Speedtouch 576 hangs at "Acquiring Network Address" Wireless

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Ali Chambers, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Ali Chambers

    Ali Chambers Guest


    I'd be really grateful for any advice here:

    I have a Intel Centrino Fujitsu laptop with a built in wireless card.
    The wireless card connects to other wireless networks but not my home

    I also know my home network works, as I am using my fujitsu laptop with

    an ethernet cable. My second laptop connects via wireless to my home
    network fine.

    When I try to connect via wireless on my fujitsu laptop to my home
    network, I get:

    and it hangs at:
    "Acquiring Network Address"....

    I've tried disabling the firewall, restarting the wireless connection
    and nothing works!

    I'm using AOL (UK) broadband with a Speedtouch 576 router.

    Oh - I can get the laptop to connect to AOL by disabling WEP security
    on the router. But I don't want to have to use an unsecured network.

    Can anyone help!
    Thanks - alex
    Ali Chambers, Sep 21, 2006
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  2. Ali Chambers

    Peter Pan Guest

    Check your setting for a dhcp server and dynamic/static ip's... The wireless
    portion can hand out wireless IP addresses, that allows multiple wireless
    connections each with it's own address, as more log on they get the next one
    available to be handed out.. however, if you only allow one address to be
    handed out, the first wireless gets it, and the next one tries to get the
    same address already in use by the first one (will usually hang on Acquiring
    Network Address).... Sounds like your symptoms...(second wireless, and same
    error message)

    Could be a problem with using the same laptop as a wired connection
    sometimes and a wireless at others... I usually have to reboot my laptop
    when I change from wired/wireless connections.. you may want to try that
    first (thats easy, quick, and free :)
    Peter Pan, Sep 21, 2006
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  3. robert evdo hsdpa kim, Sep 21, 2006
  4. Ali Chambers

    Ali Chambers Guest

    Ali Chambers, Sep 22, 2006
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