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    Acquiring Network Address

    This is a discussion on Acquiring Network Address within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I've just formatted my brother's PC and re-installed his software. However 'Acquiring network address' is as far as I can ...

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      Acquiring Network Address

      I've just formatted my brother's PC and re-installed his software. However 'Acquiring network address' is as far as I can get with his Internet connection via a network adapter. I've tried to access the router via 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 but no pages display. In Ipconfig, there are only zeroes and spaces in the key areas.

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      Re: Acquiring Network Address

      Have you reinstalled the NIC drivers? Go to the Device Manager make sure the network adapter is properly installed. Use the latest drivers from the card manufacturer, to reinstall if they are not.

      If the card is shown as properly installed, try giving it a fixed address. Open the LAN properties, highlight Internet Protocol TCP/IP and click the properties button, tick Use this IP address and enter the following in the spaces-
      IP Address...........192.168.0.10
      Subnet.................255.255.255.0
      Gateway...............192.168.0.1

      Preffered DNS ....208.67.222.222
      Secondary DNS..208.67.220.220

      Reboot the PC and try to connect.

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      Re: Acquiring Network Address

      Thanks for the advice, Isitme. I'm just back from my brother's house where I followed your instructions; the constant 'Acquiring network address' message was replaced with repeated connecting/disconnecting messages.

      I then got an extension cable for the phone socket which allowed me to connect via ethernet which then allowed me into the Netgear settings. I found that by removing security fixed the connection but this was unacceptable given the loss of security. I then reconnected security but changed the channel to 5 which has given me a complete fix.
      Last edited by Gummo; 09-10-09 at 06:48 PM.

     

     

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