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Windows 7: Problems with DHCP not at all/quickly assigning an IP address

24 Jun 2014   #1
gmzamz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Problems with DHCP not at all/quickly assigning an IP address

Like the title says, I am having trouble connecting to the internet. It seems like DHCP is not working, though it is running. I have tried disabling ipv6, setting up a static ip and neither worked. It persists if windows firewall is turned off. After some time it does successfully connect to the internet, but whenever it restarts or the lease expires, poof goes the connection.

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Code:
Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hydrogen
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TP-LINK 450Mbps Wireless N Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 64-66-B3-21-6E-CC
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d8c:64b5:3ba4:6a15%11(Preferred) 
   Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.106.21(Preferred) 
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 241460915
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-3B-C5-BF-64-66-B3-21-6E-CC
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                       fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                       fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{6205AEEC-12FF-4230-9E50-F7BF8C3D7D5B}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes



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24 Jun 2014   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Can you post the output from the following.

Code:
 
netsh wlan show all
Have you tried rebooting the router etc...
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25 Jun 2014   #3
gmzamz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I have tried restarting the router several times. I have several other computers that can access the internet from the same router. here is a pic of the router "attached devices page"
Code:
Wireless System Information Summary
(Time: 6/25/2014 4:51:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time)


======================================================================= 
============================== SHOW DRIVERS =========================== 
=======================================================================


Interface name: Wireless Network Connection

    Driver                    : TP-LINK 450Mbps Wireless N Adapter
    Vendor                    : TP-LINK
    Provider                  : TP-LINK
    Date                      : 2/22/2011
    Version                   : 9.2.0.310
    INF file                  : C:\Windows\INF\oem1.inf
    Files                     : 2 total
                                C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\athrx.sys
                                C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys
    Type                      : Native Wi-Fi Driver
    Radio types supported     : 802.11b 802.11a 802.11g 802.11n
    FIPS 140-2 mode supported : Yes
    Hosted network supported  : Yes
    Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode:
                                Open            None
                                Open            WEP-40bit
                                Shared          WEP-40bit
                                Open            WEP-104bit
                                Shared          WEP-104bit
                                Open            WEP
                                Shared          WEP
                                WPA-Enterprise  TKIP
                                WPA-Personal    TKIP
                                WPA2-Enterprise TKIP
                                WPA2-Personal   TKIP
                                Vendor defined  TKIP
                                WPA2-Enterprise Vendor defined
                                Vendor defined  Vendor defined
                                WPA-Enterprise  CCMP
                                WPA-Personal    CCMP
                                WPA2-Enterprise CCMP
                                Vendor defined  CCMP
                                WPA2-Enterprise Vendor defined
                                Vendor defined  Vendor defined
                                WPA2-Personal   CCMP
                                Vendor defined  Vendor defined
    Authentication and cipher supported in ad-hoc mode:
                                Open            None
                                Open            WEP-40bit
                                Open            WEP-104bit
                                Open            WEP
                                WPA2-Personal   CCMP
                                Vendor defined  Vendor defined


======================================================================= 
============================= SHOW INTERFACES ========================= 
=======================================================================


There is 1 interface on the system: 

    Name                   : Wireless Network Connection
    Description            : TP-LINK 450Mbps Wireless N Adapter
    GUID                   : 6205aeec-12ff-4230-9e50-f7bf8c3d7d5b
    Physical address       : 64:66:b3:21:6e:cc
    State                  : connected
    SSID                   : Z Home
    BSSID                  : e0:91:f5:f0:54:32
    Network type           : Infrastructure
    Radio type             : 802.11n
    Authentication         : Open
    Cipher                 : None
    Connection mode        : Auto Connect
    Channel                : 6
    Receive rate (Mbps)    : 300
    Transmit rate (Mbps)   : 300
    Signal                 : 34% 
    Profile                : Z Home 

    Hosted network status  : Not available


======================================================================= 
=========================== SHOW HOSTED NETWORK ======================= 
=======================================================================


Hosted network settings 
----------------------- 
    Mode                   : Allowed
    Settings               : <Not configured>

Hosted network status   
--------------------- 
    Status                 : Not available


======================================================================= 
============================= SHOW SETTINGS =========================== 
=======================================================================


Wireless LAN settings 
--------------------- 
    Show blocked networks in visible network list: No

    Only use GP profiles on GP-configured networks: No

    Hosted network mode allowed in WLAN service: Yes

    Allow shared user credentials for network authentication: Yes

    Block period: Not Configured.

    Auto configuration logic is enabled on interface "Wireless Network Connection"


======================================================================= 
============================== SHOW FILTERS =========================== 
=======================================================================


Allow list on the system (group policy) 
--------------------------------------- 
    <None>

Allow list on the system (user) 
------------------------------- 
    <None>

Block list on the system (group policy) 
--------------------------------------- 
    <None>

Block list on the system (user) 
------------------------------- 
    <None>


======================================================================= 
=========================== SHOW CREATEALLUSER ======================== 
=======================================================================


Everyone is allowed to create all user profiles.


======================================================================= 
============================= SHOW PROFILES =========================== 
=======================================================================


Profiles on interface Wireless Network Connection:

Group policy profiles (read only)
---------------------------------
    <None>

User profiles
-------------
    All User Profile     : Z Home


======================================================================= 
========================== SHOW PROFILES NAME=* ======================= 
=======================================================================


Profile Z Home on interface Wireless Network Connection: 
======================================================================= 

Applied: All User Profile    

Profile information 
------------------- 
    Version                : 1
    Type                   : Wireless LAN
    Name                   : Z Home
    Control options        : 
        Connection mode    : Connect automatically
        Network broadcast  : Connect only if this network is broadcasting
        AutoSwitch         : Do not switch to other networks

Connectivity settings 
--------------------- 
    Number of SSIDs        : 1
    SSID name              : "Z Home"
    Network type           : Infrastructure
    Radio type             : [ Any Radio Type ]
    Vendor extension          : Not present

Security settings 
----------------- 
    Authentication         : Open
    Cipher                 : None
    Security key           : Absent
    Key Index              : 1


======================================================================= 
======================= SHOW NETWORKS MODE=BSSID ====================== 
=======================================================================

 
Interface name : Wireless Network Connection 
There are 1 networks currently visible. 

SSID 1 : Z Home
    Network type            : Infrastructure
    Authentication          : Open
    Encryption              : None 
    BSSID 1                 : e0:91:f5:f0:54:32
         Signal             : 34%  
         Radio type         : 802.11n
         Channel            : 6 
         Basic rates (Mbps) : 1 2
         Other rates (Mbps) : 5.5 6 9 11 12 18 24 36 48 54
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25 Jun 2014   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

With the signal strength at only 34% I would not expect a reliable connection.

Signal : 34%
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25 Jun 2014   #5
gmzamz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
With the signal strength at only 34% I would not expect a reliable connection.

Signal : 34%
I don't really expect a reliable connection, but I am hoping to at least get one. Is there a way to at least do that?

EDIT: or increase the signal strength? possibly better antennas on the wireless card?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2014   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gmzamz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
With the signal strength at only 34% I would not expect a reliable connection.

Signal : 34%
I don't really expect a reliable connection, but I am hoping to at least get one. Is there a way to at least do that?

EDIT: or increase the signal strength? possibly better antennas on the wireless card?
Yes you will need to increase the signal strength as 34% will most likely cut in and out.

There are USB NICS that come with USB extensions that can give you a better signal etc. so many other options for this, like locating the router in a better position or adding a wireless access point or signal booster, but it's safe to say that signal strength is the issue here and there is no magic involved with wireless, it's only as good as you make it.
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