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'The network did not assign you a network address...'


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fiftyseven

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Hi,

I finally got round to setting up my LinkSys router. It works fine with the PC downstairs which is wired into it, but i can't get the upstairs computer to connect. After putting in the network key, it connects with 'excellent' strength, but i can't access the net; it says i have 'limited or no connectivity' because 'the network did not assign your PC a network address'. I've been messing with the settings but have no idea how to fix this.

Any help please? :whistling:

Edited by fiftyseven, 22 December 2006 - 06:44 PM.

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Chih

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This means that you didn't received an IP address from the DHCP server from your router. You will probably need to configure the DHCP server in the router to assign your laptop/computer an IP address. Once your computer get an IP address, you should be alright! Hope this helps.
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There are two common reasons that a wireless computer isn't pulling an IP from a home wireless router: interference and encryption.

Encryption is generally the easiest to deal with: Remove any security or encryption from the router, restart your computer, and try connecting again.
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I got it to work. It was the encryption. Thanks.
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I have a similar problem but instead of a laptop its a desktop..
Halp please =)
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Hi Elp,

If its the encryption problem, then you'll want to match the encryption of the wireless router to the laptop that you have. If its the DHCP problem, you'll want to make sure that the wireless router is handling out the IP address. However, if its interference problem, then you'll want to determine the type of interference and where it is coming from.

Common Encryption on the home routers can be: WEP, WPA, WPA2 (AES)
- Check the type of encryption and key on both ends (router and laptop)
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