I have a new laptop and while I see the signal strength is excellent
the wireless sometimes failing to
acquire network address.
Its not something with the wireless since I have another
laptop and that one hasn’t having problem acquiring the network address and the
bizarre thing is that its not consistent sometimes its succeed and sometimes it’s
Anyone have any ideas?
If you are using the dell wireless utility to manage your card, then disable it, and manage your wireless adapter through the windows network connections. that way the wpa issue will be solved by windows xp wpa. i had a similar problem with my inspiron 1525 (dell wireless 1395)
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Re: Acquiring network address
I need to know the make and model of the computer and the make and model of the wireless router or access point you are trying to gain access to.Also what opeating system are you using? Is it Windows XP, Vista, Apple etc.? For troubleshooting purposes please have all wirless phones away from computer. I hane also noticed certain wirless mice people use with their laptops will interfere with getting a IP address from router. Please let me have all this information before you rate me. It is not possible to troubleshoot this problem without all the information I have requested.
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make sure you putting the wep key proper and use the same wireless key which is configure in to your daughter laptop. and also try tio ping the wireless ip address to make sure the connection is proper.
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There are a few things that can cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router. 1. Weak signal strength, check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move the wireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locate the wireless router higher up. 2. Have you secured your wireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? ie. change the default password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID, and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC address filtering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s to connect to your wireless router. 3. You could be getting interference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders, washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers and computers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, better still connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). 4. Check the channels of the wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcast channel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currently used but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interference with your wireless router from other wireless routers and access points in your area.
Check your device setting on the adapter and make sure they are set to get IP automatically. The check the router and verify that it is set to assign address by DHCP and that you have not exceeded your capacity. Some providers may have set a limit and the new device is not getting an address because there is not a free address. Your other option would be to assign the IP manually and connect. You might also try changing the channel your router is using to communicate on. This has been an issue with channel 6 on Cisco routers and HP machines in my area.