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Hi, i have an acer travelmate 4010 laptop and when i want to connect to the wireless network it can't acquire network address but it still connects to the internet. is this something i should worry about? thanks for help.

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Sometimes this can happen, but if your'e connected to the net it will have been given one otherwise it would tell you 'Limited Connectivity', you can check the ip address by going to network connections in control panel and then, right click on icon>status, then support tab, there will be the ip address

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The wireless network may be encrpyted with a wep password. So you will need to check this in the network when you see the detected network click connect. you will be promted for a wep password.

Second thing you will need to check if you must specify and ip address. a subnet and a gateway address or leave it dynamic that is it will find an Ip address and everything automatically by itself.
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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,
Let's setup DHCP then for you.

go to please...

start, control panel, network and sharing centre,
manage network connections, right click the LAN connection and choose properties, double click internet protocol ver 4, when the dialog box appears, check that you are configured here for
" obtain an I.P address automatically "
click this circle if not,

you are now setup for DHCP
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reboot now.
try the internet now

Hope this helps
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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.

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It might be that the Operating System is preventing connection to the router because:
  • the network is unsecured. look for the "Connect Anyway button";
  • the Amilo's WiFi is set to a manually configured IP address, pls try "Obtain an IP address automatically" in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties of the Wireless Network Connection of the Control Panel/Network Connections;
  • it maybe that your Amilo has its own WiFi configuration and if so, you should disable the OS to manage your wireless connection.
Incidentally, you could try downloading a third party Wireless network detection software that is to verify that the Amilo's wireless card is working and that it can sense the Wireless router. An example would be NetStumbler.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back exact model number of the Amilo laptop, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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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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