Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:59 AM
Do you have any firewall programs running? Just to test, try disabling any and all firewall programs and see if you can now obtain an IP address.
If that does not work, let's check the local area connection. Assuming you have Win XP, click on "Start", then "Control Panel", and double click "Network Connections". Look for your Local Area Connection and see if you have any "!", "X", or "?" symbol on it. Try to right-click and make sure you cannot choose "enable". If you can, do that. If you cannot, choose "repair" and see what it says.
If that does not work, let us know if you are using a router or not, and if in the network connections you have any wireless icon.