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Stuck on obtaining ip address windows xp

I have connection but netgear is stuck on obtaining ip address

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    Melissa Dec 03, 2012

    Thank you Max, but this is an adapter not a router. I haven't turned this computer on for 4 years. It's a dell with windows xp. It shows that I have a strong signal & that Im connected but gets stuck "obtaining ip address" & in status there is no ip address just 0's. My 9 year old son wants jurassic park og from 2003! Since he still believes in Santa I want his wish to come true, so I got the game off of ebay, set up the old computer, got a wireless netgear adapter, & got a new wireless mouse. Im so close but no cigar. Im a mac gal so old windows is a foreign language to me. Any help would be so appreciated. Thank you again for your reply. That is so nice because you didn't have to. Mel

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 03, 2012

    Adapter ? as in a USB? What Make, Model? Did it come with software? Try this procedure:

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 03, 2012

    Did you install the drivers for Netgear adapter? Is the adapter here:

  •  Melissa
    Melissa Dec 03, 2012

    Yes, & I went on every support page & followed all the instructions. It's a netgear n600 wireless dual band usb adapter wnda3100v2. I have xfinity wireless. Ill try the sites you posted & get back to you. Thank YOU :)

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 03, 2012

    It's a dual band. OK, Your Win XP is Fully Updated? Run Windows Updates, and take a look at this on page 1.2 , a Hotfix :

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 03, 2012

    4 years of updates! You have open a Pandora's Box"! The Service Pack updates + assorted windows/ hardware updates , better put on a pot of coffee. Let me know how it goes.

  •  Melissa
    Melissa Dec 03, 2012

    Ha! A stronge pot off coffee with my eggnog creamer :) Starting now on the updates. Ill let you know. Thanks Max!

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 03, 2012

    By the end, you will need more than eggnog in that coffee, I prefer Baileys Irish Cream, Thank You

  •  Melissa
    Melissa Dec 03, 2012

    Yummmmm, that sounds good too! & hot butter spiced rum.....not in the coffee, after the coffee :,

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 03, 2012

    I recently did a factory restore on a Win XP system, I was at it for 36 hours. Hundreds of Windows/Hardware updates. It's was a "Two Pot-o-Coffee" repair.

  •  Melissa
    Melissa Dec 04, 2012

    Oh my gosh Max!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I just throw it out the window...literally?

  •  Melissa
    Melissa Dec 09, 2012

    Howdy...Im back & alive :) So updating to all the new versions for windows xp fixed all the problems. Thank you so much for all your help. I connected to ethernet to update then I was able to upload the wireless adapter. Tah Dah :) The computer is very slow, but its only for the games. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 09, 2012

    Brilliant! You can use CCLEANER : To clean the junk from your machine. ALSO in TOOLS, STARTUP, Disable ALL unnessary startup programs. A little program I use to play games, in slower machines, is GAME BOOSTRE 3.4 at : ALSO , Here are some tips you can use to Speed up your machine: Happy Holiday to you and yours.



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Try to remove all power/battery from both devices unplug from AC. plug in wireless device, wait for self test to complete, plug in computer. If that fails reset netgear to default settings by pushing and holding reset button for 30 seconds. Try to connect. Reconfigure wireless SSID and security.

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  • max carson
    max carson Dec 04, 2012

    That ,of course, is your choice. I prefer the pond out back, you can walk across the pond on obstinate machines. That said, Why dont, you use a Ethernet cable?



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Chapter 1: Connecting the Wireless-G Broadband Router
Hardware Installation
1. Locate an optimum location for the Broadband Router. The best place for the Broadband Router is usually at
the center of your wireless network, with line of sight to all of your mobile stations.
2. Fix the direction of the antenna. Try to place it in a position that will best cover your wireless network.
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3. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Broadband Router’s Internet port. Then, connect the other
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4. Connect your network PCs or Ethernet devices to one of the Broadband Router’s numbered ports with a
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5. Connect the AC Power Adapter to the Broadband Router's Power Socket and the other end into an electrical
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Chapter 2: Configuring the PCs
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operating system you are using. Make sure that an Ethernet or wireless adapter (also known as a network
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1. Click the Start button. Select Settings and click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Network icon.
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itself, select that line. Click the Properties button.
3. Click the IP Address tab. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
4. Now click the Gateway tab, and verify that the Installed Gateway field is blank. Click the OK button.
5. Click the OK button again. Windows may ask you for the original Windows installation disk or additional files.
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1. Click the Start button. Select Settings and click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Network and Dialup
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Once the new window appears, click the OK
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