My laptop recently started receiving "acquiring address" for my wireless connection although the signal strength is excellent. The wireless router and cable modem are plugged into a desktop and then my laptop picks up the signal.
I have tried resetting both, nothing. Recently I tried logging in on the desktop to the IP address of router: 192.168.1.1 - it says the device is running on 192.168.1.3 - when I try logging into to that, it says the server doesn't connect...what should I do?
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Re: Router won't log into it's IP address online
It appears to me that you have everything plugged into the desktop PC. This is not the way that it should be done. Plug the cable modem into the wireless router via the Internet/WAN port. Plug your desktop PC into one of the ports numbered 1-4. Now connect to the router via the wireless connection for the router and you should be able to now connect to the internet with your laptop.
If it still does not work, power down everything in this order: Laptop, Desktop, Router, Cable Modem. Bring everthing up in the reverse order (Cable Modem, Router, Desktop, Laptop) waiting for each device to stablize before moving to the next.
Once you get everything working, turn on your wireless security (WPA not WEP) asap to keep your computers and surfing safe, and to keep intruders off your network.
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Pls try this following below and just cool down and read through,
Physical causes and What to Do...
Network card could be faulty or malfunctioning, or the port on the card itself. Make sure lights show on the card and if they don't, replace with another one that works.
Check that your router or the server is turned on so that the laptop can acquire a valid IP address.
Double check to make sure the wireless card on the laptop is turned on. Do not assume it is on by default, do it yourself.
Logical or Software causes and solutions
Many of us are online buyers. Items sold on the internet, especially used items, are not in their default settings. Previous owners do not always reset them before sale, and this causes a lot of issues and unwanted beheaviours. Below are some of the common settings found on Routers:
ISP user name and password. If you want to connect to the internet check with your ISP to get your own User name and password, if not ignore this step.
Looking at the security options, make sure:
MAC address Filtering is not enable. If it is, remove all the MAC addresses on the MAC address table, and enter your Laptop's network card MAC address. With MAC Filtering On, do not forget to enter the MAC addresses of all you wireless devices on to its table.
Wireless key settings. Disable the wireless key settings and configure it to meet your requirements.
A Laptop to Laptop connection, please make sure the wireless settings on both laptops are the same.
Inconsistent wireless Keys. The key on the laptop has to match the one configured on the router.
Drivers out of date, update your wireless adapter drivers or your router firmware by checking the manufacturer web site.
Wireless not enable on the router. If wireless is not enable on the router, there is no Wi-Fi signal at all. some Router would have wireless turned off by default, and it is the administrator decision to use it or not.
DHCP Server misconfiguration. Make sure the DHCP (Dynamic Hosts Configuration) server is properly configured:
Enough IP address lease for your network devices
The server itself is not down
Some simple troubleshooting methods are:
Repair the connection. On Windows, click start - Control panel and then Network connections; chose the right connection icon, right then select repair. Windows will, temporarily, disable and re-enable your network adapter to attempt a connection.
Reset the IP stack. Click start then Run. At the command prompt type "command" or cmd for short, you are then presented with the command prompt window. Type "netsh int ip reset resetlog", and then restart your Laptop. This applies to desktop computers as well.
Reset the router to its factory default. Most routers we use at home are fitted with a reset button, by pressing and hold it for few seconds will bring the router to its factory default. This method solves a lot of the issues mentioned earlier, in one go.
You have changed your TCP/IP settings and it cannot communicate with your wireless router.
Open the Control Panel, Click on Network Connections, then right click on Wireless Network Connection, then scroll down and click on to highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click on the Properties button.
Select (click on) Obtain an IP address automatically
Select (click on) Obtain DNS server address automatically
Click OK and close and shutdown and reboot Windows
Sounds like the router may need a firmware update as the DHCP service is failing to run correctly.
You can however just use a static ip address.
First of all find out the network address in use.
eg. 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.2.1
to find out, - start menu - run - cmd - ok - ipconfig
Log on to the client computer as Administrator or as Owner.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections.
Click Network Connections.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
Click the General tab, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the This connection uses the following items list, and then click Properties.
In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click Obtain an IP address automatically (if it is not already selected), and then click OK.
Note You can also assign a unique static IP address in the range of 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254. For example, you can assign the following static IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway:
IP Address 192.168.0.2 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 Default gateway 192.168.0.1
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.
when using the range extender you have to make sure you set the SSID, channel & wireless key in the range extender the exact same as the router also it has to be in the same IP range so if the router IP address is 192.168.0.1 the range extender IP address has to change from 192.168.1.240 to 18.104.22.168. Hope that helps.
Verify that the DHCP feature of the router is enabled. Alternately, you may want to set the PC to use static IP configurations rather than "Obtain an IP address automatically". Sometimes WinXP WiFi configuration messes connections when none WEP or WPA is used.
You may want to fix set your PC's WiFi config to IP Add:192.168.1.2; Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 and Default Gateway: 192.168..1 (that is of course assuming that your NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router uses the 192.168.0.1 IP add).
If this still does not work, pls post back so we can figure out tricking the WinXP WiFGi config to connect.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
You're not telling us much.
What's the OS and what have you tried? Wired or wireless?
This problem is usually solved by resetting the router to defaults and starting over, following the directions carefully.
sometimes windows messes the whole network up when using the set up wizard, you need to go to the properties of your wireless cards and check on the TCP/IP line that the radio button that says obtain ip address automaticaly is ticked.
Go into the routers properties menu and check that DHCP is enabled and so allow the router to allocate ip addresses automatically, although you may need to do this via an rj45 cable and not wireless to begin with.