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Linksys can't find ip address

Wireless connection status keeps reading acquiring network address doing the repair doesn't seem to fix it

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  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    can't find ip address on laptop

  • rexical Dec 20, 2008

    i have linksis wrt54g router and a wireless network card wmp54g on a computer. not sure why the computer has such a big problem getting the ip of the router and i have to repair the connection many times before it connects. is it a conflict with the motherboard? i have formated and changed operating system and the problem still occurs. very very frustrating!


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TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 & Vista.

For XP, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

For Vista, Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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Try to make "full" restart to wireless router. Hold reset button down 8 seconds (It is delete all your settings). Then connect to your router with default IP (

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I ned to access the network setting information

Assuming the wireless Linksys routers use the same approach the best way to get the info you want would be to pull up the router admin page in a browser.

On a PC open up the Start Menu and click on Control Panel. Once there find the subheading under "Network and Internet" that says 'View network status and tasks" and click on that. You should have a list of networks on there. Find the wireless network you are using (typically Wireless or the name of the router) and click the link to the right of the "Connections" text (towards the right of the window). That should pop-up a new window "Wireless Connection Status" or similar. Press the 'Details' button.

This should get you a lot of info that you don't need, but scroll through and look for the "IPv4 Default Gateway" and note down the IP address (e.g. listed there. Open up a browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome and enter that IP address into the address bar. This should get you to the admin page for your router, enter the admin password if there is one.

Alternatively if all you were looking for was the general info on IP addresses and DNS servers the Network Connections Details page where the IP address was found should have all the information you need.

Aug 18, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Have a Belkin N150 router. Status constantly says acquiring network address. If you go to the support part it says invalid ip address.

Make sure your wireless card is set to acquire the IP address automatically. You can do this by going into:
  1. Go to "Start Menu >> Control Panel >> Network Connections"
  2. Right-Click on "Wireless Network Connection"
  3. Click on "Properties"
  4. Double-Click "Internet Protocol" which you should be able to see in the small list in the box
  5. Now you will be able to see an option to "Obtain IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically". make sure that both of these options are selected.
If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7, the flow is the same, but certain options are labeled differently:
  1. Go to "Start Menu >> Control Panel >> Network and Sharing Center"
  2. Click on "Manage Network Connections", which is located on the left hand side of the window.
  3. Right-Click on "Wireless Network Connection"
  4. Click on "Properties"
  5. Double-Click "Internet Protocol Version 4" which you should be able to see in the small list in the box
  6. Now you will be able to see an option to "Obtain IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically". make sure that both of these options are selected.
  7. Repeat 'STEP 4 and 5', but this time select "Internet Protocol Version 6".
you can check the IP address of the connection by checking ipconfig:
  1. Click on "Start >> Run" or "Start >> Start Search bar"
  2. type in "cmd" and then press "Enter"
  3. In the black box that appears on screen, type in "ipconfig" and hit "Enter"
  4. This will give you a long list of information about your connection. There should be a small heading called "Wireless LAN Adapter Wireless Network Connection" or "Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection".
  5. This will have an "IP Address" or and "IPv4 Address". If the IP Address starts with 192.168., then it means it should be functioning properly. If it gives you a 169.254. address, it means the laptop is likely faulty.
Hope this helps

Mar 05, 2011 | Routers

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  • Open Internet Explorer, it does not matter if you see error message such as "The page can not be displayed" . now erase everything on the address bar and type in this IP address: or the full address: s is the default IP address for the router set by Linksys.

  • 2 Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to connect to the router's web admin control panel. You will be prompted a login window for the username and password: the default admin username is "admin" and the default admin password is "password". If you can't connect to this admin control panel, you will need to change the IP address on your modem, maybe your modem is using the same IP also, just unplug the router from your modem, and hook up your computer directly to the modem and fire up the web browser and enter the IP and follow the on screen direction to get in.
  • 3 It will then ask you to change password, then you make up a password that is meaningful for you to remember. You will need to write down the username and password for future reference because I am sure you will forget. You will need to reset the router if you forget the router password, and that will erase everything saved inside the router setting. You can change your key in the wireless security setup section once in the router.

    Read more: How to Configure a Linksys WRT160N Router '
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    Acquiring network address

    Sometimes you have to change your computer's settings or the routers settings to know what type of encryption its looking for otherwise it will just stay on acquiring.

    Sep 19, 2009 | Linksys WRH54G Wireless Router

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    Linksys WRT54GX4 loses internet connection

    Not a problem, you have to consider maybe other devices and or networks competing/interferring with your network. If you know how to enter the Linksys router menu I would 1. change the frequency the router operates on 2. change the channel the router will use 3. change the default password to something else besides the default.

    All of the settings for your router out of the box are at default, wonder how many other people are running the same thing in your neighborhood? I always change from the default, you may also be receiving interference from devices using the same freq/channel as your router. Changing these will eliminate those possibilities.

    Don't forget to encrypt your network, that is most important.

    Jul 15, 2009 | Linksys WRT54GX4 WIRELESS 802.11G...

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    Secondary computer will not connect wirelessly; IP address problems.

    If the router is not assigning an IP then you are probably not actually connecting to the network. Try disabling your wireless security on the router and see if they connect. If they do then you know the problem lies in that direction.

    May 31, 2009 | Linksys WRT350N Wireless Router

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    Linksys WRT54G2 connects wired but won't connect wirelessly

    I don't think it's a problem with the ip address of the modem or the router since you got internet connection on LAN. I suggest that you try the basic wireless setup without any security etc and see if you can connect. If you can, then maybe it's the WEP setting that is causing the problem. The other problem could be the configuration of the firewall on the computer. You can disable all firewall on the computer and try to connect.

    Feb 27, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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    Opening the NAT connection for Xbox 360 working through 2 routers

    1. How do you connect your Linksys router to Belkin router? Do you connect your Linksys router to the Internet/WAN port of the Belkin?
    2. If so, what is the Internet connection type set in your Belkin router? Is it dynamic?
    3. If the Belkin router is set to dynamic IP and if it is obtaining an IP address from your Linksys router(you may check the status page of your Belkin router and look for IP address), then you may need to forward or set that IP address as the DMZ to your Linksys router. Make sure that XBOX is still configured as the DMZ host in your Belkin
    Hope this helps!

    Nov 15, 2008 | Routers

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    Laptop can not connect to router


    If you care to try, manually enter IP settings in your laptop as follows:
    IP Address -
    Subnet Mask -
    Default Gateway -
    DNS - whatever your ISP is using

    In your Internet Explorer >
    Tools, Internet Options, Connections tab, LAN settings button, check "Automatically detect settings", OK, Advance tab, check Use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections.

    Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

    Good luck and kind regards.

    Nov 23, 2007 | Linksys WRT300N Wireless Router

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