PC won't assign an ip address

By pcidiot123
Jan 9, 2009
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  1. I recently had to wipe my computer back to factory settings and now my computer won't assign an ip address. I have used wireless internet for a few years and not had any problems until now. Sometimes it says that I have connected to the wireless internet but wont allow me to actually access it, and other times it says that there is limited or no connectivity. I have tried doing system restore again, uninstalling and reinstalling the router but having no luck.

    Any help would be great, I'm fed up of having a computer that I barely use just because of this. And I have barely any computer knowledge so basic terms would be really appreciated.

    Please help!
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,026   +221

    That failure is due to the system not locating the DHCP service on your LAN.

    Suggest you use a wired connection and the Network Wizard first.

    Then use the Wireless Wizard to connect using WiFi
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