For some weird reason i can't connect to my school's wireless router properly too.. I'm also experiencing this kind of weird experience where I CAN connect but the DHCP won't give me my IP lease but everybody else's laptops can connect and obtain their IPs without any flaw. I know the access point/router has a DHCP server turned on since my classmates just had their settings turned on to obtain IP addresses dynamically.. weird stuff...
I haven't tried this but you might give it a whiff.. Try manually putting in your IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway and DNS server settings.. If this becomes successful then the DHCP server is acting funky to your, and my, device..
Kinda off topic but lemme just ask the uber geeks here if I put in my router's IP address as my DNS IP would i still connect to the Internet just like if I put in my ISP's DNS server instead?
xheezy04, I would recommend you start your own thread, having 2 'topics' going in 1 thread is really confusing and chaotic.
EDIT: Just a quick answer to your question. You can only do that if your router has the DNS address of your ISP configured. Otherwise your router wouldn't know where to go if you typed "www.google.com".
SavvyClaw, DHCP is the thing that is giving your Computer an IP address and it has a certain so called DHCP Pool.
The DHCP will look in the Pool for a free IP address and give it to the computer that is trying to connect.
I read somewhere that if you turn your router off every day it might get mixed up / confused.
I suggest you 'power cycle' your network if that's possible.
- Turn off all network devices (Computers / anything that uses the network).
- Turn off the router.
- Turn off the modem.
- Leave all this off for about 30 seconds.
- Turn on the modem, wait for the lights to go on and steady.
- Turn on the router, wait for the lights to go on.
- Turn on your computer.
Let us know how it went.
Edited by Artellos, 08 June 2008 - 11:45 PM.