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Wireless connection tells me it cant validate or acquire ip addrs

My wireless connection kept telling me it couldnt validate my identity. I did what i read (on here) to do, and it stopped giving me that message. Now, it gives me a message saying limited or no connectivity.

how can i get this to work again? it used to work great...

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You IP address needs to be renewed click on the limited or no connectivity. Click repair and allow it allow the computer to reset the IP address. If this does not work you need to uninstall your network driver in the control panel and reinstall it. I would find out the type of network card that you have and then download the new drivers from Internet before you unstall your current nic drivers. If you do not have access to the Internet on this system. Do this on another system and place it on a usb key or cd.

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