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NO IP ADDRESS ON MY LAPTOP

I DON'T HAVE AN IP ADDRESS ON MY LAPTOP FOR MY WIRELESS CONNECTION.
IT SHOWS 0.00.0
HOW CAN I INSTALL OR DOWNLOAD ONE????

PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP.
THANKS,
JOSE H.

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Really there is a multitude of things that could be causing the problem. Some trouble shooting steps however.

1: Verify that the radio on the wireless router is on.
2: Check to see if the laptop has a hardware switch to physically turn on and off the wireless, (most made within the past 4 - 5 years do, if not a switch then a Fn Key + ___ Key combination usually)
3: Some Dells come with a wireless connection utility. If it does, disable this as XP and Vista do just fine on their own and a wireless utility just takes up resources and is one more thing to cause connection problems that does not need to be there.
4: Check the device manager (rt click "My Computer" scroll down to properties, click on "Hardware" tab, click on "Device Manager" (assuming this is XP, although Vista is much similar) ) Once in device manager check to make sure it sees the wireless adapter and that it does not have a yellow question mark or a red X through it. If it has an X right click to re-enable it. If it has a yellow question mark download the drivers from the manufacturers website.
5: If all else fails reinstall the driver
6: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK (although I have never had a problem with using this): If none of this works, google LSP Winsock Fix. Download the program, run it, restart the system and test.
7: If none of this works, then there is a possibility that the wireless adapter has a hardware problem and needs to be replaced.

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First try connecting with a Network (Ethernet cable)

If it accesses the internet double click on the Local Araea Connection, then click support

Use these values for the Wireless Network Connection

Right Click Wireless Connection --> Properties
Scroll down to TCP/IP clickonce --> Properties

Enter the values you found above when wired
it should now connect

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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