Is there a way to verify wireless router connection

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?Uko=?=, May 18, 2005.

  1. My setup: cable broadband to a dlink router. Supports 3 computers, 2 wired, 1
    wireless. No issues with the wired connections. With the wireless connection,
    for some reason I don't get a correct IP address from the router. I only get
    a 169.254.xxx.xxx address, which means that I never got a legal address from
    my router. I originally was running WPA-PSK, but took out all security to
    just verify that I can get a connection.. No luck. The wireless dialog box
    shows the SSID of my router. I click on connect, and it provides the
    'acquiring network address' message for a while and then connects with the
    169.254.xxx.xxx address. I thought it might be the dhcp on the router not
    handing out ip addresses, but it works with the wired connections.. Any
    suggestions as to what the next step should be?

    thanks in advance
    =?Utf-8?B?Uko=?=, May 18, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?Uko=?=

    Jack Guest

    Hi
    Wireless - Basic Configuration: http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html
    Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "RJ" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My setup: cable broadband to a dlink router. Supports 3 computers, 2

    wired, 1
    > wireless. No issues with the wired connections. With the wireless

    connection,
    > for some reason I don't get a correct IP address from the router. I only

    get
    > a 169.254.xxx.xxx address, which means that I never got a legal address

    from
    > my router. I originally was running WPA-PSK, but took out all security to
    > just verify that I can get a connection.. No luck. The wireless dialog box
    > shows the SSID of my router. I click on connect, and it provides the
    > 'acquiring network address' message for a while and then connects with the
    > 169.254.xxx.xxx address. I thought it might be the dhcp on the router not
    > handing out ip addresses, but it works with the wired connections.. Any
    > suggestions as to what the next step should be?
    >
    > thanks in advance
    Jack, May 18, 2005
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