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My computer won't wirelessly connect to my computer. It keeps saying 'Acquiring network address'.

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  • rockleemaple Apr 15, 2009

    how do i do that?

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That means you didn't enter the correct network key when connecting to your wireless network. If your wireless network is not password enabled, you need to change the wireless channel of your router by accessing the router's setup page.

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