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Re: Help Needed with DHCP on Remote Laptop

Gary Breuckman (
Mon, 03 Oct 2005 20:52:10 -0500

ptownson wrote:

> Help wanted: I have a laptop computer here running Win NT from 1997.
> I have a NetGear Wireless card in a slot. It seems to be correctly
> installed; that is, the drivers are there, the little green light on
> the 'television icon' is present, it _says_ it has a very good link,
> and should be working fine. But the laptop reports "The DHCP client
> could not obtain an IP address". Furthermore, no one else on the
> network can see the laptop. The laptop cannot connect to the internet
> nor see anyone else on tne network either. Yet it claims the link
> is present and very strong. Can anyone tell me what is wrong? Why
> is it unable to obtain an IP address via DHCP? Thanks for the help.


I would try setting the connection up manually.

- address
- netmask (
- gateway
- DNS entries (any working DNS) and see if it works.

-- Gary Breuckman

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