My friend often brings his laptop round to my home and browses on the wireless network. Lately he has had problems with windows and done a full system restore and reinstallation of windows. He reinstalled the necessary drivers for his laptop hardware which we got directly from HP's website. The model is HP Pavillion DV6000.
Recently, he cannot connect to my home network due to the following errors:
1) Unable to contact your DHCP server when I do ipconfig/renew
2)Will not renew IP address when attemtpting to repair the network
3)Assigns a private IP address beginning with 169.XX.XX.XX
Things I have tried :
1) Disabling APIPA through regedit
2)Making sure DHCP is enabled through regedit
3)Setting up static IP address which only helps with file sharing, the internet does not work
4)Resetting my router
5)Disabling windows firewall, this is the only firewall I use as I do not agree with them
6)I have ran LSPfix.exe and winsockxpfix.exe on the laptop
The basic thing is that the DHCP seems uncontactable however I have my own devices which connect fine.