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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Re: cannot connet my laptop to he wireless router
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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Hi there, this issue happens if your computer cannot acquired IP address from the router. please test your router first if other computers can connect to it. If Yes, then theres something wrong with your computer wireless adapter. in order to resolved this issue is try to reisntall the drivers of your wireless adapter. it is usually located at the driver disk that came with the system. If other computer cant connect also to the router then there is something wrong with your router. sometimes alll you need to do there is restore the router from original factory settings by pressing the reset key. if same issue happened after reset then you have to call your routers manufacturer for possible replacement. thanks!
You wireless network must be secured You will need to check the wireless settings of the router. Is there any computer online using the router. check the IP address on that computer. If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer. router set up page is the page where you can check all the router settings. Click Here for more information about the routers and network
If you're trying to connect wirelessly, and it says "acquiring address" and never connects, it's most likely because your wireless network has an encryption key enabled, and the encryption key on your laptop/netbook doesn't match. You should disconnect from your home wireless network, and then try to re-connect to it. Verify that you're using the correct wireless key to connect. If that still doesn't work, you should reset your router to factory defaults so that there's no wireless key required to connect - and then try again. If you want to put the wireless key back, you can run the CD or connect to the router using the web interface and configure it again.
in connecting wirelessly to the router, we need to make sure the encryption on the router.
Access the router setup screen, check the IP address first of the computer.
Open IE type there 192.168.1.1 username is blank and password is admin.
once it is on the setup screen checked the wireless tab and look for wireless security, verify it and try to connect again.
in your wireless computer, right click wireless connection and go to view available wireless network, try to connect - input the network key if in case it is not asking you for it, click the changed the order of the preferred networks and then removed all the preferred networks there, then try to connect again and you will now be asked for a network try to connect and you should be connected then.
That means you didn't enter the correct network key when connecting to your wireless network. If your wireless network is not password enabled, you need to change the wireless channel of your router by accessing the router's setup page.
If compuetr always saying acquiring network address you can try firt restarting the computer, but if still wont get a valid ip address, you need to adjust the wireless settings of the router and after that try to reconnect to the wireless network....