How resolve "Invalid IP Address" and "No Internet Access"
by thetirvine - 10/17/12 11:59 AM
First, thanks for taking the time to work these forums and answer questions like the following.
I got a Gateway Windows 7 laptop for work. It connects to our wireless network at work. I took it home.
It connects to the home wireless network, but has "No Internet Access."
Upon running the oh so helpful "Diagnose" options in Windows, it tells me there is an "Invalid IP Configuration."
Attached are screenshots from the Win7 machine and from my Mac, which I used to access the router wirelessly. You can see that the windows machine (ip 169.254.78.245) reads as an active wireless session on the router, but I can't figure out how to get it to go from the router to the internetz.
If you can please help me resolve that, it'd be great, as my IT guy at work basically says "well, it must be your router, then." Real helpful.
If you can help by letting me know how I can configure my router to take the windows machine online, that would be fantastic.