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"acquiring network address" problem

I purchased this Netgear router for my parents and installed it to their desktop computer well over a year ago. Since then, I have logged on to the internet numerous times on my laptop without the need to enter their password more than that first time. Today, however, altho i accessed the web on THEIR computer, i was required to enter their password on my laptop (trying to remember that was a challenge in itself!) and cannot get beyond the ACQUIRING NETWORK ADDRESS message. I have made numerous attempts to get a connection by rebooting the modem, router, computer, etc. to no avail. PLEASE HELP??? This is soooooo infuriating!! Thx much!

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  • kerryyokee Oct 26, 2008

    this was totally the problem (I am "guest" above). thanks SO much for your assistance!!!

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If u r facing this problem then u have to first make sure that ur wi fi should be on dhcp(allow ip address automtically in lan card as well as in wi fi router(apipa entry)
and in wi fi router just check it in lan that ur dhcp is enabled ..
still same problem then type command ipconfig/renew..
plz check it it will give u 100%solution in same problem ip address acquiring ?????????
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The password might have been changed that's why you keep getting "acquiring network address", the password is incorrect. What you can do is just reset the router. There's a reset button at the back of it, press and hold it down for 10 seconds then release, unplug the power now for 10 seconds then plug it back in. That will disable the wireless password, just re-enable it.

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