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14-Nov-2010, 03:27 PM #1
Windows XP won't acquire Network Address!
I recently re-installed windows xp and after I did it I have had trouble connecting to the internet.

What will happen is I will connect to my wireless router and it will start connecting fine, but then it wont be able to acquire the network address for some reason. It will start trying to acquire it but then not work, it is sooooo frustrating. My computer is an MSi wind notebook. I have been on countless forums looking for an answer but I cannot find one, so any help would be great . Also sometimes after a while it will say "Limited or no connectivity" and show a warnig type sign at the bottom of the screen.
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14-Nov-2010, 03:31 PM #2
What's the make and model of the problem PC? You're going to want to download drivers for your network adapter.
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15-Nov-2010, 02:36 PM #3
The make is MSi and it is an MSi Wind Notebook u100.
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15-Nov-2010, 02:51 PM #4
You can download the wireless drivers for that notebook HERE.
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16-Nov-2010, 12:28 PM #5
This doesn't seem to be working at all. I have tried this with other driver suggestions and it hasn't worked. Any more suggestions?
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16-Nov-2010, 02:22 PM #6
Are you able to connect to other wireless networks?
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16-Nov-2010, 05:21 PM #7
What, if any, warnings or errors are in Device Manager?

What service pack level?

Try to connect by ethernet and wireless and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
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20-Nov-2010, 09:28 AM #8
I can connect to other networks apparently, but here's that info anyway:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\LeoTheSerious>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LEO
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11b/g Mini Card Wireless Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-85-77-BE-EC
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 20 November 2010 20:19:21
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20-Nov-2010, 10:42 AM #9
Try Removing Your Wireless Profiles and then reconnecting to the network.
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20-Nov-2010, 11:47 AM #10
Hm, that was weird, I was at my dad's house and I managed to connect to the network there. That's when I posted the earlier post. Then I shut it down and start it up again later, the same problem occurs with my dad's network, so I don't think it is my home network, I think it's the laptop itself. The thing is it happened after I re-installed XP, when I first got the laptop and installed XP I had the same problem, I managed to fix it but I can't remember how!
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20-Nov-2010, 11:50 AM #11
That ipconfig /all shows an apparently good IP configuration. Is it to your router?

If also shows that ICS is enabled on some connection, which should cause conflicts when trying to use a router that uses the 192.168.0.x subnet. Either disable ICS or change the LAN subnet used by the router.
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20-Nov-2010, 11:56 AM #12
I have tried removing wireless profiles and re-connecting, that didn't work, and yes the ipconfig shows good results as that was when I somehow managed to connect but then couldn't later on. How would I go about disabling ICS?
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20-Nov-2010, 12:10 PM #13
How to Disable Internet Connection Sharing on a Windows Computer

If you continue to have difficulty please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, preferably for when the problem is happening.
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