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Acquiring Network Address.. then disconnect, connection problem

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#1 Andrew3333


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:57 PM

Just got rid of a nasty virus, and now my internet will not connect.

I use a wireless USB adapter and my computer is the third in our network, I have reinstalled the client utilities and drivers multiple times but it just finds my network, starts acquiring the network address and the disconnects

any help is greatly appreciated :(
(DHCP is on)


I have now set up a static IP using the second computer's settings <------ but changed last number to 10.
It connects to the internet but only for several seconds, and then disconnects (much like the acquiring network address was replaced by the connected icon)

I try to run firefox in the time it's connected and it won't connected.

When repairing it cannot complete registering with DNS server

and When I run ipconfig /all it says Dhcp is not enabled.

Edited by Andrew3333, 22 November 2010 - 04:13 PM.

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#2 Luke L

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:54 PM

When you assigned a static IP address, did you assign a static DNS server? I like OpenDNS which is and the secondary one is But that's weird that you can connect and then it automatically disconnects. You could try upgrading the firmware on your adapter and router, more importantly the router. Even if that doesn't work, new firmware is usually better!

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:15 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic362157.html/page__p__2027338#entry2027338 , malware topic initiated 21 Nov.

You should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.


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