Been using a public wifi connection here for several months, no problem.
Suddenly, I have periods of a day or two that I cannot obtain an auto assigned IP, then just as suddenly it will come back again. Logs show packets are being broadcast to 255.255.etc same as they always have been. But there is no router reply as when I do get assigned an IP.
Quite some time back, prior to this problem occuring, I connected to the router which was available to anyone who connects, no pw. It was set to allow connections from anyone.
I tried using some randomly selected static IPs, but no joy. Running XP. What's the most common cause of this and remedy?