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Wired connection - permanent "acquiring network address"

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#1 pheonex


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Posted 23 August 2010 - 02:07 AM

Thanks in advance for any help.

The computer this problem is on, is an imac Core Duo, 1 gig ram. I had installed windows xp and as far as I know it has since had all the Service Packs installed on it. (How do I confirm this?)

basically - Yesterday I came home and was told there was a virus on the computer. After typing in the name of the virus on google I found a few threads all of which suggested using combo fix. Me being an idiot and not making a thread of my own I simply used combo fix which it seems fixed the problem. Now however I cannot connect to the internet. I at first thought it was my wireless USB adaptor (netgear). I have since used a cable and I still get the exact same thing, a permanent "Acquiring network address".

I cannot be positive it was combo fix that did it, however the internet did connect before I did this.
I also have no restore points on the computer to roll back (even though I have it set for full memory of restore points)

Before yesterday it all worked properly.
My router is a billion 7300gra.

My other Imac running Osx connects wirelessly to the router without any problems at all.

PLEASE HELP! Thank you :thumbsup:

edit: my isp is "Internode"
They also weren't much help however.

Edited by pheonex, 23 August 2010 - 02:14 AM.

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#2 pheonex

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 04:27 AM

Ok I've made some progress.

I manually entered the following for the IP address -
Subnet mask (automatically chose the numbers)
Default Gateway

DNS I used -
& alternative DNS -

When I use my wired connection this now works fine. However if I do the same for my wireless connection is now says connected both on the netgear program and from the little computer thing in the corner on windows xp, but I cannot use the internet =/ When I go into my browser it fails to load a page as if I wasn't connected.

Thanks again.

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