"Acquiring Network Address" - I can't get past this message

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by raoh, May 6, 2007.

  1. raoh

    raoh Guest

    I have a desktop and a laptop connected to a linksys modem and a linksys
    wireless-g broadband router.
    My desktop works fine and my laptop works fine if I have it connected to the
    router via an ethernet cable.
    If I disconnect the cable and just trying connecting using wireless, I get
    the "acquiring network address" message.
    If I click on "repair", I get the same thing. My signal strength is high
    and the laptop actually connects wirelessly, but I just cannot get a valid
    IP Address.

    I did some research on google and tried the following suggestions:
    -run the "network setup wizard"
    -run the program "WinSock XP Fix"
    -manually assign the ip address and other settings instead of letting it
    happen automatically
    -reset settings using the following commands:
    -- netsh winsock reset catalog
    -- netsh int ip reset reset.log

    I found the following post from someone that claims this worked, but I am
    not sure how he did what he said he did:
    ------------------
    1. I accessed my wireless router via my router's software, deleted my
    wireless network and created a new one.
    2. My laptop was able to connect to it, and life was back to normal."
    ------------------

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get past this problem?

    Thanks,

    J
     
    raoh, May 6, 2007
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  2. raoh

    f/fgeorge Guest

    Did you turn on MAC filtering or WEP security?
     
    f/fgeorge, May 6, 2007
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  3. raoh

    J Guest

    Ok, I got it working.

    I disabled the encryption, reconnected to the wireless router and it worked.
    I then enabled encryption and then reconnected and it still works.

    Not sure why this fixed it.
     
    J, May 6, 2007
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  4. raoh

    f/fgeorge Guest

    Sometimes the order of things is very important.
     
    f/fgeorge, May 6, 2007
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