Windows XP SP2 : Can't connect to network

Thu, 2008-01-31 20:17 by Khozaima Shakir · Forum/category:

Hi all,
I have a Dell Latitude laptop. I have installed Linux as well as Win XP SP2.
I performed a defragment of disc on XP. After which I rebooted my laptop and lost network connection for some reason.

I use DHCP, and the address I get is 169.254.xx.xx. Ping to fail. Hardware and connection wise everything is ok, since I booted with Linux and I was able to connect to the internet.

When I do ipconfig /renew , it says : unable to contact DHCP server. Request has timed out.

I performed reset of winsock and ip stack on XP. Still problem remains.

The wireless adaptor too is authenticated correctly but gets 169.254.xx.xx address.

Firewall seems ok.

I tried fixed IP, still no change.

Need some help :)


Where is the DHCP server?

Thu, 2008-01-31 20:46 by admin

What kind of DHCP server are you trying to use? Is it really working?

Can you ping the DHCP server if you give the computer a suitable fixed IP address?

It could be a firewall problem as well. If you are behind a NAT (Network Address Translation) router, you could disable the computer's firewall for a test.

If this doesn't immediately lead to a solution, open the Windows Network Problem Solver, fill in the form, and follow the resulting advice.

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