No IP address in Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tronic, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Tronic macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2009
    So I've got a fresh install of Windows XP w/sp3 and all the bootcamp drivers from the Leopard disk.

    Im trying to connect to my wireless linksys router which is running WPA2-PSK/TKIP encryption, but despite an "excellent connection", it just hangs on "acquiring network connection." Digging a little deeper, I see that I'm not being assigned an IP address. This is further confirmed when I try to repair the connection and it can never renew my address. I have the latest broadcom 802.11n drivers from 10/22/08. Ive also tried to ipconfig /release and /renew to no avail.

    I'm currently downloading another copy of sp3, in case my version is a little old, but until then, does anyone have any ideas?

    Ive searched this forums and multiple other ones and just about every thread I come across is unanswered or dated info such as installing the newest broadcom drivers, which ive done.

    Of course, airport works like a champ in OS X.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    IIRC you have to use an SP2 CD and not SP3 to install xp, install the boot camp drivers from the CD and then the boot camp XP update from either Software Update or the Apple website and then install the network version of XP SP3.

    On the router front you could try updating the firmware and in it's LAN IP/DHCP section reserve the Mac (physical) address of the airport card and see if there is an option for a dhcp compatibility mode. I've found that even when they are setup right on XP dhcp for the airport and the ethernet do take far longer than they should.

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