My Dell system has limited or no connectivity

By Rich1979
Sep 2, 2012
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  1. Trying to connect to a hotspot and get the error message above: Current IP Config indicates the following:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig/release
    Windows IP Configuration
    No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media di
    sconnected.
    Ethernet adapter {54745E7B-3AEF-473F-923F-E0CDE26A8FDC}:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TUUSNYCLAP0886
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : tcco.org
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter {54745E7B-3AEF-473F-923F-E0CDE26A8FDC}:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Nortel IPSECSHM Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-42-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.241.150
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-B9-87-C1-35
    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mi
    ni-Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7E-CC-2A-1B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.62.27
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Any Ideas on the issue
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Should be simple... The hotspot should give you the SSID and passphrase. It may be the type of encryption that is not compatible with the computers setup. Also make sure that your cell phone company has enabled the hotspot feature
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,273   +280

    First, we assume a wired connection from home works well?

    >>Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    this usually doesn't work can causes the DHCP to fail giving the results you are seeing.

    save the attached file and then rename it by removing the .TXT
    now dbl-click to change the Node Type to Hybrid

    Attached Files:



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