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Acquiring ip address

My pc is connected to my wireless router and says the strength is excellent but sticks on 'aquiring network address' and wont let me connect to the internet

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  • Hippa May 15, 2009

    Everything shows excellent and connected to the wireless. Ethernet works but can not use wireless. All shows that everything should be fine and that it should connect.

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You may need to set a key on your router and PC (recommended for security anyway). Access your router with your internet browser (default is often 192.168.0.1 - listed in your manual) and get the long default key. Put this key into your wireless card set up and reboot.

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