I have an issue with an old laptop I'm trying to fix up. It has an issue with the wireless.
Here are some of the things I know or have tried:
Repairoption in network settings results in "Unable to renew IP address. "
- Disabling/re-enabling the connection does nothing.
- The router is a Verizon Actiontec model.
- Resetting the router does nothing.
[ipconfig /release]have no effect.
[ipconfig /renew]results in a "Unable to contact DHCP server" error message.
- The DCHP Client service is running and set to automatic start.
- My IP address is
169.254.x.x, which, from what I've read, means it can't find a DHCP server.
- I have tried the following commands to reset the TCP/IP stack and rebooted afterwards:
[netsh int ip reset reset.log]
[netsh winsock reset catalog]
- Other laptops can connect to the wireless network fine.
- The machine is Windows XP SP3.
- There are no firewalls that I know of on the machine.
- The laptop picks up Wi-Fi points just fine, but when attempting to connect, takes an unusually long time to get past "waiting for network to be ready. " That leads into "Acquiring network address" which takes a long time before that, too, fails.
- It connects fine via Ethernet.
I'm honestly stumped. This laptop can't connect to the wireless internet and I'm not sure why. Anything else I can try?