Router problem - acquiring network address

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Matthew Long, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Matthew Long

    Matthew Long Guest

    Hiya, can someone help me with a problem I have with my wireless adsl
    router.

    I bought a Belkin one last Saturday, and it all seemed to be working fine,
    but yesterday lunchtime, when I switched my PC on, it said 'no, or limited
    connection'
    I tried using the 'repair' option, but it just keeps saying 'acquiring
    network address', but not getting any further than this. I switched off the
    router at the plug for about 30 seconds, then tried it again, and everything
    seemed fine.
    Then I switched my PC on again tonight, and exactly the same thing happened
    again. Switching it off and on again sorted it. Have a got a faulty router?
    Or is there a setting I've not got right somewhere?

    I have the router directly connected to my PC, and a wireless connection to
    my fiancee's Laptop. Both PC and Laptop can't get any further than
    'acquiring network address'

    Thanks for any help given!

    Matthew Long
     
    Matthew Long, Oct 14, 2005
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  2. Matthew Long

    John Navas Guest

    [POSTED TO alt.internet.wireless - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <WbS3f.320$> on Fri, 14 Oct 2005 17:48:38 GMT,
    Your Belkin router is hanging, a known and too common problem with cheap
    low-end routers. If there's later firmware for your router, try that.
    Otherwise, unload the puppy and get something better.

    Cheap, good, reliable -- pick (at most) two.
     
    John Navas, Oct 14, 2005
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  3. Matthew Long

    Matthew Long Guest

    Your Belkin router is hanging, a known and too common problem with cheap
    I took it back! I've bought a BT Voyager 2110 adsl router now. It was £10
    more, but if it's more reliable, then that's £10 more well spent!


    Matthew Long
     
    Matthew Long, Oct 16, 2005
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