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    Laptop won't pick up DHCP?


    Hello, I'm new to the Forums.



    The laptop won't pick up a DHCP address but will pick up a ATAPI Address (the 169.254.x.x). I've tried the ipconfig /release, /renew, and it says this:

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    ipconfig /release
    
    Windows IP Configuration
    An error occurred while releasing interface Wireless Network Connection : The system cannot find the file specified.
    Please help.
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    Originally Posted by WickedVein
    Hello, I'm new to the Forums.



    The laptop won't pick up a DHCP address but will pick up a ATAPI Address (the 169.254.x.x). I've tried the ipconfig /release, /renew, and it says this:

    Code:
    ipconfig /release
    
    Windows IP Configuration
    An error occurred while releasing interface Wireless Network Connection : The system cannot find the file specified.
    Please help.

    Fixed the issue myself. Turns out the DHCP Client, DNS Client, and one more service needed to be stopped, and restarted. Anyone might know why a system reboot wouldn't fix this even though they are set to :"Automatic"?
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    Check for viruses, malware, etc.
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    Fixed the issue myself. Turns out the DHCP Client, DNS Client, and one more service needed to be stopped, and restarted. Anyone might know why a system reboot wouldn't fix this even though they are set to :"Automatic"?

    If your using windows vista, you should expect this sort of problem from time to time. If your using windows 7, like WickedVein said, it might be some malware.

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