"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?


    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
  4. raoh

    f/fgeorge Guest

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