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Re: can't find mac address on my acer to connect to...
I think the wireless at your work filter computers based on their MAC address as a security measure hence you are unable to connect..
to find your comp's MAC address follow this:
From the Start button select Run
In the box which appears type cmd and click OK
A new windows will appear - at the prompt type ipconfig /all
The MAC address will be referred to as the Physical Address and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00-D1-AB-F2-G3-89 You will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet card. Make sure you use the correct one
do ask the admin of your work wireless system to add your comp's MAC address so that you are able to connect..
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Wireless problems can have various causes. Do other devices in your network work fine (other notebooks, smartphones)? And have you tested your Acer in other networks, like in a friends house, etc? If your notebook fails anywhere you use it, it may have a faulty wireless adapter (altough that's very rare). I would try to remove and reinstall the wireless driver and if that don't solve it, reinstall the OS (you could also have a virus problem). If the notebook works fine in other places, it could be your wifi router. Try turning it off and on.
Have you go MAC address filtering enabled, if so you will need to add the MAC address to your wireless router's MAC address table.
It is very difficult to diagnose the problem without knowing your wireless router's configuration and the wireless card configuration in your friend's computer.
The easiest way to give them access is to use a LAN cable, provided you have spare LAN ports on your wireless router.
Hi, They are four reasons why your wireless would say "acquiring network address" and later changing into "Limited or no connectivity" 1) Invalid WEP/WPA Encryption key. 2) Mac Filtering, Your friends might have disallowed the mac address of your laptop or he it might be filtered. 3) Short IP range mentioned on the router (May your friend has specified a short ip address range for DHCP) 4) Invalid configuration for wireless on Windows Vista To this problem, do this on your laptop 1) Start >> Control Panel >> Network and Sharing Center (Classic View) >> Manage Wireless network>> remove the wireless network by clicking and then right clicking on top of it and remove. 2) Now try to connect again to the wireless network, reenter the key and that should do it. If this doesn't work, then probably you have to ask your friend about the 2 and 3 possible cause listed above. Good luck! And Thanks.
Perhaps you turned on MAC address filtering in your router's wireless security settings? It's a pretty good security measure for not allowing unwanted visitors to try hooking up to your wireless internet connection, so it might have been recommended. Go to your router's configuration and see if MAC filtering is turned on. If it is, you have to add your second computer's wireless card MAC address to the "allowed" list. Your card's MAC address is sometimes written on it, but it's simpler to go to command prompt and type "ipconfig /all", which will show you details about all the network devices present in the system. Find the wireless card and note the MAC (physical) address. Note: in windows the address has a "-" dash as a separator, whereas normally a ":" colon is used as a separator and this is usually the way you have to enter it.
I get the feeling it is a security problem on your wireless access point. Try turning security off temporarily and see if the problem goes away.
The fact that you can connect to other networks tells me that your mac book network config is ok.
The reason the manual ip configuration doesn't work is because wireless connection connection has not succeeded. Kind of like not having the cable connected and expecting to find your DHCP server.
One thing that comes to mind and drove me completely insane once is your wireless network name (ssid) is case sensitive. So homenet is different from Homenet for example and you won't get any decent error messages.
With the security make it as simple as you can then slowly turn stuff back on (WEP and MAC filters for example) until it breakes again. Then you will know where your problem is.
I managed to figure it out. I had to clone the MAC address to get the router to connect to the Internet.
I still have another problem though, my laptop still won't connect to the router. I'm using Vista, is this a possible network adapter issue? My laptop is fine at connecting to other wireless networks round my friend's houses/libraries...
Problem solved. I disabled the security on my network. I connected the new laptop to the unsecure network. I saved the settings on the laptop for the unsecure network. I rebooted the laptop. I re-enabled security on the router. I tried to connect to the network. I got an error on the laptop saying the network saved settings did not match. I modified the settings to a secure network on the laptop and saved the 128 bit key. Rebooted everything. All works fine now.