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    Mr TVTL
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    Weird ipconfig information from a wireless network card

    Hi there,

    I'm on my father-in-law's laptop right now, because he mentioned that
    the wireless network card wasn't working. I eventually got it to work
    and am able to access the Internet, etc. with it (which is what I'm
    doing now), but there's one really odd quirk that I noticed in the
    ipconfig:

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network
    Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7E-22-7D-06

    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 07 ?????, 2010
    07:57:01 ?.?
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 07 ?????, 2010 08:57:01 ?.?

    The question marks associated with the lease date are what shows up in
    the ipconfig output...they're not what I typed in at all.

    I can't seem to do a Google search on five question marks to find
    anything out of use, so I'm wondering what could have caused this, and
    is it a possible early sign of a failing NIC? Other computers connect
    to the router fine and don't give me this message.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Don Phillipson
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    Re: Weird ipconfig information from a wireless network card

    "Mr TVTL" <mrtvtl@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:030758df-8a7a-43ce-9110-55a934263ff1@i13g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...

    > . . . one really odd quirk that I noticed in the ipconfig:
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    . . .
    > Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 07 ?????, 2010
    > 07:57:01 ?.?
    > Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 07 ?????, 2010 08:57:01 ?.?
    >
    > I can't seem to do a Google search on five question marks to find
    > anything out of use, so I'm wondering what could have caused this, and
    > is it a possible early sign of a failing NIC? Other computers connect
    > to the router fine and don't give me this message.


    My IPCONFIG always shows the lease (whatever that is) dated today
    and expiring today. It makes no difference to how the network runs
    (wireless, with marginal reception quality, so that it occasionally
    fails completely: no indicator of this in IPCONFIG has yet been noticed.)

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)



  3. #3
    Brian Cryer
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    Re: Weird ipconfig information from a wireless network card

    "Mr TVTL" <mrtvtl@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:030758df-8a7a-43ce-9110-55a934263ff1@i13g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi there,
    >
    > I'm on my father-in-law's laptop right now, because he mentioned that
    > the wireless network card wasn't working. I eventually got it to work
    > and am able to access the Internet, etc. with it (which is what I'm
    > doing now), but there's one really odd quirk that I noticed in the
    > ipconfig:
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
    >
    >
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network
    > Adapter
    >
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7E-22-7D-06
    >
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    >
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    >
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    >
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    >
    > DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    >
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    >
    > Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 07 ?????, 2010
    > 07:57:01 ?.?
    > Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 07 ?????, 2010 08:57:01 ?.?
    >
    > The question marks associated with the lease date are what shows up in
    > the ipconfig output...they're not what I typed in at all.


    I'd *guess* that the question marks should refer to the names of a month and
    am/pm, and that it is trying to display these according to the current
    locale settings. In which case I'd check the locale settings as it may be
    that something is amis with the date formats which are set there.

    Don't think its a reflection on the NIC, just something mis-configured in
    windows.
    --
    Brian Cryer
    http://www.cryer.co.uk/brian


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