennington
07-10-2005, 02:52 AM
On Mon, 16 May 2005 12:12:50 -0400, "Doug Sherman [MVP]"
<dsherman@nospamtampabay.rr.com> wrote:

>Sounds like a TCP/IP or winsock issue on the problem PC. Try:
>
>1. Scan for spyware
>
>2. netsh winsock reset catalog [enter]
>
>3. winsock fix - http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
>
>Doug Sherman
>MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
>
>"David Pennington" <david@totallyobjects.com> wrote in message
>news:0fbh81dt0vgu9so5h8f1dg8pfjsb4ualpm@4ax.com...
>> Hi there.
>>
>> I have an problem on one PC we have here. It has a Belkin wireless PCI
>> card and has always talked quite happily to the wireless router
>> (3Com). Suddenly, last week it stopped. On doing an IPCONFIG it seems
>> that the connection is getting a spurious IP address with no gateway.
>> After checking the network security and that the key was in correctly,
>> it still persisted. We then decided that as the PC was close to the
>> router, we could hard wire it so plugged in a cable (the only one
>> connected as everything else is wireless). I sort of assumed that the
>> wired connection would solve the problem but we get the same problem
>> opn that connection as well.
>>
>> We can't get a ping from the router either. At one point, the wireless
>> did get an IP address but it didn't last long enough to try anything -
>> Ipconfig reported it on a single occasion and the router had it as a
>> DHCP client..
>>
>> We would be grateful for any pointers that anyone can give us.
>>
>> David
>
Thanks I will give those a try. I must say that makes sense. I will
let you know.

David Pennington
07-10-2005, 02:52 AM
On Mon, 16 May 2005 12:12:50 -0400, "Doug Sherman [MVP]"
<dsherman@nospamtampabay.rr.com> wrote:

>Sounds like a TCP/IP or winsock issue on the problem PC. Try:
>
>1. Scan for spyware
>
>2. netsh winsock reset catalog [enter]
>
>3. winsock fix - http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
>
>Doug Sherman
>MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
>
>"David Pennington" <david@totallyobjects.com> wrote in message
>news:0fbh81dt0vgu9so5h8f1dg8pfjsb4ualpm@4ax.com...
>> Hi there.
>>
>> I have an problem on one PC we have here. It has a Belkin wireless PCI
>> card and has always talked quite happily to the wireless router
>> (3Com). Suddenly, last week it stopped. On doing an IPCONFIG it seems
>> that the connection is getting a spurious IP address with no gateway.
>> After checking the network security and that the key was in correctly,
>> it still persisted. We then decided that as the PC was close to the
>> router, we could hard wire it so plugged in a cable (the only one
>> connected as everything else is wireless). I sort of assumed that the
>> wired connection would solve the problem but we get the same problem
>> opn that connection as well.
>>
>> We can't get a ping from the router either. At one point, the wireless
>> did get an IP address but it didn't last long enough to try anything -
>> Ipconfig reported it on a single occasion and the router had it as a
>> DHCP client..
>>
>> We would be grateful for any pointers that anyone can give us.
>>
>> David
>
Thanks for the help. It was the winsock fix that I needed although,
because the guy didn't have SP2 installed so I didn't have the command
in netsh. I tried the download you mentioned but that didn't do
anything so I had a hack around and found an earlier piece of software
- can't remember the name now - that did it for our install.

You were really helpful.

regards

David


Not getting any DHCP