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csonk39

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Just installed new Belkin wireless router with no problems. Established a network consisting of 3 desktops all XP and this laptop which is also XP Home Sp2. Have had no problems whatsoever with my home network. However, on a recent trip out of town I was in several places that had wireless access. When I attempted to tap in it would acquire the network but said the connection had "limited or no connectivity". When I investigated further it said that it was trying to assign an IP but was unsuccessful. I did have the box checked that says to automatically acquire any available network. Any thoughts? Thanks.
 
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2 simple things - Are you sure your wireless was turned on? Alot of laptops that have internal wireless you have to enable it with a button before you aquire a network if its an addin card disregard this question. Do you have DHCP on your Laptop? If you have your wireless hardcoded then it could be the source of not being able to get on a DHCP network.
 

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csonk39 said:
Just installed new Belkin wireless router with no problems. Established a network consisting of 3 desktops all XP and this laptop which is also XP Home Sp2. Have had no problems whatsoever with my home network. However, on a recent trip out of town I was in several places that had wireless access. When I attempted to tap in it would acquire the network but said the connection had "limited or no connectivity". When I investigated further it said that it was trying to assign an IP but was unsuccessful. I did have the box checked that says to automatically acquire any available network. Any thoughts? Thanks.
home is your default connection unless you call it something else.

most wireless cards can roam but you didn't say if you were staying at a hotel or just trying to "tap" in.

wifi used to be new/free, now many hotels will give you login/wep, if accessible, info as part of staying there but don't want everybody accessing it.

it's like going into starbucks, wanting to use their wifi but not paying the fiddler.:rolleyes:
 
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