Unable to Obtain a Lease from SonicWALL DHCP Server on a Windows XP-Based Computer

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Article ID: 295319 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

On a Windows XP-based computer, you are unable to obtain a lease from a SonicWALL product that has a DHCP server.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs due to an incompatibility issue with the earlier versions of the BIOS of the SonicWALL products. A network trace shows that the DHCP server sending a negative acknowledgment (NACK) in response to the DHCP request.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this behavior, upgrade the firmware on the SonicWALL product to the latest version.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

In a network trace of the DHCP packets, you see the following sequence:
   Discover  (From client)
   Offer     (From Server)
   Request   (From client)
   NACK      (From server)
				
In a successful trace, you see the following sequence:
   Discover
   Offer
   Request
   ACK
				

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Article ID: 295319 - Last Review: January 13, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Keywords: 
kbhardware kbnetwork kbprb KB295319

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