I'm hoping this is a well-known problem with a simple fix: I work at a study abroad program and most of the web-related problems that I see involve Vista machines that aren't picking up settings via DHCP. Windows 7, XP, OS X -- all fine. They'll auto-assign a bizarre IP like 188.8.131.52, as computers are wont to do when they don't pick up settings. I've tried turning off IPv6 support and have experimented with turning the broadcast flag off -- to no avail, obviously, since I'm writing here.
My solution so far has been to assign the users a static IP (under the alternate configuration setting) outside of the DHCP range, which works beautifully, but I'd like it to work appropriately.
The setup (in this case) is a Linksys/Cisco WAP4410N AP that gets its DHCP information from a Linksys RV082 router that is acting as the gateway.
Any ideas? Is it Vista-related, or am I doing something incorrectly?
Thanks in advance for the help.