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Old 02-22-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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Whenever i restart my computer i receive a DHCP thing showing it trying to locate a DHCP. I set up a network throughout my house. I'm not sure if my firewall has anything to do with it but i can't figure out why im getting hte message and how to fix/stop it.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: DHCP problem

A few things we need:
Is this wired or wireless?
What type of router is it?
Are all the other computers working ok?
Have you tried a release/renew?
If so, what error did you get?

You may have to flush the DNS.
You may have to repair winsock.
There is more, but it depends on what errors you are getting (other than the unable to contact a DHCP server).
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:53 PM   #3
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its a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 ghz router, all the other computers are working fine, my computer is the only one directly connected to the internet through the router the others are on wireless pieces. i have tried a release renew, i don't know how. and i don't know how to repair winsock. Anything u can tell me would help. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:42 AM   #4
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Is this when you first turn the computer on, during boot? If it is then tap escape to skip it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:34 AM   #5
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Yea it is during the boot and normally i do tap escape but i still wanna figure out why its doing it in the first place cuz this never happened when i first got my computer
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:44 AM   #6
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have you played with any of the settings in the router, like the dhcp lease range? Have you tried updating the firmware on the router? What ethernet card do you have in the computer (inegrated) or pci? or have you recently upgraded the drivers on your pc's ethernet card?
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:48 AM   #7
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Its integrated ethernet. I have no clue how to adjust my router settings although im sure that would probably solve the problem. I haven't updated anythign for my router just use whats ever on the cd lol. lemme know what i should do.
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to view your router's settings, go to 192.169.1.1 in your url bar. The username is Admin, there should be no default password. there you can go to wireless -> status -> view dhcp lease. There you can see if you can find your computer, or you can type ipconfig/all from the command prompt to view your information. If you can get to 192.168.1.1 then you might want to check the ethernet cable, or card.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:12 AM   #9
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What do you mean if i can get to 192.168.1.1 i might want to check my ethernet cable?
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Check in the BIOS to see if its trying to boot from a network device. It looks like its trying to connect to a PXE compliant network card
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Oh, sorry the previous post had a typo, it should have been can't

if you open up internet explorer and type 192.168.1.1 in your address bar, thats your router's ip address. It will take you to the router administration page. It will prompt you for a username which is Admin, and a password, which should be left blank and you can change it later(but don't forget it). If it says that it can't open the page, or there was a problem displaying the page, then you're not able to communicate with the router, which would imply an ethernet cable, or card problem.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:28 AM   #12
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Lol ok so how do i check my bios to see if its trying to boot from a network device. Lol i bet u can't tell im a noob.
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Just one more question, What type of network have you setup? Is it a domain or workgroup?
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:02 PM   #14
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wats the difference. i just set up a secure network with two other computers in my hosue that are wireless. my computer is the only one connected directly to hte router
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Ok, sounds like a workgroup then.

To enter the BIOS you need to restart the computer, then you need to tap one of the following (it might tell you on screen what to press with something like "press x to enter setup") normally it will be delete, F1, F2, F10. Once in your BIOS you need to find the boot order option, and make sure your harddrive is first. Then save and restart.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:47 PM   #16
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it worked thanks a bunch. another question though. i play counterstrike and i can't get into any of the game servers that are available. my computer detects hundreds and shows me them but when i double click to get into a server nothing happens and it says server not responding. i'm not sure if that has anything to do with my internet too but if you know of anything i can do id sure be thankful.
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Has it ever worked? Have you altered any other network settings? Have you got your firewall configured properly? If you have a router, are your ports open?
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:22 PM   #18
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Yea see thats what im not sure cuz when i first bought my computer it worked awesome but then when i had it reformated it started the problem. i don't know what i should do
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Have you installed all the MS updates, if not then do that. Have a think about what software changes you have now compared to before the reformat. What service pack are you running now, and what was it before?
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