You are currently offline, waiting for your internet to reconnect

Wireless DHCP clients cannot obtain an IP address from the DHCP server in Windows XP

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

This article was previously published under Q313896
SYMPTOMS
In Microsoft Windows XP, when you try to log on to a wireless network (802.1X), or when you try to roam between access points on the wireless network, the client computer intermittently cannot obtain an IP address from the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server.
CAUSE
This problem may occur when the DHCP lease on the client computer has expired.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
windowsxp winxp
Properties

Article ID: 313896 - Last Review: 09/26/2005 19:40:39 - Revision: 4.3

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbfasttrack kbqfe kbbug kbfix kbnetwork kbwinxpsp1fix KB313896
Feedback