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No Auto IP Retrieval

  1. #1


    Alias Guest

    No Auto IP Retrieval

    Hello all,

    In Vista Home Basic I always have to do a "Diagnose and Repair" to force
    Vista to retrieve the I.P. address from my Netgear WPN824 router. This was
    never required under WinXP so I'm wondering why Vista never does this on it's
    own.

    Is there a way to force Vista into automatically getting the I.P. address
    from the router?

    -A

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  2. #2


    GTS Guest

    Re: No Auto IP Retrieval

    Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from
    certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233/en-us
    --

    "Alias" <Alias@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:82DA3A61-5495-41D3-81E4-BE4649AB9259@microsoft.com...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > In Vista Home Basic I always have to do a "Diagnose and Repair" to force
    > Vista to retrieve the I.P. address from my Netgear WPN824 router. This
    > was
    > never required under WinXP so I'm wondering why Vista never does this on
    > it's
    > own.
    >
    > Is there a way to force Vista into automatically getting the I.P. address
    > from the router?
    >
    > -A



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  3. #3


    David Dickinson Guest

    Re: No Auto IP Retrieval

    re: KB928233

    Doesn't this seem like one of the stupidest new "features" of Vista?
    Shouldn't a computer be able to connect easily to /any/ network?

    However, Alias' problem might not be related to KB928233. I have a Win2K
    Server that provides DHCP to the network, and a Vista Biz machine (surely
    they knew that we would shorten it to that, right?) is the only one that
    can't get an address, but works great with a static address. Still
    researching...

    --
    David Dickinson
    eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org



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  4. #4


    Alias Guest

    Re: No Auto IP Retrieval

    GTS,

    After editing my registry according to instructions in KB928233 I am happy
    to say that Vista now gets an IP address automatically at each boot up.

    You have saved me the trouble of finding an IP manually every time Vista
    starts. I bow to you for your knowledge and support :-)

    -A

    "GTS" wrote:

    > Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from
    > certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233/en-us
    > --
    >
    > "Alias" <Alias@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:82DA3A61-5495-41D3-81E4-BE4649AB9259@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello all,
    > >
    > > In Vista Home Basic I always have to do a "Diagnose and Repair" to force
    > > Vista to retrieve the I.P. address from my Netgear WPN824 router. This
    > > was
    > > never required under WinXP so I'm wondering why Vista never does this on
    > > it's
    > > own.
    > >
    > > Is there a way to force Vista into automatically getting the I.P. address
    > > from the router?
    > >
    > > -A

    >
    >


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  5. #5


    GTS Guest

    Re: No Auto IP Retrieval

    Thanks

    "Alias" <Alias@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:625A19BE-223E-4936-A5C3-0C89AA200581@microsoft.com...
    > GTS,
    >
    > After editing my registry according to instructions in KB928233 I am happy
    > to say that Vista now gets an IP address automatically at each boot up.
    >
    > You have saved me the trouble of finding an IP manually every time Vista
    > starts. I bow to you for your knowledge and support :-)
    >
    > -A
    >
    > "GTS" wrote:
    >
    >> Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from
    >> certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233/en-us
    >> --
    >>
    >> "Alias" <Alias@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:82DA3A61-5495-41D3-81E4-BE4649AB9259@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hello all,
    >> >
    >> > In Vista Home Basic I always have to do a "Diagnose and Repair" to
    >> > force
    >> > Vista to retrieve the I.P. address from my Netgear WPN824 router. This
    >> > was
    >> > never required under WinXP so I'm wondering why Vista never does this
    >> > on
    >> > it's
    >> > own.
    >> >
    >> > Is there a way to force Vista into automatically getting the I.P.
    >> > address
    >> > from the router?
    >> >
    >> > -A

    >>
    >>



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