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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 0.0.0.0. and same with subnet.

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  • Spiritman Nov 23, 2007

    it took a while but finally connected and acquired an IP address. But now my Internet Explorer wont work says there is a connnection problem.

  • lesleyf21 Dec 11, 2007

    we just installed a wrt300n wireless router and sometimes I cannot connect to the wireless. Even when I can I cannot connect to the internet



    Any suggestions?



    Thanks

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    My laptop won't connect to home network....requires a security password...How can I retreive it?

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    I have a problem my one PC work very good,but other PC don"t wanna work,i cant open home page,in one word i cant receive a internet,only one i can do its just open Skype. Please help me.Thanks.......

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Change the channel setting of the router

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Hi,

If you care to try, manually enter IP settings in your laptop as follows:
IP Address - 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - 192.168.1.1
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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