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    Acquiring Network and Disable security question

    This is a discussion on Acquiring Network and Disable security question within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, This christmas i bought a new PC for my Lad, but i am having problems connecting wireless, It occasionally ...

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      Acquiring Network and Disable security question

      Hi, This christmas i bought a new PC for my Lad, but i am having problems connecting wireless, It occasionally connected on the first day but now constantly states"Acquiring Network Address".
      I do not have a problem connecting wifi through my iphone or wireless to another Laptop. Just this PC.
      It is a security enabled connection But however when i disable the Router security then it connects instantly. i do not want an unsecured network and would appreciate any help in resolving the issue.
      N.B the neighbours are also on sky with a secure wireless, it does not connect to their's too.(i have tried with their password)

      I have tried changing the router channel from 1 to 6 but no joy.
      I have re-booted the router and PC but still no joy.
      The PC is in the bedroom and signal strength is excellent, and away from any interference objects, i.e phone etc
      Regards.


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      Re: Acquiring Network and Disable security question

      Try changing to a higher channel, 7 to 13 are available although 6 and 11 are most popular.

      You could also give the PC a fixed address and reserve it in the router. To do this in Win 7/Vista press the Windows key and type lan ip and press enter. Right click the wireless adapter on the pane that will appear and select Properties. Highlight Internet Protocol Ver 4 and click the Properties button on the next pane. Tick Use this IP address on the next and enter the following-

      IP address.....192.168.0.100
      Subnet............255.255.255.0
      Def Gateway...192.168.0.1

      Click OK and close, reboot the PC if it fails to connect.
      Enter the PCs details in the Reserved list on the router.

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      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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      Re: Acquiring Network and Disable security question

      hip hip....
      Thanks isitme,
      i changed the channel to 11 and it has been connecting all morning without any problems. I will see how we get on before i attempt to give the pc a fixed address. Many thanks again and kind Regards.

     

     

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