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How do I assign a valid IP address?

by jkcone / March 4, 2012 5:54 AM PST

I have a Compaq Presario 6000. The DHCP server is not getting a valid IP address. How do I troubleshoot?

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Re: valid IP address
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 4, 2012 6:16 AM PST

That's OK. The DHCP server (your modem or router) is GIVING the IP-address (when being asked by the client PC), not GETTING it.

But something isn't OK indeed if it doesn't work. For example:
- the client isn't asking, because it isn't configured to ask
- the wireless password is wrong (resulting in limited or no connectivity)
- the wrong encryption method is used
- an error in your IP-stack of programs
- the modem/router is defective or configured wrongly
- the ethernet card is defective or the driver corrupted

Time for more details and experiments.

In I read a positive story on the Compaq Presario 6000. May I hope you have installed more than 256 MB of memory in the nearly 10 years since it came out?

And how about a new PC or a clean reinstall of Windows XP? That should work, unless it's an issue with the modem/router. The easy way to test that is to find a friend or family member or neighbour with a laptop and see if that can connect.



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by jkcone / March 4, 2012 11:21 AM PST
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I will try your suggestions!

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