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I have a DSL connection coming into a netgear router. WHen I connect my laptop into the router, it tries takes a long time to connect, then i get an IP address of When I release and renew, I get the message, An error occured while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

Any ideas? I just ran WinsockXPFix, and no joy. The laptop is running XP. I have another laptop connected to the router and Internet perfectly fine???
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey Mick

Try to check the following things :
First see that your DHCP server in your router is activated.
Check that your computer is set to obtain IP address automatically.
Check that you use a direct network cable and not a crossed wired cable.

Good Luck

Simple John
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

Edited by Keith, 12 September 2005 - 04:24 PM.

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