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Cannot connet my laptop to he wireless router

It keeps saying it is acquiring network address. hey! it keeps saying aquiring network address and so many people have told me that i need to reconfigure my wireless adapter settings but i dont know how to do that!! if any's got some simple steps that i can follow then i would be very grateful! i am able to connect to the internet through my router and enet wire and i can connect on to some 1 else unsecured network but i want 2 connect 2 my own!! so please help!! thanks

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  • gups1 Nov 15, 2008

    hey!! thank u sooooooooooooooo much! i changed some settings and it seems 2 be working! but do u know if it is ok 2 use the WEP security setting instead of the other 1? I'm well happy!! THANK UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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Thanks again! Great serivce :)

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Hi gups1, I will try and help you make a start.

It would help to have the name and model number of your router if possible (eg Netgear, Linksys?)

First, look at the router itself. Is there a label on the base of it? Sometimes this tells you the address you need to get at your wireless settings. It will look something like http://192.168.0.1 If you have a manual, you should find this info in there.
You need to type this address into a web browser, as if you were going to look at a web page (but note, there is no 'www' in the address).

If you succeed in doing this, a box pops up requesting your username and password. If you don't know this, again look at the base of the router or in the manual.

If you succeed in logging in to your router, you will see a menu where you can configure or change your settings. Come back if you don't get this far, or if you need more help at this point.

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  • eecom Nov 15, 2008

    Sorry, I've just seen you've given the model number. :)

  • eecom Nov 15, 2008

    .... so this page should walk you through configuring your settings:

    http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files...

    Come back if it doesn't solve your problems though.

  • eecom Nov 15, 2008

    :) Hey, that's great news! I'm really pleased for you!

    WEP security is OK, but not strong and easy to break into. Try the WPA-PSK option for stronger security.

    You need to enter a passphrase when you select this, such as a sentence (no spaces) with some numbers. For example, 23happyHolidaystoeveryone56777.

    This phrase is also called a network key. You need this when you next log on to your network, then your computer can be set to 'remember' it and connect automatically. Note down the passphrase/network key carefully as you'll probably need it again!

    Good luck, and a big thank you for the feedback. :)

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