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Laptop can not connect to router

When my laptop trys to connect to my wireless n router is says it is "acquiring network address". But is never does acquire one. When I look at the details over on the left side of the screen (running XP) it also says acquiring network address, on the next line down it says "firewalled". It is also showing IP address as and same with subnet.

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Change the channel setting of the router

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Re: laptop can not connect to router


If you care to try, manually enter IP settings in your laptop as follows:
IP Address -
Subnet Mask -
Default Gateway -
DNS - whatever your ISP is using

In your Internet Explorer >
Tools, Internet Options, Connections tab, LAN settings button, check "Automatically detect settings", OK, Advance tab, check Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections.

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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Go to your local area connection from Control panel>Network and internet connection>Network connection.There choose the property of your local area connection.

In property,uncheck the option Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity.And choose OK button.Now you have done.Now disable and enable local area connection from network connection.You will seenotification saying acquiring network address and connected.The error of limited area connectivity will never disturb you again.

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XP laptop will not acquire network address after restarting. It works right after running the setup disk but will not work after a restart. Motorola-6FF0D modem/router connected to Windows 7 desktop. Have...

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