I have spent about six hours trying to solve a wireless DCHP problem that I am having but to no avail, so I thought I would ask for the advice of some experts who know more that I.
ASUS Laptop with DWL-G650 Rev B3 PCMCIA Card D-Link Router (Can't remember the model number) MS XP Home
Originally I was using the same laptop and router together flawlessly with another DWL-G650 Rev C2 PCMCIA card which I had borrowed but I had to give that back so I purchased a DWL-G650 card of my own.
Little did I know that there are actually about seven variants of this card (HW Versions A1-3, B1-4 and C1-2 I think). The problems started when I changed cards.
First I uninstalled the existing Rev C2 card and re-booted. I then installed the supplied software for the Rev B3 card as per the instruction.
The B3 card is recognised by the laptop and connects to the network (WEP) BUT it cannot resolve an IP address from the Router. Easy I thought, I'll manually assign an IP address, not the best solution but it will get me going. However, when I assign an IP address the connection is established but the wireless MAC address then becomes 0.0.0.0.0.0 and I cant do anything.
What Have I tried?
I have manually assigned an IP address: As above.
I have upgraded to the latest drivers from the D-Link web site: No change.
I have removed the B3 card and re-installed the C2 card: Works fine, but I don't own the C2 card.
I have searched the internet for ages to find a solution to the DHCP problem and manually assigning an IP was supposed to be the solution. I have never seen anything written on the MAC address complication though.
Can anyone help? I'm thinking of just throwing the freaking B3 card away but IT SHOULD WORK. It's driving me insane.
Anyone come across this before?