I just installed a new Wifi card in my Dell E1705. This is an Atheros based express card that is an upgrade for newer laptops. I am using xp sp2 with the firewall disabled. I installed the Atheros card and got the updated drivers. I am using the Atheros utility to try and connect. I have a good signal strength and the link status says it is associated. It gave an IP address of 169.254.133.116 I know that this is not the Ip I am supposed to have. When i run a troubleshooting test in tehe Atheros utility all of them are passed except fpr the network test. It says - Your IP address is auto-configured but you have not recieved an IP address.
Atheros 5006x network adapter
Physical Adress:xx-xx-xx-xx-xx (actual numbers there)
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Default Gateway:...: Nothing there
Test failure, you have not configured yourr compute to use the client adapter.
Solution: Use he Netowrk Icon in the System preferences application to set the network configuration for your client adapter.