Running an Inspiron 1501 laptop which I just got today, it has inbuilt wireless which found my router without a problem however I just can't get it to connect to the internet as there is an invalid IP address (0.0.0.0). My computer for some reason does not see this as an issue and is therefore doing very little to address the problem. If I click 'repair wireless connection' it either fails to connect to the network or more commonly tries to renew the IP address and after about 10 minutes fails miserably.
Anyone got any ideas how I can get a valid IP address?
Well the second symptom listed in that article was applicable but I've done everything on the list and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong. Though my wireless is still giving me an invalid (0.0.0.0) IP address. It seems it is only a wireless problem though as if I connect to the same router using a cable I can connect to the internet fine with no IP problems.
Would ask if it was a problem with the router but there are another couple of computers connected to it through wireless no problem.
That router does not exist here in the U.S., so I have to rely on messages from other users who have them. There have been lots of problems reported with Livebox and recent Dell wireless cards. A forum search might help you if the following post doesn't:
Heh, well my cable connection has decided suddenly to go down with this invalid IP thing too so I can't check if his advice works until I get that sorted (though judgeing from experiance it should be easier to fix than the wireless). But it does sound like the same problem. Thanks for all your help and for finding that post for me If I have any more problems I'll get in touch with those guys.
Newbie here. i have a Inspiron B130 (about 7 months now), seems that I am connected to my network but the status is Limited or no connectivity. I have read other threads and did what was told. My internet explorer still says cannot display page.
I have a linksys router. My other computer and labtop connect except my Dell. Frustrating. Any assistance would be appreciated.