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Vista won't renew IP address

By ross52066
Oct 3, 2008
  1. Here is what happens: You can be working along just fine in Vista and if you need to unplug the ethernet cable for whatever reason, OR if you disable/re-enable the adapter, it will not connect you to your network. It will say "Identifying" for the longest time, then it eventually will acquire an ip address but won't let you connect to the Internet. It will say "Connected to: Unidentified Network."

    This is happening with Vista Ultimate and Vista Business (SP1 and all updates have been installed.) All Vista computers in our company (40 machines.) All Dell Laptops. Different models.

    Anybody seen this problem or have any suggestions?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,517   +336

    recommend firmware update to your router(s)
     
  3. ross52066

    ross52066 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Fortunately for me, I'm not in our network group. Hopefully it will fix the problem because network group is looking for us PC guys to fix it.

    Thanks!
     
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