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Stuck at Acquiring network address

I feel your pain.... I am experiencing the same. I am installing a wireless usb adapter to my laptop and it says acquiring network address, then it keeps trying, last it disconnects. I read that it might be the encryption key that was entered. If it is not entered correctly, this is what happens. Another, is that it could be that you need to bridge your modem. If you go to the command prompt, start> run>cmd, then type the ipconfig and hit enter; if you get a 192.168.XXX then you will need to contact your ISP to inform them you need to bridge your modem. All this is done after you plug your ethernet cable directly into your laptop. This means that the ethernet cable is into the modem then into the computer ether port. If not connection, then you need to bridge.
All of this is what i read, but I haven't tried anything but the cmd. Unfortunately, my laptop doesn't have an ethernet port so there is no direct way to see if i need to have a bridge...? Anyway, hope this helps a little.
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Hi,

Follow the steps below:

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply.
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab.
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:
1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove. Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight thee SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.

Make sure that you have the correct security key for the wireles connection.

Let me know if you need any further help.

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