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Netgear usb adapter will not acquire ip address from router

The adapter is the netgear wg111v2 usb type. i have installed the config utility and everything but when it connects to the router. everything is ok, the wep key works...i can connect. it just gives me all zeroes for my ip address. it wont acquire one for some reason. any help anyone?? im using windows xp pro on an ibm thinkpad t43p. ive also tried using the wireless program with microsoft and the program or utility with netgear. both have connected with the router but have been unable to acquire an ip address. PLEASE HELP!!

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  • Waxboy Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem with this adaptor connected to a desktop so it is not the card. Anyone have any ideas?

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Most laptops have a wireless card built in them and if you have one you should try using that instead and form past experiences USB adapters don't generally work on laptops in which case if you laptop has the slot for it you should buy a card like this http://www.netgear.com/Products/Adapters/SuperGWirelessAdapters/WG511T.aspx

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