I suddenly cannot connect to my wireless network. My husbands computer has the d-link 802.1. His computer is working fine. My computer about 20 ft away has the d-link drive and where it can find a network it cannot aquire it.
What has happened and how do I know if it is the router or not?
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Re: acquiring network address
It would be best if you have another wireless computer maybe a laptop so you can further isolate the problem, you can check if the other wireless will encounter the same problem. If that is not possible, make sure to check the wireless settings on the router, take note of the ssid, channel and wireless security. Try to reconnect again. if same problem exist, try changing the channel on the router.
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if the message aquiring ip address comes in computer then it says that the wireless router is not giving an ip address to your computer....
check if any static ip address is assigned to your wireless connection...if so change to "obtain ip address automatically"....
right click on wireless network name> goto properties > authentication tab> uncheck "enable IEE athentication"
now try to connect again,still not restart the computer once......
this will resolve the issue....
still if it is not connected then check for the security settings in the router...
if your computer is XP/MAC, it may not recognize WPA security type.... change it to WEP type and try to connect again....
If available networks are found, it means that the wireless adapter is working just fine. In case of Wi-Fi, the device has to acquire an IP address from the wireless router and the mutual communication is not taking place. This has something to do with the wireless router. Check for any kind of security filtering like MAC address filtering or lower down the encryption technique to 64-bit WEP. Try connecting to even an unsecured network, then check for the automatically acquired IP address. It should never be starting with 169.254.xx.xx (Invalid) If you have other wireless computers going online in the same network, without security and filtering, then it means that your DS Lite is not acquiring an IP address. In that critical case, you may have to statically or manually assign an IP address in the range of the router. And lastly, as you said LAN connection is active, it would be because it doesn't face any hardships while connecting!
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is it connected to the wireless network ? If not then connect to the wireless network again. What is the Operating system on the computer ? If it is XP then switchover to Windows utility to connect to the network. Click Here for more info
once the printer is installed on your router go to network neighbor hood on you computer and it should see the ip address all the computers should see the printer as soo as you plug it in and power it up you may have to re power the router so it takes in the new info from the printer
Hi, If your newer usb wireless adaptor does not have the same settings as your router this is the problem you have. First make sure you have installed the cd software that came with the usb adaptor without it plugged in. After that is complete make sure the wireless adaptor is seen by the computer it is attached to. Then you need to open the settings of the usb adaptor and set it up same as your router's settings. This includes the WEP security password if you use it.
You can first disconnect ur network name form router and then give a static ip in the range of the router on the wireless n/w connection of ur computer and then try to reconnect. Computer will automatically pick up the address and get u online, if problem still persists then reboot the comp once.
Not sure if this is where you are looking, but it probably is. click START then CONNECT TO then SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS then right click LOCAL AREA CONNECTION click STATUS then SUPPORT,,, or CONTROL PANEL then NETWORK CONNECTIONS then right click LOCAL AREA CONNECTIONS then click STATUS then SUPPORT tab See what you have there for an IP address Is it the computer you don't have an IP for or the router? In my case my computer IP the 8th or last digit is the next number after what it is for the router. The other numbers are the same
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)
When you plug in the network cable, ensure it is plugged in correctly to the network card and into one of the router's ports at the other end. The LINK light should light up at either end (computer end and a tthe router) and flash when data is being sent or received. Then on your computer, (for Win2000/XP) go t Start, Settings, Network connections, "Local Area connection" for your card, then click on "Properties" then scroll and double click ''internet protocol' then select obtain ip address automatically. this will assign your computer with an ip address given from the adsl modem. all other settings will then assign automatically as well which should give you access to the internet thereafter. What you could also try is from one of your working wireless computers / laptop, see what IP address and gateway addresses have been assigned by the DHCP host (automatic IP address assigner), to helpyou work out where the address is coming from, it should be coming from the adsl modem. check your address by going to Start, settings, network connections, local area connection, then click on the support tab.
What is the network adapter connected to - a modem or a router?
Is there any other computer or device that is connected to that modem or router and is able to acquire an ip address?
This would generally happen when the network adapter is not able to automatically negotiate with the connected device (which might have 10/100 ethernet ports).
You can resolve this by forcing the network adapter speed to, for instance, 100 mbps.
Please revert back with further observations.