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Computer cannot get an IP address from DHCP server

July 13th, 2009

My office-mate had this weird problem with his computer: It cannot get an IP address from our DHCP server.  The motherboard of his PC is an Asus P5GC-MX.  He runs VMWare Player and Virtual Box, desktop virtualization software necessary for job, and all virtual machines have IP addresses, except the host machine.  To cut the story short, we did the following to diagnose the problem:

  • checked the UTP wire;
  • checked Windows XP’s firewall and network settings;
  • checked that the computer is set to automatically obtain an IP address;
  • used his wire with another computer;
  • used a virtual machine in his computer to get an IP address;
  • reset the computer a lot of times;

All steps failed to get an IP address for his computer from our DHCP server.

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Author: Cyril Pauya Categories: Network Tags: , , ,