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New computer hung at "Acquiring network address"

I am attempting to connect my new HP 8510p laptop computer to the router using a wireless connection and I keep getting this msg. I'm running Win XP Pro, SP2. The MAC address of the laptop shows up in the Attached Devices on the router. The router has been instructed to explicitly allow this connection, and yet I have no internet access on that computer. Periodically I'll see the msg flash to "Automatic" but then within seconds it's back to "Acquiring network address." Anyone know how to fix this? thanks!

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Re: new computer hung at "Acquiring network address"

Log on to the router. ( open IE and type in or -- depending on what the IP of the router is ) . You can find the ip of the router by clicking Start --> Run --> cmd and then typing ipconfig.
Once you log on to the router, run the set up wizard. Most of the times, this should help.

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Re: new computer hung at "Acquiring network address"


Verify that the DHCP feature of the router is enabled. Alternately, you may want to set the PC to use static IP configurations rather than "Obtain an IP address automatically". Sometimes WinXP WiFi configuration messes connections when none WEP or WPA is used.

You may want to fix set your PC's WiFi config to IP Add:; Subnet Mask: and Default Gateway: 192.168..1 (that is of course assuming that your NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router uses the IP add).

If this still does not work, pls post back so we can figure out tricking the WinXP WiFGi config to connect.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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