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I just installed a wireless router and it stays on acquiring network address. Occasionally it will change to an automatic status, but then it goes right back to acquiring network address. Do I need to do something else to keep it from searching for a network address?

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Is there security on your router
also what brand and version is it

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Then check the IP address of the desktop computer - to do that, go to the command prompt by clicking on Start. Run, then type CMD and hit OK
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- if there's 4 replies, check if there's a security software installed on the computer for ex Norton, try disabling it temporarily and see if you can get online
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- to check TCP/IP settings on the computer, if you have xp, go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections then right click on Local Area Connection and click Properties, look for Internet Protocol TCP/IP , just double click on it and from there you will be able to see the status..

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Do you mean your computer wil not acquire a network address from the router? If this is the case on your computer, click on start then click on run, in the run window type in cmd and press the enter key. You will now be in the windows doss prompt. Once in the doss prompt type in 'ipconfig /release' with quotes removed and press enter. After you do this type in 'ipconfig /renew' with quotes removed and press enter. After you do this restart the computer and see if it acquires the address. If this does not work try restarting the router. Keep me posted. If you found this solution helpful please rate it. Thanks - Tech101

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  • In the start menu, click "Control Panel"
  • In the Control Panel window, click Switch to Classic View. If the text reads Switch to Category View, then you are already in Classic View and can skip to the next step.
  • In the Control Panel window, double-click Network Connections.
  • In the Network Connections window, right-click on the appropriate wireless network connection, and select View Available Wireless Networks.
  • In the Wireless Network Connection window, select your Wi-Fi (SSID)"Connect".
  • If you don't have a security code on it then In the Wireless Network Connection warning dialog, click "Connect Anyway" .
  • The Wireless Network Connection window will first indicate a status of Acquiring Network Address for your Wi-Fi, and a few seconds later will indicate a status of Connected. You are now connected to your router and can close the window.

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Hi, I've jst been looking on the web at the Mimo routers, you may find this article interesting, it may help even though its a couple of years old?

http://www.behardware.com/articles/614-2/wi-fi-mimo.html

Pay attention to part about 802.11n compatibility?
Perhaps try changing the IEEE standard on the router to 802.11g in the set up pages, as it may be set at 802.11n, which your older wireless card will not see.

As to the acquiring ip address message, try using a static ip address, here's a good guide:-

http://portforward.com/networking/static-xp.htm

Maybe this will help?

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Suggest you use this site I'm pretty positive it will help you connect..

http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

Just scroll down look for router name and model #.

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  1. Go to "Network Connection"
  2. Click Right "Wireless Network Connection" Go "Properties"
  3. Click at Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and click "Properties"
  4. At General bar,. Click on Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically and Alternate Configuration bars, click Automatic private IP address
  5. After all of this click "OK" and "Close"
  6. wait for 30 second and try to connect again

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you will need to make sure that DHCP is enabled within the routers settings as this will tell the router to assign ip addresses automatically, then go to network connections, right click on your network card>properties>TCP/IP line>properties and tick 'obtain an ip address automatically', click ok, close window and restart pc.

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belkin has a wizard to help you with the wireless setup.

maybe you have a security option turned on. check the router for security options.

make sure its on disable security to check the wireless part also check to see if the wireless option is turned on.

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Try resetting your IP address:
The laptop may be trying to use the IP address from the old router.

1) Click Start (assuming Windows 2000, XP, or Vista)
2) Click Run
3) Type in CMD
This will take you to a black command box
4) Type in: ipconfig/release
The chart should show your IP address as 0.0.0.0
Once this has happened, proceed to step 5
5) Type in: ipconfig/renew
You should now see a new IP address listed.

Also note that you need to set up your network key (assuming that you are using one) on both the router and laptop.
Make sure that your router is set up to perform as DHCP server.

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If you clicked repair connection at anytime, you need to reset the router, by way of a reset button on the rear or front, go to your wired network card properties in control panel>network connections, click TCP/IP line, click properties again and select obtain ip address automatically. At this point you can run the setup wizard again if you wish using the rj45 cable You should set up the router using an RJ45 lan cable which comes with the unit and get into the routers settings by typing it's ip address in your web browser 192.168.0.1. Check that DHCP is set at enabled to give your pc's an automatic ip address. Check that wireless is also enabled and save any changed settings. Go to the properties of your pc's wireless adapter in control panel network connections and on its TCP/IP line check that obtain ip address automatically is ticked. when you have set up your wireless connection and the router is set up correctly, disconnect the rj45 cable and if neccassary dissable the wired network card so as the router looks for your wireless adapter and gives it an ip address. When a connection is found by your wireless connection you need to go into the router again and set up your wireless security, using whatever method you choose eg WEP or WPA PSK. You need to select the numbers and letters mixture pass phrase that you use for encyption and use the same numbers in the wireless adapter when it asks for the passkey no., you should then be able to connect again securely.

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