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Trying to set up a second computer for wireless

Trying to set up a second laptop computer for wireless access. Receive message ''Acquiring IP address'' and that is as far as I can get. Second computer is a 2005 vintage Dell utilizing XP. Network is active and indicates I am connected but IP address appears to an issue in accessing the internet. The first computer I hooked up works fine.

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What wireless mode is you router operating in? Does it support the cards on your other systems?

Do you have mac address control enabled?

Try disabling security temporarily to see if you can connect; your wireless connection may not be setup to authenticate properly.

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