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Unable to obtain IP address on 2nd laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by goldcol, Feb 7, 2011.

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  1. goldcol

    goldcol Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a netgear wireless router, not sure on the model but can find out if required. My xbox360 is hard wired to the router and my Laptop is connected wirelessly to the router using the internal wireless connection on the laptop.

    The other half has a laptop too, for some reason her will not connect wirelessly, just gets stuck on a constant loop of ''aquiring ip address'' and does not get past this point. Laptop works if hard wired to the router.

    can anyone help, how do i get ip address to assign.

    thanks
     
  2. etaf

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    Is this related to your 2nd post here http://forums.techguy.org/networking/979399-xbox-360-probs-when-laptop.html
    it could get confusing try to fix two problems which may be related together - so i have closed the 2nd post - to avoid confusion - for example if you upgrade the firmware on the router as suggested - but we dont know that here .......

    can we see an ipconfig /all from the working wireless connected laptop
    and then the same from the non-working laptop - also download and copy to the non-working laptop xirrus and lets see a screen shot

    on the non-working laptop - what security suite do you have or ever had on PC - Norton, Mcafee etc

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    {ipconfig /all}
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
    We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
    -> Start
    -> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
    cmd /k ipconfig /all
    -> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
    cmd /k ipconfig /all

    A black box will appear on the screen -
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy

    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    {run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
    Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
    Then run and install the program
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    Run the program

    post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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