Can't obtain IP address 0.o

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UltraPenguin

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My dad is trying to connect to the wireless network in our house, and it goes fine until the "renewing IP address stage". It just stays there and doesn't feel like working. Is there any way I could just assign a static IP myself to his comp? Or is it (it probably is...) more complicated?
---from the dad....
when I go to network properties, it shows staight zeros where the IP address formerly was located.....just replaced video card and battery for bios was disconnected for just a few minutes when we were going thru the trouble-shooting process. I've already done a restore to a point before the problem with the video card and that didn't solve the blank IP address problem...thanks for any help..
 

Squashman

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Are you using Encryption (WEP or WPA)? Does it work when encryption is turned off?
 
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well I can give you a noob answer that probably wont work

my router was just last night giveing me a problem, and would say, when running the Repair tool, it would say " unable to obtain IP address" or something like that

in the end, after trying many things, I unplugged the router, held in the reset button (I dont think the reset button did anything cuz the router was off anyway)

but after plugging it back in, I just went to Start menu/controll panal/Network connections/Local area connection/Support tab/Repair

this time the Repair connection worked, and now both PCs are on the net
 

Squashman

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I suggest you secure your wireless, so that every Tom, Dick and Harry doesn't start using it in your neighborhood. Please do us a favor.
 
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