Solved: Acquiring Network address (forever)

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SkiPaco

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I searched some of the other similar posts, but nothing quite matched mine.

The last time my computer was connected to the internet was to a college network in October, and it worked just fine. I just had cable internet installed yesterday, and the tech was never able to get it working. Although it says it is connected, it will not get past "Acquiring network address" I bought a new NIC after messing with the computer for hours yesterday, and there was no change.

Also, I'm not sure if its related or not, but I thought it worth mentioning...just yesterday (before the cable installation) my computer started taking 5+ minutes to boot up...way longer than usual.

Windows XP SP2
1GB RAM
wired connection through a motorola modem that DOES work
 

SkiPaco

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i just read a thread from a guy who said that he fixed this same problem by wiping the HD and doing a clean Windows install. Surely there's a less extreme fix?
 
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Ski:I think that to give you diagnostic assistance the techs here will need to know a bit more about your envireonment.
Do you have a router,is this dsl/or cable,is there a firewall running,if so disable it,see if that makes a difference,are you using any kind of encryption for security,what AV,if any are you running.
In the meantime,you could try an ipconfig and look at the results

start/run/cmd
type in ipconfig/release
wait for results the
ipconfig /renew
look at results and see if that made a difference

also take a look at your services running

again
start/run
cmd

type in
services.msc
is wireless zero config running
if so disable it
if not enable it
see if either of these makes a difference
 
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