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wireless connection message: acquiring network address

by KatieBeck / February 16, 2008 5:14 AM PST

I have a PC with a cable modem and a Linksys wireless router (BEFW11S4) and a Linksys USB network adapter (WUSB54G v.4). I have had no trouble for 3 years and suddenly I was having to use Network Connections and Repair Connection to connect. I went to the Linksys website and downloaded EasyLind Advisor and ran it. I also uninstalled and reinstalled the network adapter using the original installation CD. EasyLink shows that the wireless connection is fine; however, when I try to connect the signal strength is excellent but the status message is "acquiring network address." I am hoping that there is an easy answer to reconnecting the wireless network so that my husband can connect with his business laptop again.

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Just fixed another like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 5:16 AM PST
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wireless security
by KatieBeck / February 16, 2008 5:27 AM PST

I did set up the WPA number.

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The acid test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 6:31 AM PST
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Using PC
by KatieBeck / February 18, 2008 6:52 AM PST
In reply to: The acid test.

I tried rebooting the router and modem--many times. I am working with a PC so I can't go to a WiFi hot spot. My husband brings home his laptop and needs the wireless connection to work upstairs.

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So the machine works at work?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2008 8:20 AM PST
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And how about that TCP/IP repair method?

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Don't understand
by KatieBeck / February 21, 2008 5:04 AM PST

What is the TCP/IP method? My husband is able to connect to other wireless networks when he travels.

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What is and more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2008 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: Don't understand
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