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Old 09-16-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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My friend's laptop won't conect to wireless network. Other computers seem to connect to the wireless network but hers dosen't. Before, it wouldn't find any wieless links, she took our her wireless card and put it back in and now it finds the wireless link but when she tries to connect, it just says "acquiring network address" forever and dosen't connect. She can only really connect using wired connection.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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Does her wireless network have any encryption or password to connect to it?
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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No, don't think so.
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
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have you tried opening the browser? Reinstalling the drivers for the network device?
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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Yes, a couple times, no luck.
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:49 PM   #6
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Reset the router. Theres a hole at the back which you need to stick a pin or biro in. Once youve reset it, your going to have to put all the network info back in (username and passsword)
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We know, she tried that a couple times.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:43 AM   #8
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The wireless card she has may be an older B only. If the router is set to G only it will ignore the card's attempt to get in.
It would be very helpful to know the make and model of the card and the router. Otherwise we're just shooting in the dark.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:33 AM   #9
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I have the same problem trying to connect to the library's public connection. It says local only and "acquires" the IP address forever. I don't really know what to suggest.
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