I'm trying to fix a computer running XP for a friend, and it is being a pain. It is on the same wifi as this Mac I'm using to type this.
It says it is connected and the signal strength is excellant. It is connecting through Windows, no 3rd party software.
If I use Chrome or IE and get to the Connections tab of the internet settings, underneath LAN settings, Use a proxy server was checked, not sure why, but I unchecked it and checked automatically detect settings, and restarted, but to no avail.
IP: 192.168.1.11 Sub Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gate: 192.168.1.1
ipconfig /release zeros out, as expected
ipconfig /renew says:
An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out. No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected.
I tried using winsockfix.exe, and netsh, with restarts, but to no avail.
Network Connections lists:
Wireless Network Connection (Connected, firewalled) Local Area Connection (Network cable unplugged) 1394 Connection (Disabled, firewalled)
Edit: Also, when Chrome starts up it says "Resolving Proxy", which I thought I had disabled...
Edit 2: It works just fine on a wired ethernet connection.
Edit 3: I tried throwing in static info, but no luck.