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Home router won't exchange IP to set up wireless on laptop??

My IBM laptop has been connected to several wireless networks, but this place I just moved into won't read the IP address from the router. It's a bright house network router and there's 2 other laptops connected in the house onto it already - Vista & a Mac - I have XP. Any suggestions? Status just ready ''searching network address'' and IP is all 0's. How can I enter it manually? Not 100% sure of laptop type, but IBM T?? - not with me now.

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Try resetting the router to factory settings, it may have been set to allow only 2 or 3 wireless connections, just take a pen and hold it in the reset hole on the back of the router till all the lights blink and it restarts

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Go to My Network Places, right click on My Network Places to get a menu
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