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Old 12-24-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Wireless Unable to Obtain IP Address


I am using Ubuntu 9.10 and I get this weird message when I first try to connect to my wireless internet for the first time. It tries to connect then WICD comes up with a message that states unable to obtain IP address. I have to unplug the router, wait 30 seconds, plug it back in and everything is fine.

Once I do that the connection is strong and very fast. Is this just something I am going to have to live with or what could be the issue? I have another laptop that uses Windows 7 that never has an issue connecting. Anyone have any thoughts?
 
Old 12-24-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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I have had the same issue, but not consistently.

What I found is that the router remembers connections even though I have disconnected, turned off the computer, etc. I was unable to delete the connection using the router control panel, and had to reboot the router.

I never have issues connecting to public hot-spots or the wireless in the office.

What is the make and model of your router? (I'll post mine when I get home on the 28th.)
 
Old 12-24-2009, 08:33 AM   #3
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I have had the same issue, but not consistently.

What I found is that the router remembers connections even though I have disconnected, turned off the computer, etc. I was unable to delete the connection using the router control panel, and had to reboot the router.

I never have issues connecting to public hot-spots or the wireless in the office.

What is the make and model of your router? (I'll post mine when I get home on the 28th.)
I have a Linksys WRT110. I have another weird issue that I have encountered, if I have the desktop computer running then the wireless connections on the laptops drop every 5 or 10 minutes. As soon as I turn that desktop off everything is fine, almost like the desktop takes bandwidth away from the wireless laptops. I spoke with Linksys about this and they were no help, said if the problem persists I need to buy another router. This is the second Linksys router I have had in 2 years, if I buy another router it will NOT be a Linksys.
 
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I'm not seeing any evidence that this is a Linksys issue...

Regardless, the trick is to find a consistent pattern. In the example, I cited, I have not found it yet (The only thing that is consistent is that---if the problem occurs, rebooting the router always fixes it.)

Have you done any Google searches?
 
  


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