wireless connectivity problems

  piggylen 09:14 18 Apr 2009

I have an Orange Livebox and use it to connect wirelessly to my son's Xbox. It all works well, but I keep getting a Wireless Network Connection Status error message on the computer which says "you might not be able to access the internet or some network resources. This problem occured because the network did not assign a network address to the computer" How can I sort it out?
Thank you

  Technotiger 09:50 18 Apr 2009

Some wireless cards will not connect to unsecured networks. You may need to assign a network key via the router's internet gateway on the working computer, then enter the network key in the Xbox's configuration info.

Or failing that, put your question into the Networking forum listed on the left of this page.

  piggylen 11:00 18 Apr 2009

Hi Technotiger
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I am a bit of a technophobe and have no idea what a wireless card is, or a network key, or a router't internet gateway. Any chance of an interpretation please?!!

  tasslehoff burrfoot 11:15 18 Apr 2009

Sounds to me like your computer is expecting to be served an address via DHCP but is not receiving one.

Either set a static address on the computer or check the DNS settings on the router.

  Graphicool1 11:16 18 Apr 2009

In the 'Helproom' we are general practitioners. I suggest you close down this thread and open a new one in the 'Networking' forum. Where you can put your question to the specialists.

To close this thread scroll down till you see a button on the right with 'Resolved' on it and an empty box along side of it. Click the box and a green tick will appear. Then click 'Resolved'

On the righthand side of this page you will see a list of the 'Forums', scroll down and click on 'Networking' :¬]

They will spell it out for you to follow. :¬]

  Technotiger 11:18 18 Apr 2009

I am not experienced enough to give you detailed instructions. However, if you go to the Networking forum as I suggested above, you should get the help you need.

Or maybe Tasslehoff Burrf can help further?

Good luck.

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