DHCP is not working in Windows® Vista
What are the issues when DHCP stops working in Windows Vista system and what are its possible causes?
Windows Vista is unable to get an IP address from some routers or from some servers using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol which is occurred due to the difference in the design between the Windows Vista and the other Microsoft Windows. Even after reloading the Wireless network the DHCP does not work due to which the DHCP client service does not run on the computer. A router and most of the other devices which are configured as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server is set on the network and these devices are not capable of supporting the DHCP BROADCAST flag. Due to the incompatibility with some of the routers and network configuration the DHCP does not work in the Windows Vista.
Following are the causes due to which DHCP stops working and tips to fix the issues:
- More on issues
- Causes of DHCP not working
- Tips to fix the issue
More on issues
If you are not able to renew the address of your computer from the network i.e. from the DHCP server there are chances of several issues to occur which is due to local connectivity. If you compare with the Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista uses a different DHCP protocol that is not recognized by some of the routers. DHCP does not work on both the wireless and wired connections and it almost stops in the Windows Vista.
Causes of DHCP not working
The issue due to which the DHCP stops working in Windows Vista is because there is a difference in the design between the Windows Vista and the other Microsoft Windows. In Windows XP the Broadcast flag in DHCP packets are disabled whereas in the case of Windows Vista the Broadcast flag is not set as disabled because of which the routers and other DHCP servers is not able to process the DHCP packets.
There are many possible ways to fix the issue that is caused in Windows Vista when DHCP stops working. You need to disable the DHCP broadcast flag in order to avoid the problem. You also need to modify the registry because if you don’t modify the registry correctly there are chances of serious problem to occur. You need to keep the backup of registry values before you start modifying them or can restore the registry value in the case the problem occurs.
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