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IP 169.254 - wireless not connecting!


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SavvyClay

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Olrik-

Yes, I didn't like the sound of remote much myself :)


Um, it is unplugged every day to stop the network being used too late at night.

security key? like password? Yes, the correct one is in. On the wireless networks manager it says I am connected, but it has limited/no connectivity.
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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?
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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.

Regards,
Olrik

Edited by Artellos, 08 June 2008 - 11:45 PM.

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oops, sorry if it looked like i was making another topic or something.. I just thought id reply here since i have a similar case..
Yeah, the wireless router at school has complete information including DNS settings.. I do know how DNS works and I just wanted to ask if my theory regarding setting up the default gateway as my DNS server would work... I couldn't do it right now since school's closed during weekends :)
And of course power cycling the school wireless router is impossible for me I guess id just go and try putting up static IP addresses and stuff...
Thanks for the reply anyways..

SavvyClay i'd reply here on how it went with my experiment with my school's wireless router..
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oops, sorry if it looked like i was making another topic or something.. I just thought id reply here since i have a similar case..
Yeah, the wireless router at school has complete information including DNS settings.. I do know how DNS works and I just wanted to ask if my theory regarding setting up the default gateway as my DNS server would work... I couldn't do it right now since school's closed during weekends :)
And of course power cycling the school wireless router is impossible for me I guess id just go and try putting up static IP addresses and stuff...
Thanks for the reply anyways..

SavvyClay i'd reply here on how it went with my experiment with my school's wireless router..


No worries. You might want to contact the Network Admin about your problem since it's an issue he should know of.
Keeping things silent makes it hard for a sys admin to fix things :)

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sorry about the late reply!


I tried that, and no difference!


>=[
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Log into your router firmware, disable WEP temporarily. Delete the all wireless connection profile on the PC, try connecting to your wireless network.

Let us know if it can connect with WEP being disabled. Another question, have you reset your router?
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UPDATE!


Today I tried plugging it in to the router via cable, and the wireless internet re-connected! It stayed on when I took the cable out too!


So it appears that the internet is working for the moment!

Thankyou all for your help and suggestions.

Does anyone have an explanation for this miracle??
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