December 21, 2008 at 6:45 pm #160185NetwindowMember
This is my first posting and unfortunately it is about a major problem. I have had my NC10 for about three weeks and I am now unable to connect to the internet or to the rest of my network – the dreaded “Renewing IP address” syndrome!
I have an existing system as follows:
Ozenda ADSL Firewall Router
connected by cable to Windows XP (SP2) desktop
and wirelessly to Windows XP (SP2) laptop.
My attempts to add the Samsung (Windows XP SP3) have usually failed. It has been known for a connection to be established but the next day – nothing.
Things I have done:
Removed McAfee via Control Panel/Remove Programs (and see below)
Installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2009. After seeking help from Kaspersky I altered a setting in the Firewall to class my network as a Trusted Network. This gave a tempoary connection.
After repeated failures to establish a connection, I ran the McAfee removal tool. Again, a temporary connection.
I have set Windows to configure the wireless network settings, the IP and DNS addresses are set to be obtained automatically and DHCP is enabled. Access point (infrastructure) networks only is checked in ‘Networks to access’.
I have repaired the connection many times and have used ipConfig.
The only odd point is that the Wireless Connection used to use Client for MS Networks, File and Printer sharing, QoS Packet Scheduler, Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and a fifth item, SUE NDIS Protocol Driver; this has now vanished.
My network appears loud and clear when I check on Available Networks. One thing I do not understand is that although I have entered the WPA-PSK TKIP information (and this shows on my Network’s Properties) I am often asked to re-enter the network key. I assume this should be held by the Network Adapter Driver?
As mentioned, my problem is that when I attempt to repair the connection, Windows tells me it is unable to do so because it cannot renew my IP address.
I think the problem is a Samsung one because another netbook connects within five minutes of booting, either before or after the Samsung.
The only thing I have not done is to change the Aheros driver (version 184.108.40.206). I would like to hear from anyone who changed to the Aheros 220.127.116.11 driver, or from anyone else who has succeeded in solving the problem.December 22, 2008 at 12:26 am #176879adatay92Member
Couple of things you might like to try:
Disable / Uninstall Kapersky Internet Security 2009 altogether (and any other software firewall that may be affecting the connection)
Temporarily turn off all encryption on your access point and try connecting the NC10 to it.
Having said that, I have my NC10 connected to a WPA-PSK network with no problems. Atheros driver is the standard one that came with the NC10.December 22, 2008 at 1:34 am #176880hikerpaMember
I have a had a terrible time with the wireless connection. I finally did go to the Atheros 18.104.22.168 driver and I have been able to connect without any problems. I believe it’s a problem with my Netgear WPN824 Router but can’t confirm this. I can connect to any wireless that’s not protected. But if it’s protected I seem to only be able to connect with the old Atheros driver. Hope this helps.December 25, 2008 at 7:51 pm #176881nmoncktonMember
I appear to have a related problem. My main machin runs Vista, and I use a Belkin router. If the main machine is on, I can connect no problem with the NC-10. If I turn the main machine off first, and then the NC-10, then try to reconnect at a later time with the NC-10 it ‘acquires IP address’ indefinitely, until I reset the router. then it works fine again. I’m sure it’s not the right way to do it , but it does appear to work for me. As amatter of interest I sometimes get the problem in reverse. i.e run NC-10. Disconnect. Later try to connect with main computer – nothing until i reset the router. I’m sure there’s a logical answer, just can’t work out what it is.
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