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Acquiring network address

Okay, my problem is a bit different from these others. I am connected and am able to access the internet, no problem. But what I don't get is why it says once in a while "acquiring network address.

When I double click the connection icon, it takes me to the "connection status" window. When I click on properties, it takes me to the "wireless network connection properties." Then I click on the "wireless network" tab, it shows "kagome" which is my wireless modem/router and it also lists "NETGEAR." I don't have netgear and have no idea how or why it is on there. At one time, it was first on the list, kagome 2nd on the list. I traded the order then set it to "on demand" and it seemed to work, now, I am getting the dreaded "acquiring network address" again which seems to be slowing down my computer. Should I remove this netgear completely? Could someone be trying to hack into my computer?

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Nobody's trying to hack your computer; you are accidentally trying to hack your neighbor's router. Your neighbor has a Netgear router and you are close enough to see it and perhaps he is running without security.

Perhaps at one time, you accidentally clicked on his router and tried to connect to it such that your PC now automatically tries to connect to his router again whenever it can.

The solution is to remove the Netgear router from your list.

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When getting "acquiring network address" that's no problem.

No one is hacking to your computer because the router has it's own firewall except for the people that is using your network.

Try to access the configuration page of the netgear, Turn off the MAC filtering of the router and Disable to wifi-protected setup then connect again to the network.

Let see if you get the same problem as before?

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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Set a Static IP Address on your computer to resolve the issue.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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