Acquiring Network address

  Willdogon 20:42 10 Aug 2009

I know this seems to have been covered a lot here, but none of the solutions suggested seem to have worked for me.

I am quite a novice at networking, so simple language please :)

I have just bought a new netbook - it has already been connected to 2 wireless networks - one at my parents when I first bought it & then again to the woreless connection on a train (dont know if this has caused a problem). However, when i got it home & ttied to connect to my Sky wireless through a Netgear router, i just keep getting 'Acquiring network address' and cannot connect.
I have tried typing in and into my IP adress settings, and the 'Acquiring network address' disappears & is replaced by 'Connected', but i cannot go onto the internet still..

Very confused about this...


  Willdogon 20:43 10 Aug 2009

oh yes & i have tried connecting through an ethernet cable & it connects absolutley fine

  ambra4 09:13 14 Aug 2009

Check that the wireless card is “Enable” from the Network Connection Area

Start – Setting - Network Connection - Right click-“Wireless Area Connection”- Enable

or Disable as required

If already “Enable” try “Disabling” and re “Enabling” the wireless card

Check these setting on the wireless card

Right click on Wireless Icon in the task bar

Click Status – General - Properties

Click Wireless Network Tab – In the “Preferred Network” display box highlight your

network name and click Properties

Tick “ Connect even if this network is not broadcasting”

Click Connection Tab – Tick “ Connect when this network is in range”

Click OK

At the top of display the type of Wireless Card will be displayed

Click Configure - Click-Advanced Tab

Check the following: -

‘Auto Connection Mode” is Enable

“Power Saving Mode” Set to Cam (Constantly Awake Mode)

Click - Power Management Tab (If Available)

Un Tick “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”

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