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"acquiring network address" problem.


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#1 MMM95

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

Hey there!
I have a pc with windows xp pro sp2 installed on it.
Yesterday I had to reinstall windows. When it finished installing I installed the drivers and everything, but when I wanted to connect to a network, it said that it was "acquiring network address" but nothing really happens and I connect to the network. This happens with the Local Area connection and also with a wireless connection.
And yes, I checked the DHCP service and it's "started".
HELP!
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

Welcome,

Have you updated the OS completely? Did the motherboard come with a CD of drivers and after installing them did you update them? I'm going to assume that you have had to reboot a few times during all of these processes. You might also want to reboot your router so that it flushes its cache of data on the old configuration.

Keep us posted


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:25 AM

Welcome,
Have you updated the OS completely? Did the motherboard come with a CD of drivers and after installing them did you update them? I'm going to assume that you have had to reboot a few times during all of these processes. You might also want to reboot your router so that it flushes its cache of data on the old configuration.
Keep us posted

Yeah I did install all the necessary drivers and they are updated, but that doesnt seem to solve the problem.
The same goes for restarting the router.
But thanks for the answer anyway.

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:52 AM

Do you have another device that is on the same network that is connecting to the Internet?

Thanks


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:09 AM

Plug the PC directly into the modem. If you can get online then... it's a problem with the router or the network setup.






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