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Acquiring Network Address?

by kevan80 / March 2, 2006 1:32 AM PST

Hello CNET community
As of yesterday, my computer hasn't been connecting to the interent. I'm posting this here in the Windows XP forum because I am almost positive this a problem with my computer, not with the ISP. I've tried renewing the IP address and repairing the connection. In the command prompt, when i use the ipconfig /renew command, i get this message: "An error occured while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."
I have no clue what to do. I've tried making a new connection, replacing the card, replacing the ethernet cable, everything I could think of. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

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(NT) (NT) Sounds like it is time to call your ISP for help.
by retired / March 2, 2006 1:36 AM PST
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What error messages
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 1:38 AM PST

do you get in your browser when you try to load web pages?


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No Error Messages
by kevan80 / March 2, 2006 1:53 AM PST
In reply to: What error messages

It just doesn't load the page.

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System Restore
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 4:22 AM PST
In reply to: No Error Messages

Have you tried restoring to a day before this started?


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by Darton Fury / March 2, 2006 2:31 AM PST

Did you check your router? Can you ping the loopback address/local host?

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more questions...
by Mojo_58 / March 2, 2006 10:44 PM PST
In reply to: Questions

Do you get an address from your ISP or do you have a router installed?

Are you connecting with a wireless connection?

Are you able to communicate with other machines on your network?

Sounds like you have one of two solutions. Contact your ISP if your address comes directly from them. They may need to restart some services for you.

If you are using a broadband router with DHCP services you may need to reboot your router or re-enable the DHCP services on your router.

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