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usb WIFI adapter does not get IP address

Discussion in 'Networking' started by legyed, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. legyed

    legyed Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2008
    I'm trying to connect to the internet from a Celeron - Windows XP PC via wifi router using a usb wifi adapter. The adapter sees the wireless WEP enabled network, connects to it but cannot get an IP address. Tried three different adapters (D-link, Netgear, WIFI Lan - 400) but no prevail. Tried static Ip, didn't work.
    Any suggestions?
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Disable ALL encryption and any MAC filtering on the router to try to get connected. When you get that working add encryption back in, I recommend WPA and not WEP. If you must use WEP, use ONLY the hex keys, not the ASCII passphrase.
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