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#1 mommalette1010


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

My friend just got a hand me down computer and I'm trying to help him hook it up to the internet either through ethernet or wireless, which ever I can get working. When I finally got it to reconize my wireless it says "unable to connect to preferred wireless network: windows could not connect to any of your preferred wireless networks. windows will keep trying to connect. to see a list of all networks, including others you can connect to, click this message." so I clicked on it, found mine, put in the network key, then it tries to connect but can't and comes up with a wireless network connection status with a repair option, so I click on repair and come up with the following message: windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address. for assistance contact the person who manages your network." which is me so what do I do about this? Information about this computer: System: microsoft windows xp home edition version 2002 service pak 2, Computer:toshiba satellite intel® celeron® m, processor 1.60 GHz,1.59GHz, 192MB or RAM. I also tried to go on help and support and its no longer on that computer.
any help is appreciated, thanks

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

Have you went to the adapter properties to see that it is setup up for automatic addressing?
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