I have a Netgear wireless router that is hooked up to my cable modem. I've got a laptop (wireless) and 2 other desktops computers (Computer A, Computer B). Unfortunately, only the laptop and Computer A can connect to the internet. Computer B cannot seem to even communicate with the router (this is wireless using a Linksys access point).
I've checked the cable and it's connected.. pinged 127.0.0.1 and have succeeded. However... when I try to ping my IP, it times out. I've tried the ipconfig/release, ipconf/renew but it times out at renew with
"an error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."
I've tried the Netsh test... to reset my TCP/IP and that did not work. I've even uninstalled (via Regedit) and reinstalled TCP/IP but regardless of what I do, it keeps getting that 169.254.XXXX address.
My router is set up as a DHCP Server to distribute IP addresses to the LAN network and all computers, including Computer B (the one with all the trouble) are configured to obtain an IP address/DNS server address automatically.
I've reset the router... restored it to factory settings, reset the modem, unplugged the cables, reinstallled software... but whatever I do, I just cannot seem to connect with Computer B. I've even tried switching the connection ports (Computer A is LAN1, Computer B is LAN2)... but realized that Computer A can connect through both LAN1 AND LAN2 but computer B CANNOT!! How do you like that? STubborn *(&#(*&$.
Oh and I've also switched out access points but still ended up getting the same problem. Please help!!! Thank you.
BTW, I can connect to my neighbors wireless network with my wireless Computer B and my wireless laptop but I CANNOT connect to my own network using Computer B.