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Windows XP won't acquire Network Address!

Q: Windows XP won't acquire Network Address!

I recently re-installed windows xp and after I did it I have had trouble connecting to the internet.

What will happen is I will connect to my wireless router and it will start connecting fine, but then it wont be able to acquire the network address for some reason. It will start trying to acquire it but then not work, it is sooooo frustrating. My computer is an MSi wind notebook. I have been on countless forums looking for an answer but I cannot find one, so any help would be great . Also sometimes after a while it will say "Limited or no connectivity" and show a warnig type sign at the bottom of the screen.
Thank you, Leo.

A: Windows XP won't acquire Network Address!

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Hello All,

Just to preface things, I have never had any training on repairing or modifying computers, but I've picked up some things over the years. I've had a computer in my home since 1986. I am pretty good at following instructions and figuring things out.

I have an older Dell Dimension 8300 with Windows XP Professional with SP3. I've had this computer for about 6 or so years. This computer had a Blue Screen error on shut down for years, but it was never a problem, it just caused me to have to power down manually. I finally decided to attack this problem via google searches on similar problems in forums like this. That machine is no longer my primary computer, so I figured I would attempt to fix it up. I know, this is not a smart idea since I'm not a pro. But I did it, and I actually did fix the Blue Screen problem, but in the process, I did something to disable my internet connection.

Now, my IP address is 0.0.0.0 and I have done everything as suggested in this similar thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/397971-stuck-acquiring-network-address.html

as well as what was suggested by my ISP's tech support. Nothing will work, my computer is still stuck on "acquiring network address" and the IP is still 0.0.0.0. I thought it may have something to do with the ethernet drivers, but I uninstalled and reinstalled those and restarted, still nothing.

I would be more than happy to just reinstall XP and start fresh, but I cannot do tha... Read more

A:Computer cannot acquire network address, IP Address 0.0.0.0

Oh, and also, I am connected to a DSL modem using ethernet, and my other desktop computer works fine with the same modem (I just switch ethernet cables each time I switch computers). The problem is not with the modem or the cable, it is definitely related to what I did to fix the blue screen error.

I can't honestly remember every specific thing I did to fix that error, but some of it was identifying the unsigned drivers on my system and disabling some of them until the error went away.

Thanks!
 

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I have a network with 3 computers using a Netgear router and a Netgear adapter on 2 computers. One of the PCs when booted up is not connecting. It tries to find the IP address but can't. I try to "repair" it and it again tries to acquire the network address, but can't. The only way to get it to connect is to go into Properties/Network Connections and check the box to have Windows do the configuration. What do I need to do to get it to connect automatically again?
 

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I am working on a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop for a friend. I upgraded his firmware to the lastest version from the Dell.com website. Now his 3Com 10/100 Mini PCI Ethernet card (built in to mboard) won't successfully acquire an ip address.

I have the laptop direct wired into my Linksys WRT54G router. Two other computers are successfully connected through the same router with no problems. I have included the Dell laptop into the correct workgroup name.

It successfully pings (127.0.0.1) but when I type "ipconfig" there is no ip address, no subnet mask, no default gateway.

If I type in "ipconfig /all" it shows a physical address, dhcp enabled and autoconfiguration enabled. No other info shows up.

I typed in "ipconfig /release" and it says it is already released.

When I type in "ipconfig /renew" it gives me an error message saying RPC server not available.

I have uninstalled the client and server from the NIC properties. I then deleted the NIC and rebooted twice. I still get the same results.

I upgraded the driver from the 3Com card with same results.

Any suggestions to correct this problem would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Came down to my brothers in California.....tried connecting my laptop to his wire less but cannot get an IP....keeps giving me Cannot acquire network address.

I am connected wirelessly at home using a cable modem and a Linksys router.....my brother has dsl and a netgear router.....what am I doing wrong ??
 

A:Cannot acquire network address

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.
 

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I'm trying to get connected to Verizon DSL for the first time, I have a Dell Dimension running XP, I've gone through the install and can't get a connection. I have the icon in the task bar showing the two computers trying to connect, when I hold the mouse over it it says: "acquiring network address", but it never does. I was on the phone today with Verizon tech support, he tried everything he could think of: couldn't ping anything, tried setting manual ip addresses instead of automatic, tried connecting with USB instead of Ethernet, his final suggestion was that the nic is faulty, however this doesn't make sense to me since it didn't work through USB either. The computer can connect fine through my old dial up connection.
I tried the install with a second computer (Toshiba laptop) and it worked fine, so the problem is definitely something to do with the Dell. I don't have a screenshot or text file for ipconfig on the Dell, but I know that all of the addresses are 000.000.0.0 (or something like that).
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Are you connecting directly to a modem or to a router/switch?
 

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My computer is stuck on accruing network address, here is the story

My computer became infected with Win AntiVirus Pro a while ago and I was finally able to remove it using spy-bot and ad-aware. (I mention this since it seems to be the last thing I was doing before the problem started) Problem is the next day I was unable to connect to the internet.
I tired to repair the connection, however as soon as I clicked repair I was immediately advised “windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: renewing your IP address. For assistance, contact the person the manages your network.”
I did contact my ISP and was unable to fix the problem after about 3 hours of troubleshooting. I tried running thorough the Ethernet port and a usb. I am convinced as is my ISP that it is a problem with the computer, not the service, as I can connect to the internet when I plug the modem into a different computer.
When I type in ipconfig /renew I get the message: An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection: The RPC server is unavailable.
I have a dell dimension dim 4500 with windows xp(2002). The modem is connected directly to the computer.
I feel stuck between a rock and hard place since My computer tells me it’s a ISP problem and my ISP tells me it’s a computer problem.
Can anyone help?
 

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"The RPC server is unavailable."

Server? Sure it wasn't "service"? If it was service: Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services - the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service should be started and its Startup Type should be 'Automatic.'
 

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I searched around the internet and have come up with nothing.

A few nights ago there was a real bad thunderstorm and afterwards my computer and xbox 360 were not connecting to the internet. I have a desktop that is connected to my house's LAN through a cable. After checking out a number of different things I have come to believe it is definatly the computer and Xbox which are suffering from some sort of problem. My mom's laptop (which I am on right now) has no problem connecting wirelessly or with a cable. I have moved my computer down to the office and plugged it in with a working cable and it will not connect.

The computer will say that a cable is unplugged, try to connect, will not be able to acquire a network address, then the icon will switch to a yellow warning sign and say there is little to no connectivity. I ran a loop to test the network card and it tested ok (4 returns). This is really stumping me. Any help is much appreciated.
 

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I bring my laptop to work every day. I have no problem automatically logging onto the network and using the internet and the wireless printer at work. However, when I come home it will give me a strong signal of my wireless network BUT my internet connection is stuck on "acquiring network address" and always fails to log me on. I try repairing my network connection and that doesn't work either. In order to connect to the internet I have to go to the wireless router and modem and unplug everything, wait a minute, and plug everything back in before it finally connects me to the internet. I recently added a network key (in order to secure my network). I was also messing around with the windows firewall and I must have changed one of my settings either there or on my router because ever since then I have not been able to automatically connect here at home AND it my laptop doesn't see my wireless printer either. This is really frustrating me. I don't want to have to go through the trouble of disconnecting my router every day in order to use the internet at home. PLEASE HELP! I use Linksys wrk54g and have windows XP, and IE v.74G WRK54GWRK54G
 

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spent 2 1/2 days on this .Will not Acuire Network address. cant get to the internet . it's a dell inspiron 9400 that i am fixin for a friend and i've got off and deleated about 218 virsuses mostly trojons. DHCP is on. clients is started. already did a winsock reset. uninstall/install drivers. um....seem to have tried everyting on forums. i have 3 others computers & more on network that work just fine through 8-port netgear switch and router i have.I believ it has been blocked by a virus

never seen 1 that looks like this.most ppl want an ipconfig /all so here it is:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Luke>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : family
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-3D-7F-D8
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::215:c5ff:fe3d:7fd8%7
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS S... Read more

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The other day my computer was connected to the internet via my wireless network with no problems. While I was messing around I lost connection. It has been 3 days since then and I cannot reconnect to my wireless network. My laptop works fine, as does my roommates desktop.

I am running windows XP and have been able to connect to the only non secure wireless network in my range, but with very low connectivity. The signal strength of said network is very low. When connecting to my network it seems to get stuck on the acquiring network address phase, while signal strength and that is very good.

I ran ipconfig/all through command prompt and this what I get:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : lafico
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dynex Wireless G Enhanced Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-A5-D3-48-F8
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseud... Read more

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A few days ago the internet randomly stopped working and remained stuck on 'acquiring network address', or something like that, before coming up with a 'limited or no connectivity' message. Apparently our Linksys router was the problem, since my husband's computer has normal internet access when wired directly to the modem. Recently we bought a new router, still a Linksys (though this one is model WRT54GS V7.2) which has the exact same problem -- the install software won't even run because it apparently can't detect a new gateway or router. We've tried installing the router software on my own computer following the same instructions from the install CD, but ended up with the exact same problem as on my husband's computer. We've tried restarting and refreshing the IP numerous times, though none have worked.
We also tried plugging in the router to the modem and a computer without running the installation software, and the computer recognizes the router enough to again search for the network address, though it never finds anything.
What could be the problem?

Both our computers run Windows XP SP2, and though the router we use is capable of wireless we connect all our computers to it through regular ethernet wires.
 

A:Cannot acquire network address..?

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 206.190.60.37

PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Although my wireless PC card can see my router, and is connected to it, it gets stuck on "acquiring network address". Able to connect through router using cable. My Wii is having no problem with the WiFi. Signal is strong, and I can see the 15 other (secured) networks around me.

The equipment:

Netgear WFR614 router
Netgear WG511v2 PC card
Dell Insprion Laptop

Firewall disabled for this fun process.

Results of ipconfig:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.211.217
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
 

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As it turns out, I "solved" the problem minutes after making this post. I turned on (yes, on) my firewall and after allowing the alerts that came up for the PC card, everything now works wonderfully.
 

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Ok, so I'm trying to fix my sister's laptop (emachine d620), and all I have left to do is get the internet working. It's stuck on "Renewing IP Address/Acquiring Netwrok Address" and SOMETIMES will go to limited or no connectivity. Repairing the connects yields the same results. I went into a cmd, but when I type 'ipconfig' it looks like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.EXPERIENCE>ipconfig
'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Help, plz? :/

Thank you!
 

A:Can't acquire network address... :(

Not sure if this is your problem but: Open Control panel> open Network Connections>right clik Local area connection>Lclik properties> highlight internet protocol>Lclik properties>check obtain auto
Ben
 

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Hello thanks for taking the time to help. Just yesterday out of nowhere my computer was unable to connect to the internet. I assume it is not a router issue since other computers can access the internet with no issue. Combined with abruptly slow startup on the PC, I figured I should send in the logs and have someone check it out. Thanks for your help!

(I tried to attach the Attach and Ark txt files but it said they were too big to attach. Let me know if you need them)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:18:11 PM, on 9/11/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download MiniToolBox to Desktop and run it.Check mark the following boxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logClick Go and copy/paste the log (Result.txt) into your next post.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.===Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action centerWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.Please post the logs for my review.

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i have no connection and it keeps trying to acquire a network address

A:cannot acquire network address

Welcome aboard Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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i am trying to connect my laptop to the internet and it keeps hanging on acquiring network address. most of the time i can fix these slite problems but this one has me stumped. i recently installed norton AV on my laptop and theat is when it all went down hill. i am unable to connect weather the laptop in directly pluged into the router or i am trying wirelessly it is frustrating please help.

A:cannot acquire a network address

If you right click on the connection and choose Repair, are you able to get a network address?

Sometimes a repair is required even though you are choosing the network directly.

Try the repair and let me know if that works for you.

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I have recently had dsl installed in my house and i can use the dsl for xbox live but yet i cannot use it to connect my computer to the internet. It sits there saying acquiring network address for hours and does nothing. I need HELP!

A:Cannot acquire network address

have you tried swappin the network cables?

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I have installed and ran scans with AVG Free 2012, as well as SuperAntiSpyware, and spybot search and destroy. All come back clean. However, AVG is blocking an attack by:

Trojan Horse BackDoor.Generic14.BSQM located in "Windows/system32/drivers/netbt.sys" Process ID: 1068

DHCP services fail to start with error 1075, and I am unable to acquire a network address resulting in no internet access. I am able to manually assign an ip address, but I need DHCP working so that I can connect wirelessly to other AP's. Simply put, I need this resolved ASAP. Many thanks for any and all assistance. Here are the requested logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:56:49 AM, on 11/22/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
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asus m2n-mx se plus mobo
cant renew ip address
tried ipconfig
no internet
4+ computers working fine on router
cable good
reinstald ethernet drivers
help cant figure this one out
help
 

A:Can't acquire network address

Try power cycling your router
 

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I'm having issues connecting to a secure wireless network. Network key is definitely correct. I'm running Windows XP...and using a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. Things are set to acquire address automatically. When I try to connect though, I get stuck on "acquiring network address"

I've never had issues connecting to any other wireless network before, and am fairly confident this is not a hardware issue.

I'm really not technical...so I don't even know where to start wrt troubleshooting...or what other info to provide here.

Any help would be appreciated!
 

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IGNORE IGNORE.... fixed it thanks anyway
Hi there,
I am having trouble connecting to the internet from my laptop via a D-Link wireless ADSL router.

This is a new problem on a laptop that has been used on this wireless network many times - very strange?

When i click "repair" it seems to hang at the point of acquiring my IP address.
Any ideas?
Thanks
 

A:Solved: Wireless network connection can not acquire network address?

Through the web browser on my desktop i changed some settings on the router i.e. the WPA, and it seemed to work? Magic
 

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I'm having problem with a computer at work. Yesterday, I moved ithe computer from one area of the office building to another and when I hooked it back up to the network, it kept giving me a message saying "aquiring network address" and then it said that it was unable to acquire the network address. It worked fine when it was hooked up in another office, but now since I moved it, it won't let me connect to the network. Please Help!
 

A:Unable to acquire network address

You are probably on a different subnet or domain. The only way to resolve this is to talk to your network admin and tell them that you have moved your desk.
 

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Hi, we have recently had to restore a laptop and now it will not connect to our wifi set up. the router is identified but sits on the acquiring network address routine with no further progress. in the device manager, PCI Serial Port and PCI Simple Communications Controller show compatibility errors - exclamation mark on yellow background. I tried to install SP3 but could not. any assistance at this stage would be helpful. I am not in front of the machine at the moment but can try any suggestions once I get home this evening.

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Hey Guys

I have an issue connecting to the internet and after reviewing the forums I couldn't find a solution applicable to my situation so here goes.

I use a PC at work and we are in the process of moving so we disconnected our internet early. For a couple weeks I need internet connection at work and found our neighbor who is allowing me access to their service. They gave me their password but when I try and connect it constantly says acquiring network address. My smartphone has no issue being connected.

Here is as much information as I can gather

Dell PC Inspiron
Dell 1450 wireless adapter with correct driver installed
wireless zero configuration disabled (using Dell)
have released and renewed ip in command function

Any help would be appreciated

Warren
 

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Sharing of internet access is prohibited by every provider that I know of. Please read and follow the rules when posting specifically the part about illegal activity. This thread is closed. If you can post a user agreement from the service provider allowing sharing of access, I will reopen this thread.
 

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Please help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:07:44 PM, on 8/19/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17080)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINPENJR\WIN32\CUSTOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\PPStream\ppsap.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINPENJR\WIN32\pphidpad.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\PPStream\PPStream.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\QTRAYIME.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINPENJR\WIN32\Msnchk.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINPENJR\WIN32\PPHBUF.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINPENJR\WIN32\DRAWOBJ.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
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A:Can't Acquire network address all of a sudden

Oh by the way, I can't get online and update the malware or super antivirus programs. This is my mother in laws computer, and I just got it from her. The Malware bytes update is 220 days old.
 

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Hi everyone, my family recently updated (or so we thought) to Sky Broadband using our Netgear router, and it's been giving us some problems. My computer upstairs connects to this one through the wireless router, and suddenly it won't let me get past the 'acquiring network address' stage. The icon in the taskbar constantly flashes from red to green, and I can't access the internet at all. This downstairs one that's directly connected to the router works though, so I have no idea why mine won't. I'm running Windows XP. I'm definitely a beginner, so please don't get too technical!

Thanks in advance for any help,

Helen.

ISP: Sky Broadband
Router: Well, downstairs it's NETGEAR WG511v2 (My router is a USB one that connects to this one)
Connection Type: Wireless
Encryption Used: WPA
OS: XP Home Edition
Browser: Mozilla Firefox (but IE doesn't work either)

When I change the encryption to WEP or disable it, it doesn't work at all.
 

A:Solved: Cannot 'acquire network address'...

Uh, never mind. I disabled all my firewalls, changed the encryption to 'Disable', applied it, took out the usb router, restarted, plugged it back in, changed the connection back to WPA, entered the pass phrase (with caps lock on, despite it telling me to turn it off) and all is working fine. This is now from the upstairs/my computer.

Turns out this router USB thingy is called NETGEAR WG111v2, just in case that matters to anyone!
 

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I have a Fujitsu Pi1505 notebook running Windows XP that has an Intel 3945ABG built wireless chip. It has been working fine on my home network in the UK using WEP.
I recently took it to France and had connectivity problems with hotspots. It worked fine if it was an unprotected network, but if it was protected then I entered the key and it then spent ages trying to acquire the network address and finally gave up. The key was OK, because if I mistyped it then it complained.
When I got home the notebook connected straight back onto my home network. The strange thing is, I went around to a friends house where it had connected many times before and that failed as well. Any ideas?
I have downloaded the latest driver from the Fujitsu web site and it has not helped.
 

A:Cannot acquire network address problems

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Greetings

I'm lost with this computer that I'm working on. It will not acquire a network address. I've moved the computer from the house it was in to mine and tried setting it on my network (which I know has no problem) either wireless or LAN it will not connect. I also notice that there is something called client services for netware which is limiting me from logging on and off the normal way. I have searched for the instructions for removing this service and It's not showing up as the instructions show. Any suggestions????
Smitty
 

A:Solved: Can not acquire a network address

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Hello,

I am trying to connect to my home wireless network and my computer has found the network and will let me connect (after typing in the WEP key), but the status says 'Acquiring network address' and I can't access the internet.

I have the IP address for the network, but don't know how to add this into my computer.

Can someone point me in the right direction please?

Thanks!
 

A:Wireless network connection - Cannot acquire network address.

Hi

if it hangs or shows limited connectivity ensure you are typing in the correct key, some routers will allow a passphrase for wep others want the key in hexadecimal format.
 

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I have been piggybacking routers to 2 towers, my ps3 & a bluray player for well over a year with no problems then all of a sudden i get nothing from the 2nd router to the 2nd tower, ps3 or the bluray player. So i thought my router fried & i bought a new 1, but its doing the same thing with the new router trying to acquire network address unsuccessfully then saying that a cable is unplugged when its clearly not. But if i unplug the main ethernet cable from the 2nd router & plug it directly into the 2nd tower it connects just fine ...i dont understand what happened. help pls!!!

btw Merry Christmas everyone
 

A:cannot acquire network address & a cable unplugged?

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Hello, I have a dell inspiron e1505 with a dell wireless 1390 wlan mini card and I recently used the installation disc that came with the laptop to install a fresh copy of windows xp on an empty partition. I have installed all the latest drivers, also. The problem is that I can connect to my WiFi network but it is stuck on acquiring network address. I have tried releasing and renewing the ip in command prompt, reset winsock, and have made sure all the correct services are on automatic and are started. Please help me solve my problem. Thank you.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Dayton Hammerle>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dayton
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-BE-1A-C5

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-F3-92-70-27
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A:Inspiron E1505 cannot acquire network address :/

Have you tried factory resetting the router via the pin hole in the back and setting it up afresh.

Don't use any backed up configs.

EDIT When factory resetting a router, ensure you hold the button in for at least 15secs for it to properly reset.

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Hello, I have a dell inspiron e1505 with a dell wireless 1390 wlan mini card and I recently used the installation disc that came with the laptop to install a fresh copy of windows xp on an empty partition. I have installed all the latest drivers, also. The problem is that I can connect to my WiFi network but it is stuck on acquiring network address. I have tried releasing and renewing the ip in command prompt, reset winsock, and have made sure all the correct services are on automatic and are started. Please help me solve my problem. Thank you.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Dayton Hammerle>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dayton
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-BE-1A-C5

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-F3-92-70-27
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . ... Read more

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I have an HP pavilion mx 70 desktop and an hp laptop. The desktop is connected via ethernet to the router, and the laptop is wireless. The modem is separate. I have cable highspeed internet access. Up until about a week ago both computers were able to access the internet. All of a sudden, neither computer could get on the internet through the router. I have to run the ethernet cable directly to the modem, and then I can get on the internet.

I can't acquire a network address - it just gets stuck, and I get the same message, this connection has little or no connectivity.

The router was a linsys. I thought that was the problem, so I bought a new d-link router, but same issues - no internet.

D-link tech support walked me through assigning a static address and pinging, but no luck. I can't even get into the router by typing its address into the browser.

Device Manager doesn't indicate that there is any problem with the nic card, but I did uninstall it and then reboot.

I have turned off, reset, etc. both the modem and router.

I have also tried release and also tried somethin with winsock

I am just computer literate enough to function, and to get myself in trouble, but I would appreciate any help.
 

A:Solved: help - little or no connectivity - can't acquire network address

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Hi Folks,

I'm trying to connect my work laptop to the internet. It's a DSL connection which goes thru a router, then thru a wireless router. The laptop isn't wireless so I'm using a LAN cable to connect the laptop to the wireless router. It's showing a connection with "Limited or no Connectivity".

Here's the ipconfig /all:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TRANDOLPHR51
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : best.com
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Mobile Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-C6-E1-87-9C
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.66.113
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Note that the Default Gateway does not have an address listed.

Please help, thanks!
 

A:Solved: Can't acquire network address on wired LAN

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I just assembled a Pentium 4 rig with ASUS mobo P4S800D-X and apparently I am having internet connection issue with wired connection. I am connecting through a router and all internet connection are test to work fine with my other computer. I was able to connect wirelessly using a USB internet adapter. It is just the wired connection that is not functioning. I have consulted with ASUS tech support and at first they told me to uninstall the network adapter and reinstall and still problem not solved. Then they said could be a TCP/IP stack issue so they told me to download the SP3 and still issue not resolved.

Does anyone have any issue similar to this that can help me figure out this weird problem?? Thanks.
 

A:Unable to acquire network address with wired connection

I would first try updating the driver for your network card, and then try a different card altogether.
 

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I am working on a home laptop, running Windows XP Media Center Edition, Service Pack 3. It was infected with the Internet Security Essentials virus, plus who knows what else. The computer appears to be virus free now.

To get functioning again, I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software and the Avast free anti-virus software on a Windows boot-time scan. The Avast was the last function I ran, and I have since run a scan that came up clean. Everything on the computer appears to be working, except the internet.
I have tried both the wired and wireless internet connections, and they both are stuck on "Acquiring network address". Also, there are two computers connected directly to the internet, as well as another laptop working on a wireless connection, so my internet service is fine.

It seems that I knocked something out when finally cleaning out the virus/malware with the Avast, but I don't know how to fix it. I have tried three fixes so far. I reset the TCP/IP. The Windows XP network diagnostics said there was a "problem with the Winsock provider catalog", so I ran the reset it provided. I then also downloaded and ran "WinsockxpFix", which still did not solve the problem.

Can anyone out here help?

A:No Internet After Virus Removal (cannot acquire network address)

I'm having a similar situation. This weekend my ACER laptop running XP was infected with the XP homesecurity 2012 garbage. One of the first things that happened was that the web disconnected and when it tried to reconnect it would cycle around and think while acquiring the network address.

I was able to remove the virus (I'm pretty sure at least), but I still can't get back online. The network is fine, because my wife's computer is able to get online just fine.

I called up the tech support for my internet provider and he set up a new network for me, but I can't connect to that one either. It seems the virus monkeyed up my connection settings.

Please let me know what info you might need to help me with this.

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Hi,

My network key was changed recently, and it took a few tries for my laptop to connect, but when it did it was fine. Then the key was changed again, and now my wireless is wonky. Sometimes it can't find the network, other times it will find it but then can't acquire a network address, and if it does manage to connect (sometimes it will as soon as I click 'Cancel' when it's taking forever to get the address) it starts slowing down and then speeding up again.

The settings have not changed on anything, other than the network key.
 

A:Wireless speed lagging, slow to acquire network address

I'd reset the router, try unsecuring the network, do you have any other devices that use 2ghz band close by?
 

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Hello,

My brother has been trying to get internet access recently using a Netgear wireless network adapter (WG111T). However, it fails to acquire an ip address. ipconfig displays the following:

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless USB2
.0 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-33-52-A5
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.***.101.185
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.***.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
The following setup using an almost identical adapter on another computer works fine:

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB
2.0 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-6C-68-5E-50
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.***.0.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.***.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.***.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.***.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.***.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 30 May 2008 08:32:39
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 May 2008 08:32:39

I notice that there are a number of extra fields on the working adapter that do not appear on the other adapter. Perhaps... Read more

A:Netgear WG111T Network Adapter Fails to Acquire IP Address

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Recently my computer was infected with the Happili redirect virus. In an attempt to get rid of it, I downloaded TDSSKiller, changed the parameters, and did the scan. It found 2 threats, one of them serious and the other merely "suspicious". The suspicious one was named "Net32" or something similar. I foolishly thought that it wouldn't matter if I went ahead and deleted the Net32 file, so I deleted both threats. When I rebooted my computer, it kept saying that it was trying to connect to my network, but it never actually did; it just eternally keeps trying to connect. I even turned the computer off and on several times, but no luck. I'm afraid that by deleting the mildly suspicious file found by TDSSKiller, I somehow removed a component that the computer needs to connect to the network. Please help if possible! Thank you!
 

A:Computer says it is trying to "acquire network address" but never does

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I just set up a wireless network for my apartment and my two roomates are able to wirelessly connect to it but I am not. I am wired into the router now and when I try to wirelessly connect (without being plugged into the router of course) It gets stuck at "Acquiring Network Address". I am using windows XP on a dell inspiron laptop. I am pretty sure it is not my adapter as I tried a loopback test and it worked. The router is a basic Linksys Wireless G Router. I'm not sure what information to include so please tell me or point me to a similar thread to read.

Also: I read to uninstall and then reinstall my adapter but I am worried about doing this because im not sure how to reinstall it.

edit: I have also tried to Repair function from the Network Connections window.
 

A:Solved: Cannot "Acquire Network Address"

I'm no expert, but may be able to suggest some things.

Go to START / Control Panel / Network Connections / {RightClick} Wireless

Make sure TCP/IP is selected.

Then try and connect again. If no love, go to START / Run / {Type} cmd {enter} / and in the command line prompt type

ipconfig /all

and then post what is displayed back in these forums, I am sure someone wiwll know where to go from there.

Hunter
 

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I have a Belkin wireless router attached to my computer. It was set up as an access point, with an IP address of 192.168.0.254. I had some problems with the network today and could not access this unit by typing in the IP in my browser. I feel certain that is the IP address I put in it when setting it up, as I have a record I kept of all the settings. Is there a way to retrieve the IP address to verify that is what it is set to?
 

A:How to acquire IP address?

That it wasen't 192.168.1.254 not 0.254 as you posted?

just a thought,

Regards

Ibizagreg
 

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I have had to reload windows XP on a Phillips LS1600 desktop PC. Previously the pc linked wirelessly to my home network although it was a bit difficult to get the MSI 802.11b/g wireless LAN to acquire an IP address. Since reloading the operating systems it has again been impossible to get the pc to link to the wireless network stating that the pc cannot acquire an ip address. I have tried a Netgear WG111T usb wireless adaptor and a Belkin 7050 usb wireless adaptor but both of these have the same problem. I have updated all drivers, disabled unwanted adaptors, disabled all firewalls, run winsockxpfix, rebooted the router but still connections cannot acquire an IP address. Two other pcs are connecting well.
I am thinking of connecting using a wired connection and update XP (if it will let me). Please advise.
 

A:Cannot acquire IP address

Try running cmd and doing
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
 

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Hi I have the exact same problem as this: forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1029302-cannot-acquire-ip-address-3.HTML it says solved but it doesn't say how. If someone could please let me know the outcome/solution to this problem that would be greatly appreciated. The poster was goarmc
 

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I can no longer access network/internet....appears to be hung up trying to acquire IP address. Have never had a problem until yesterday.

I tried the ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew, have run various anti-virus and registry cleanup programs, turned off and removed anti-virus and security programs, disabled and enabled network adapters, but nothing has worked.

Here's my system info:

Model: DELL Dimension 5150

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147769 MB, Free - 8971 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RD203
Antivirus: None
Router: D-Link Air Plus Extreme DI-624
Modem: Motorola SB5101 Surfboard

Here is the ipconfig/all results:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GORD
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-A8-23-10
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
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A:Cannot acquire IP address

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My computer cannot acquire an I.P. address, no matter what network i connect to. Its running Windows XP SP2 and Ubuntu dual boot, and I can't connect to a wireless network in either.

I used to be connected to a wireless network which only accepted my MAC Address and I had no problems with that. I moved house and haven't had an internet connection since I moved apart from an ethernet cable connected to another computer. I tried to plug this ethernet into my computer, but the IP couldn't be acquired. I tried to use my phone as a modem, and got the same problem. I also brought my computer to another house to try connect it to their wireless and again received the same problem. If I set the I.P. to one in the range manually, it says its connected, but no websites will load. I have tried every solution I found online and none worked.
PLEASE HELP.
 

A:Cannot acquire IP Address

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My computer cannot acquire an I.P. address, no matter what network i connect to. Its running Windows XP SP2 and Ubuntu dual boot, and I can't connect to a wireless network in either.

I used to be connected to a wireless network which only accepted my MAC Address and I had no problems with that. I moved house and haven't had an internet connection since I moved apart from an ethernet cable connected to another computer. I tried to plug this ethernet into my computer, but the IP couldn't be acquired. I tried to use my phone as a modem, and got the same problem. I also brought my computer to another house to try connect it to their wireless and again received the same problem. If I set the I.P. to one in the range manually, it says its connected, but no websites will load. I have tried every solution I found online and none worked.
PLEASE HELP.

A:Cannot acquire IP Address

Try this tool - http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/N...P-Repair.shtml

If it does not work try running these commands from thr run dialogue box or command prompt:

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset

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my internet was working fine till today when my sister turned on the computer and she can't get on the internet. i checked my connection and it said acquiring ip address. Other computers at my house are working fine. I have window xp service pack 3. help please?
 

A:can't acquire ip address

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HI there,

Okies....all of a sudden my main PC wont acquire an IP address from my wireless network. I suspected that it was the router and binned it, I bought a new and set it up. Its now running and secure and Ive got my laptop connected to it flawlessly.

I guess the problem isnt with the Router or network. So it must be the card or PC?

The belkin wireless utility sees the netwrok and thinks that it is connected with limited connectivity but the windows icon (with the little ball rolling side to side) says that it is acquiring network and goes on for hours until I stop it.

I have tried to repair it and force it to acquire but to avail.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Dave
 

A:Cant acquire IP address?!

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I have just changed my internet provider to orange I have a Dell Latitude D520 and cannot get connected to the internet the message I get is acquiring IP address, when I look at the settings it has no ip address what can I do
 

A:My laptop cannot acquire ip address

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Hi,

I reinstalled a driver for my Wirless LAN Mini PCI Adapter in my laptop yesterday and now I can't get an IP address to connect to my network. A long time ago someone changed a setting on this laptop to access a network in a school and when my gf brought it home we no longer could connect to our home network. I fear this same problem has came back now and I don't recall how it was fixed last time.

Anyway, put in the IP address, subnet and DNS #s this AM to try to manually connect and it shows up as connected now but the packets being sent are like 11-24 and received is 0. Can anyone help me get this working? Thanks!
 

A:Unable to Acquire IP Address

i had a similar problem because it was being blocked by my firewall: I put the IP address in the 'trusted' zone on my firewall and hey presto.

It may work. luck.
 

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About a week ago we had a virus on this computer. Ran malware and AVG and the computer worked fine. A few days after the virus was removed I could not get online or print to the printer that was hosted on this computer. It is a wired connection. Under network connection, it says "acquiring adress" but it never aqcuires one. I typed in the IP address manually and that allows me to get online but I cant see the other computers on the network and they cant see this computer. Any thoughts?

A:unable to acquire ip address

We cannot help you with malware removal here due to forum rules. Please click on the link for Virus/Malware Help in my signature and do as many of those steps as you can and skip those you can't and post there for more help. Once the security experts give you a clean bill of health;
Unplug the power plug to the Modem and the Router. Plug the power into just the Modem (unless you have a modem/router combo) When all the lights come up, plug in the power to the Router (unless combo of course)
Now Go to Start/Run and type inetcpl.cpl and press enter/Connections/LAN Settings. Make sure all the boxes are unchecked. Now go to Start/Run and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Right click the Local Area connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP-IP)/Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address and DNS Server Address Automatically are both checked. Now go to Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. IN the Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. the IP Address changes to 0.0.0.0 Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew. Now type ipconfig /all. You should have a new IP address try it again. If you still cannot connect please include the text output of your ipconfig /all in your next post

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So Ive read through several threads trying to solve this problem, no matter where I go I cannot get an IP address, it connects and all but just continues to try to acquire with no luck. I have an Inspiron 6000 with an intel pentium 1.6, intel pro wireless 2200bg. Any help would be incredible. Thanks so much!
 

A:Cant Acquire An IP Address Anywhere, Home included

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Okay so recently i have been able to connect to my router Via Wireless But then a couple days ago my internet crashed and when i clicked "Repair" It Gets stuck at "Renewing IP Address" I have tried ipconfig/refresh,renew and etc None of it work and my internet is still limited or No Connectivity.But when i use an Ethernal Cable it works. Please Help I'm really frustrated, Any Advice or Suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
1234567980
PS I have another laptop in my house and it connects to the internet fine. Thanks Again
 

A:Limited or no connectivity/can't acquire an IP address

verify that the NIC is set to use DHCP for both IP & DNS addresses; remove any static values found
 

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Hello,
I purchases a Sony Vaio Intel i3 2 weeks ago largely because its a Sony and because of the Wireless Display it offered using Netgear Push2TV 1000.
My first day the WiDi worked perfectly but then I got busy installing and updating the computer.
And now, two weeks later, when I attempted to connect to P2TV the TV screen just says "Could not obtain network address".
I updated the drivers. Nothing changed.
Reset the adapter. Nothing changed.
Enabled My Wifi/checked for Intel Wireless PAN DSCP server/checked firewall. Nothing happened.
I looked up other people having the same issue and there seems to be a lot and they all agree that there is no cure in sight. Apparently, BestBuy even had the balls to tell some of them to restore the computers to its original factory setting to resolve the issue which is pathetic.
Just want to check if anyone here figured this puzzle out yet.
Thank you.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599622 MB, Free - 534969 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Netgear Push2TV fails to acquire address

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Hey all, I would like to apologize in advance if this problem has been posted numerous times before and is easily resolved. I've worked with computers for a major part of my life, but I've never been in-depth with them.

Alright, now straight to the point.

Specifications:
My laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-Z16SN running on Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3.

Problem:
For internet access, I've always connected my computer via ethernet cable and never have I had any problems with it until yesterday at least. When I connect it the status shows "Limited or no connectivity", I've tried connecting repairing the connection but it returns with "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address". The IP address shows 0.0.0.0 and Subnet Mask 0.0.0.0. Under 'Services' in the administrative tools, I've checked that the DNS Client as well as the DHCP Client are both running. I've tried manually entering the IP Address, but to no avail, the connection status would show "Connected" but but I am unable to actually use the internet showing "Server not found" on my internet browsers, therefore I set it back to Auto. Under command prompt, whenever I type ipconfig /renew the following error would occur:

Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on while it has its media disconnected.
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A:Solved: Connection Problem (Can't acquire new IP address)

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I think the rootkit is gone for now, the network won't acquire the IP address. If I manually set the IP address, it will not register DNS properly, however the internal file sharing network works using this method, but no the internet access. I've tried running the Network Diagnostic tool, and NetShell utilities to reset the TCP/IP stack and Winsock, but same problem still exists. I even tried the repair install. I'm guessing the removal of the rootkit did something to the registry that prevents the IP from being assigned automatically. As you can see in the log, I've used many tools to try to fix it. I've seen a similar situation on this forum before..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Run by Administrator at 15:52:05 on 2011-10-29Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.397 [GMT -4:00].AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG&#... Read more

A:cannot acquire IP address (no internet) after zeroacess removal

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5 days ago, I ran Microsoft Security Essentials on my laptop to remove a suspected virus. Since then my computer has been running faster, but now I am unable to connect to the internet. Neither my wired nor wireless connection will connect. Both spin in circles saying "Acquiring IP Address." I have since connected two other devices to the connection, so I now that my issue is not laying with the router. Since this issue has started, I have been scouring the internet for solutions and haven't been able to find one. I have checked the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties and they are set to obtain automatically. Because of the things that I have seen on the blogs I have come across and what I am seeing on my computer, I am wondering if I have some form of malware attached to my system.

Any help would be greatly appriciated and a HUGE thank you in advance.

A:Ran Microsoft Security Essentials and now cannot acquire ip address

Forgot to include that I am running Windows XP Media Edition. Thank you again.

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Hi,
Machine with Win7 Pro 32bit.
This peculiar problem from 4 days, when the machine is logged in, it takes very long time to acquire ip address (though its a static ip).
The Network icon at the task bar keeps searching (rotating) and meanwhile I cannot open any folders or applications.
It gets connected after a while approx 10-15 minutes.

I have reset the winsock. Tried stopping some unwanted services in msconfig, disabled the built-in firewall, uninstalled antivirus (security essentials).
No hopes...
Any workarounds....

Thanks,
Kiran

A:Taking long time to acquire ip address after rebooting

Hello,

Click start>run. Type 'cmd' and press enter. In the command prompt type in 'ipconfig /all' and press enter. Paste the results into the thread.

From what you have said it sounds as though it is looking for an IP address and doesnt have a static address assigned.

Dave

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I have a 10/100 network with 4 wired PC's attached all running Windows XP pro. The architecture is as follows

Virgin Media Super Router connected to fiber internet 60mg internet connection - this is connected to a 4 port netgear switch in the upstairs part on my house. one cat 5 cable links it with the study downstairs into another where there is another netgear 4 port switch. This switch has two pc's attached, one Western Digital NAS and another Netgear wireless router which in turn has two pc's attached. Wireless devices pick up the internet no problem but the four pc's take about an hour to acquire an IP address. This is a fairly new problem, the system has actually worked fine for years.

Any Ideas why?
 

A:My computer takes an hour to acquire an IP address, any ideas why?

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I ended up with Antivirus Soft. I used rkill and Malwarebytes in safe mode (administrator). After it removed several infections. I rebooted in normal mode. The wireless keyboard would not work (the wireless mouse using the same USB dongle works fine) and the network connection was acquiring an IP address (never aquired).Ran rkill and Malwarebytes in normal mode and my user name in safe mode. It cleared up some additional infections in my user name safe (none as I recall in my user name in normal mode). Ran Spyware Doctor. It found Spyware.Known_Bad_Sites. Since it wasn't going to remove it without buying the full version (and still not solve the problem). I've since run Dr Web Cureit (removed Backdoor.Tdss.565) and Cool Cleaner. No change. The keyboard works in safe mode. Currently the Hardware Device Manager says "Windows cannot load the device for this hardware because a previous instance of the device is still in memory (Code 38). I've uninstalled and reinstalled from the original disk- no change. I'm currently using a wired keyboard.The network works in safe mode intermittently. Sometimes (once every 4 or 5 boots) It boots up normally (blue task bar; network operates) Occasionally it doesn't appear normal (wallpaper comes up without taskbar, much later a grey taskbar shows up, dog slow) but the network does work. Most of the time it doesn't have any network connection (aquiring IP address) An additional piece of info (perhaps worthless), a mon... Read more

A:Infected with Antivirus Soft- Unable to acquire IP address and nonfunctioning Wireless Keyboard

Hi and welcome. My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log. I apologize for the delay.If you still require assistance we would like to see the current condition of your system so please post a new set of DDS Logs as well as a GMER log and a description of any remaining problems or symptoms you may still have please.If for any reason you did not post a DDS log or GMER log please refer to this page and in step #6 and Step #7 and Step #8 for further instructions on downloading and running DDS & GMER. If you have any problems when running the tools or unable to produce a report for any reason, just let me know in your next reply.For your next reply I would like to see:-The DDS logs---DDS.txt and Attach logs-GMER log-Description of any remaining problems you may still have.With Regards,Extremeboy

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my network wont share its internet connection correctly. i have the DHCP enabled and the clients cant connect. the connection is shared on the server and the clients cant connect. occasionally when im screwing around with it, i can get the clients to the "acquiring network address" step and they time out. why are they trying to acquire a new network address? if the connection is shared it should assign them something like 192.168.x.x right? the network was fully functional once upon a time and it stopped awhile before service pack 2 even came out. i can share/view files from all the clients and the server and visa versa but no internet function. please help me understand why the IPs wont assign right. thanks in advance for any help provided

_NETWORK LAYOUT_
cable modem ->
server NIC#1 - (shared connection) 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI ->
server NIC#2 - (On-board) Intel(R) PRO/100 VE ->
netgear 8-port 10/100Mbps Dual Speed Hub Model DS108 ->
clients:
#1 Compaq Evo with Realtek RTL 8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
#2 HP somethingoranother with 3Com 3c905TX-based Ethernet Adapter (Generic)
#3 HP Visualize X-Class with Intel(R) 82559 Fast Ethernet LAN
 

A:cant acquire network IP

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In WinXP and Panda software I am having a problem. I cannot in wired or wireless networks acquire a network address.
Both are available on another computer.
Help needed
Paul
 

A:cant acquire network

plschwartz,

What equipment are you using? Model number, etc. Also, have you tried cycling power on your equipment? Power everything down (modem, router, PC). Power on modem, wait 5 minutes. Power on router, wait 5 minutes, power on trouble PC. Also, please post OS and ipconfig /all results.
 

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Trying to add a laptop to an existing wireless network. Recognizes the network but cannot retreive an ip address. Can someone walk me through this process?

Also, really annoying: the f4nct56n 2ey 5s 6verr5d5ng the standard 2eyb6ard sett5ngs. H6w d6 get th5s bac2 t6 n6r0a3+ Get it?
 

A:cannot acquire wireless network

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Hello.

I just reinstalled Windows XP Home Edition on my laptop. I plugged the laptop to my router via ethernet and did all the necessary updates.

The problem is, I cannot connect to the router wirelessly. An IP address cannot be acquired, I think.

The ethernet connection is fine, and also other computers can connect wirelessly without an issue. I searched around this site and google, but I can't figure what to do.

Thank you in advance for your time!
 

A:Cannot Acquire an IP on a Wireless Network

did you install the driver for the network also the chipset drivers

make and model of the pc

can we see an
ipconfig /all
device manager

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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you ... Read more

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Hello,
Quite recently my laptop's been unable to hook up to the internet
I can get it connected to my modem (wirelessly and through an ethernet cable) but it's unable to acquire a network address, no matter how many times I repair the connection or restart my laptop
I know the problem's not with the modem because I can connect to the internet on my sister's laptop (which I'm on now)

I've never had this problem before with my laptop, I'm quite new to this internet troubleshooting thing, can some help?
 

A:xp laptop cannot 'acquire network addresses'

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Hello,
First let me say that I'm horrible with computers. I'm just very CPU ignorant.

That being said here's my problem:

My Dell inspiron mini will show my network and show that it has excellent signal strength. But then it also says limited or no connectivity.
It also gives me this:

network did not assign a network address to the computer

Don't know what to do. I've already tried this:

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock
reset catalog
Reboot machine

None of that worked. What is my next step to fixing my problem?
Thanks a heap
 

A:Can't renew ip address and network did not assign a network address to the computer

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My old computer has been somewhat rendered unusable and I am in the process of getting a whole new pc.

I usually shop at PC Specialist for all my PC needs but I have encountered a small problem.

PC specialist no longer sells the ultimate edition of any of the Windows OSs; and I am in need of a windows seven ultimate os.

I took a search on ebay and amazon and I have concluded there are a lot of shady sales for this product.

I was wondering if there was a legit way to buy a retail version of windows seven ultimate?

(Side note, my last licence was an oem, so it can't be used on my new pc)

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Greetings all,
I've tried setting up a small three system wired network to a 4 port DSL Router with DHCP turned on, 3 systems are all WinXP Pro, all same workgroup, all different computer names, 2 of the three connect just fine, the third intermittently won't connect and comes up with Invalid IP address (even though TCP/IP is all set to automatically select) on all three.

Doesn't matter which order I bring them up on the LAN, only the one system has the issue.

Yes, the three are plugged into the LAN 1, 2, 3 ports on the 4 port Router, not the WAN side...

Any ideas??
 

A:Windows XP Pro network, Invalid IP Address

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I have a older laptop running windows 7, The Wi-Fi will connects to windows. but a yellow caution will appear with the signal bar and there is no internet connection. I have tried another adapter, manual setup, flushing buffers, you name it with no
success. It looks like something got corrupted, unfortunately this system did not have restore turned on. Is there any way files can be fix or will I have to reinstall.

thanks
  

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Hello! My Dell was running very slow, so I used the disks that came with the computer to reinstall Windows XP. After doing this, it wasn't detecting our wireless network. I went through on the drivers disk and installed the drivers in order according to Dell's specifications. It still wouldn't work, so I went to the dell website from another computer, and downloaded the drivers that pertained to the network. Now it is recognizing the network, I was able to enter my key, but it won't stop "acquiring network address". When I do the ipconfig /all, it looks like there is no IP address:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\User>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ac1-4dd69172e8d
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-4D-48-51

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-CE-7D-67-F6
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Windows XP stuck Acquiring Network Address

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Hey fellas. I've been having this problem for about a week, and from what I've seen in my research, its fairly common, but there is no single cause or solution. I've been trying to connect to my home network from my desktop, using a linksys ae1000 wireless network adapter. I can connect to this network from my laptop, and my desktop can connect to the neighbor's unsecured network. My network itself is secured with WEP encryption (I know, not the best, but that's the next problem I'm going to fix). When I try to connect, there's a message - acquiring network address - and of course it never acquires the address. Running ipconfig shows that my ip address and dns servers are all zeroes. I've tried connecting using a static IP, which did not fix the problem, which, I believe extends from my security settings. Like I said, my network is secured with a WEP key. However, my computer seems to believe that the network is secured with WPA2. I have tried going into network connections -> properties -> wireless networks, and changing the stored settings for the network, but it just changes back every time I try to reconnect. Lastly, if this helps, my router is an Actiontec M1424WR model connected to Verizon FIOS. This has been an incredibly frustrating problem, and I will be incredibly grateful for any help that you can offer.
 

A:Solved: Windows XP hangs on Acquiring Network Address

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I am having issues with the network adapter automatically gets assigned APIPA address after some time on windows 7 (64 bit). All the other devices on the network works fine. I tried using USB to Ethernet adapter and it gets the IP in the range 192.168.1.0/24 but after some time(like in 2 days) it gets assigned APIPA address. Switching from USB-ethernet to desktop adapter it gets IP in 192.168.1.0/24 range but only for some time and also Reboot solves the issues momentarily. DHCP server works fine without any issue. Have some one got to experience like this?

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Hi

Im working with windows xp and netgear wireless adapter n150 it says that it has successfully accessed the wifi but in the status it say that theres an invalid ip adddress then when i go to view network connections it says acquiring network address i have enabled the adapters. I dont know what else to do im on my laptop now so idk how to get the cmd screen here.HELP!
 

A:invalid ip address/ acquiring network address

Mr Juice ,

Yeah it looks like your WiFi router is not, acknowleding your Adapter with IP address. A good trouble shooting command is

ipconfig in the cmd prompt, (Usuually you will see starting with 192.168.x.x... or something or 172) but if you see 169.x.x.x, then tell me. I can say you have a problem

ipconfig/release and then ipconfig/renew see if this helps.

Thanks
Bharat Chandra Penumutchu
 

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MY computer went blank, i could start it but there were no icons or taskbar. I reinstalled windows xp . and completed following steps by reading a previous post
 
First >> Start >> Run Box >> type, or copy / paste the following one at a time, pressing Enter after each line : ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /releaseipconfig /renewnetsh winsock resetSee if this clears your cache - Next download TFC Cleaner to your desktop > Double click on the Icon (Black Garbage can) Click Start > let this remove all unwanted Temp files >> Click OK to Reboot when it has finished -  (I am not sure whether I had to reboot after that)
 
following I got after that Farbar Service Scanner Version: 17-01-2015
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 01-02-2015 at 19:26:18
Running from "D:\Abid\New Folder"
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
****************************************************************
Internet Services:
============
Connection Status:
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Localhost is accessible.
There is no connection to network.
Attempt to access Google IP returned error. Google IP is unreachable
Attempt to access Google.com returned error: Other errors
Attempt to access Yahoo.com returned error: Other errors
Windows Firewall:
=============
Firewall Disabled Policy:
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"HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\\EnableFirewall"... Read more

A:Wireless Connection stuck on "Acquiring Network Address windows xp home

You should download and install XP SP3 and do all updates. Use your NIC card and a Ethernet cable to do the updates. That may solve your wireless problems.

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Hello, I own an hp laptop pc. The last couple days I have had problems connecting to my wireless network. I keep receiving an error that says that my wifi network has an invalid ip address. I have had this computer for a year and haven't had any problems like this until just a couple days ago. When I try to troubleshoot the connection I get a windows activation error of 0x80070426.

I have tried running a diagnostic test and nothing comes up. I've tried a virus scan and no virus's found. I've tried to uninstall wifi network adapter restarted computer and then re-installed it, and that didn't change anything. I have ran a recovery test and computer says it can't fix the problem. I can only get online if I restart modem everytime. I have also tried to do an ipconfiguration from the c prompt screen. No success. I don't know what else to do. Can anyone help me please?

Thank you

Mary
 

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Hello all,
I'm running windows XP pro 32 bit with service pack 3 on an HP 8510W notebook workstation.

Last night I was hit by a rather nasty virus, from a source that still remains unknown. It hijacked the list of hosted processes running under SVCHost.exe (no it was not scvhost.exe), and caused ping.exe to repeatedly launch and flood random IP addresses with huge amounts of data. I managed to get rid of this using microsoft security essentials, but a few times before I did this, and now consistently afterward, I have no internet connection. I've tried with several different wireless networks and two different ethernet cables connected to two completely separate networks. I also have another older HP laptop on the same network, which i'm using to type this message.
The general idea of this is as follows:
All network adaptors (this being ethernet, wireless, even iPhone tethering) showing acquiring network address consistently.
0 packets showing as sent / received in any network adaptor's properties, except WiFi which shows 2 both sent and received when I first connect, then stays there.
IP and subnet both set to 0.0.0.0.
doing an ipconfig /renew produces the following: "The RPC server is unavailable."
The remote procedure call service is started when I look under services.msc.
uninstalling and reinstalling devices does nothing.
doing a system restore does nothing.
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A:net adaptors stuck at acquiring network address on all networks, windows firewall and internet not working

An update, of sorts.
I've resolved the problem after a few hours of fruitless searching and just a little bit of productiveness.
If you recall, I posted an error about windows firewall not working. I also discovered that the TCP/IP and network location awareness services were not starting due to an error 1075. The error description was as follows: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.
I looked in the event viewer under system, and found the following:
Event
Date: 11/16/2011 Source: Service Control Manager
Time: 8:50:00 AM Category: None
Type: Error Event ID: 7003
User: N/A
Computer:HAMSTER
Description:
The Network Location Awareness (NLA) service depends on the following
nonexistent service: Afd
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Doing some research, I found that most people were able to fix their AFD service by going into device manager, clicking show hidden devices under view, finding the non plug and play devices catagory and finding AFD, then going to properties and clicking start. Sometimes it's apparently necessary to go to the driver tab and set startup to "system".
This applied to TCP/IP and a few other things as well.
I can't actually verify any of this information, because... well, AFB wasn't showing up in device manager. I looked on the second laptop just to be sure, and there it was, right at the top.
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i'm using a dell inspiron 8600, sp3. i've never had problems accessing the internet until a few weeks ago when i moved. i was slated to join in on my roommmates network, but for some reason I cannot connect. Or more precisely, I connect for about 2 seconds, and I'm immediately bumped off. My roommates tried to fix it, but in vain. the signal is coming in strong on my computer, so I'm not sure what the issue is. any help is definitely welcomed.
 

A:perpetual acquiring network address/unable to connect to roommates network

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... and made a fundamental mistake of uninstalling adapters hastily without looking into it. Now when I try to re-install the adapters, I'm running into difficulties. Specifically, I don't have the CD-ROM I originally must have used, and the following message is popping up: "Files Needed - The file 'atl02_2k.sys' on Atlansic Fast Ethernet Adapter Installation Disk is needed. Type the path where the file is located and then click OK." Unfortunately, I don't have any idea if there is a path where this is located, so installation cannot complete.

The reason I took this option to begin with was that the wireless connection on my laptop [Asus, Windows XP] was acquiring network address without ever connecting fully to the internet. I had previously tried another of other methods, such as manually entering an IP address, to no avail.

Now I think I've gone and added to the problem exponentially. Any help or advice to somebody unfamiliar with such teething problems would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:So I uninstalled my network adapters as my laptop was acquiring network address...

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I am running into this strange networking issue with my computer (desktop)

Details
1) Wired onboard LAN.
2) I checked cable & router by connecting to a laptop ( so both the cable and router are fine)
3) The motherboard is a GA-EX58-UD3R i7-920 motherboard
4) Realtek 8111/8169 LAN Driver

Things were working great until I ran windows update.
Windows update suggested that I update my network driver which I did !!

Since then the network connection keeps flipping between "Acquiring network address" & "network cable unplugged" every 5 secs

I unistalled the driver and installed the latest driver from the board manufacturer. Also from Realtek website but nothing seems to work.

I have tried to setup static ip. After that the connection says connected and "ping 127.0.0.1" works but nothing else does. Ping to the router does not work.

I am able to connect using the router/cableModem to the internet using my other laptop.. but the desktop is not working.

Any Ideas what might be wrong?
 

A:Acquiring network address / network cable unplugged

Rule #1: never allow Windows Update to update your hardware drivers!

Okay, there are lots of other more important rules; that one's probably about #23 or so. Still...

Did you try the "Roll back driver" option to go back to the previous working version? You could try obtaining an older version of the driver and force the system to install that... you don't specify what version of Windows, but most of them try pretty hard to make things mindless for the users and so may not be replacing the bad driver with the one you want if it thinks the bad one is "more suitable".

First, boot into Safe Mode, go to the Device Manager, and Uninstall all the instances shown of the network adapter.

When you reboot, Windows will redetect the NIC - tell it you want to "Install from a list or specific location", then "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install.", and finally use the "Have Disk" button to point it at the older version of the driver. It may complain about it being an older or uncertified driver, but tell it to use the driver anyway.
 

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Nevermind..

Ok, somehow it fixed when i reentered the WEP or WPA key.. though i had done this before .. and the reason for it stoping in the first place was non existant... anyway.. thank you for giving me somewhere to type somethign while i stressed..


I didn't even restart the computer.
I went out while burning a dvd, came back to collect the dvd and noticed the internet had shut off.. thought my dad may have shut off the internet or pluged the ethernet cable straight into the pc downstairs instead of the router. Came back later and realised it was just saying acquiring network address...

Windows XP SP2
Actiontec GT701-WRU router
Actiontec 802UIG-1 card on my PC
At the moment om on my laptop... (Norton 360)
My PC has ZoneAlarm (free)
Downstairs PC has Norton 360

Attempts:
I have pressed the repair button on the wireless connection 4 window, it said "windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Disbling the wireless network adapter. Make sure your network adapter is properly installed."

Run>cmd>ipconfig /release
"IP address for adapter Wireless Network Connection 4 has already been released"

Run>cmd>ipconfig /renew
"an error occured while renewing interface wireless network connection 4 : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

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A:Network stopped connecting - still acquiring network address...

Glad you fixed your problem.

Just a comment...
When troubleshooting your wireless problem, you summarized the actions you took.

Maybe you just didn't mention doing it, but as a very first thing to do: I find it often helpful during wireless problems to grab a network cable and run wired connection between the computer and router to see (1) if that connection is working (2) see what might be going on in the router and its current status
 

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I have a total of 4 computers in my house:

Computer A: Desktop computer running windows vista, wired connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer B: Desktop computer running windows xp, wired connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer C: Laptop computer running windows 7, wireless connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer D: Laptop computer running windows 7, wireless connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can ONLY access computer B and C....Computer A shows up but I get an error message while trying to access it....\\pca-pc is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network address is invalid.

From Command Prompt Computers A and D

Computer A:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Christina>nbtstat -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.21] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
CHRISTINA-PC <00> UNIQUE Registered
HOME <00> GROUP Registered
CHRISTINA-PC <20> UNIQUE Registered
HOME <1E> GROUP Registered
HOME <1D> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

C:\Users\Christina>ipconfi... Read more

A:Network not accessible, network address invalid

No one to help on this?

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A:how do i get the network to assign a network address to my computer

Do you have a router?

Right click your Network Connection > Properties > highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the window that loads. The option will be available in there to automatically assign IP address.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2500+, x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 29996 MB, Free - 12475 MB; D: Total - 21006 MB, Free - 20873 MB; E: Total - 25336 MB, Free - 21988 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K8V-MX
Antivirus: None

I am using Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit to post this question but
I got the error message as stated in the attachment while I was working in Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit which is installed as another OS in the other partition of my Hard Drive .
 

A:The network did not assign a network address to this computer.

are they both genuine copies of XP
Also update the SP2 version to SP3

do any of the XP systems work and get an IP assigned

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc
 

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I have windows XP Home Edition. I have a microsoftUSB wireless adapter. Today i was using the Internet and all of a sudden it wasnt working. I looked in the Broadband Utility and it said that my network had little or no connectivity. It also kept saying acquiring network address. I have rebooted and reconnected the wireless adapter many times. Any ideas?

A:Wireless Network - Acquireing Network Address

Did you change anything before the problem started or download anything?

Did you look in your firewall to see if it is blocking the wireless adapter or anything relating to your network?

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I have an HP 510 laptop running windows xp. Wherever i go, i am able to connect through wifi with a password except for where i live. I have had no problems connecting anywhere else. All other laptops and pc's connect through the network i cant access. I get a 'limited or no connectivity' message with details displaying either 'network did not assign a network address to the computer', 'cannot connect to the internet' or 'cannot renew ip address. I reviewed a few older posts and have tried ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew, ipconfig/all to no avail. i also tried netsh ip reset reset.log and netsh windows catalog(or something along those lines) from the earlier post i read, still nothing. I do notice that when i go to properties the wep password always reverts to one i did not enter, and once in a great while when i re-enter it the icon will show 'connected to network, excellent signal strength' but Internet Explorer says not able to connect. I cant seem to figure out why i connect fine everywhere else, and why every other 'guest' computer connects to this network.

i connect using Intel(R) PRO/wireless 2200BG under properties>general
under properties>wireless networks>association use windows to config is checked
under properties>network>properties the network authentication is 'open' and data encryption is set to 'wep' while the network key reverts to something i did not enter. key ... Read more

A:network did not assign network address to the computer

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My laptop picks up wireless signals just fine, I've never had a problem, except with my Dad's computer. He has the verizon modem/router, and it gives off a signal, except I always get slammed with the 'Limited to No Connectivity' balloon and it tells me the network didn't assign a network address to the computer. I don't even know what that actually means and entails let alone how to fix it.

I've rebooted the PC, the modem/router, and my laptop. I've copy and pasted 192.168.1.1 into the browser to see if that would work. A verizon page did come up with a user login, but I couldn't even use that because the password field was faulty (extra characters kept showing up that I wasn't typing). My laptop and the PC are both on Windows XP so it isn't that they're too old either. I'm just not tech savvy at all. ><;

Any thoughts? If more information is needed let me know, and I'll do my best to provide it.
 

A:'The network did not assign a network address to the computer' Gee thanks e_e

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I have a total of 4 computers in my house:

Computer A: Desktop computer running windows vista, wired connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer B: Desktop computer running windows xp, wired connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer C: Laptop computer running windows 7, wireless connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can access all computers on the network.

Computer D: Laptop computer running windows 7, wireless connection to router, HOME workgroup. Can ONLY access computer B and C....Computer A shows up but I get an error message while trying to access it....\\pca-pc is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network address is invalid.

From Command Prompt Computers A and D

Computer A:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Christina>nbtstat -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.21] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
CHRISTINA-PC <00> UNIQUE Registered
HOME <00> GROUP Registered
CHRISTINA-PC <20> UNIQUE Registered
HOME <1E> GROUP Registered
HOME <1D> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

C:\Users\Christina>ipconfi... Read more

A:Network not accessible, network address invalid

Welcome to the Sevenforums SummerBear!

First off.... I know you were trying to cover all bases, but waaay TMI (too much info) here. Both A & D are in the same IP address subnet (192.168.1.xxx) <-- good. You can ping, so you have network connectivity!

Since you said you recently restored a few of these PC's, did you go back and re-share the folder(s)?

Also, what usernames do you use on each PC?

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Hi foristas and tech support,

I am having a problem that I see others have had after a PC system recovery on an XP computer. My HP desktop was running crazy slow, so I ran the PC Recovery Tool to do a clean re-installation of Windows XP. I updated from SP1 to SP2 and then to SP3 following the instructions on the HP and Microsoft sites. I also reinstalled the wireless adapter (before updating to SP3 I believe) and the computer connects to my home network fine. Now I am trying to connect to my work WIFI network, but even though I enter the network key, it won't stop "acquiring network address".

My Computer specs using Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33510 MB, Free - 22172 MB; D: Total - 4634 MB, Free - 635 MB;
Motherboard: TriGem Computer Inc., Glendale motherboard
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
​Here's what I get when I do the ipconfig /all thing in the command prompt:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ICECOLD
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
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A:Solved: Windows XP desktop "Acquiring Network Address" over and over but never connec

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I recently bought my son a D-Link DWA-25 USB Wireless adapter for his desktop but I can't seem to get it to work. Not matter what I do (I have tried every bit of advice this wonderful forum has to offer) and so for all I get is "Acquiring Network Address." When I run ipconfig, it returns and ip address of 0.0.0.0 and a subnet mask of 0.0.0.0. Customer service for D-Link and Qwest were useless (spent most of the time blaming each other), so any help you guys and gals can lend me would be stupendous.
 

A:Stuck on "Acquiring Network Address" for Wireless Adapter on Windows XP

(from a JohnWill post)

IP addresses of 0.0.0.0 are normally caused by one of the following.

Diagnosis:
1. DHCP Service not running.
2. Duplicate IP address on the network.
3. Bad NIC card drivers.
4. Defective NIC hardware.

Resolution:
1. Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.
2. Turn off ALL of the computers and other network connected devices, reboot the router, then restart all the computers and other network devices.
3. Check for upgraded drivers and/or reload the Network drivers.
4. Replace the Network Interface Card.
 

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Hey Guys,

I woke up today and turned on the desktop computer and it has trouble connecting to the internet...and I didn't do anything out of the norm.

My house has 4 PC's (2xlaptops and 2xdesktops) and all are connected to a Netgear FVS318 router, which is connected to a Motorola Broadband modem.

I noticed that the network icon kept appearing and disappearing so I opened up "Network Connections" and observed the bizarre behavior. The Local Area Connection kept repeating -> Acquiring Network Address...Connected...Acquiring Network Address...Connected...Acquiring Network Address...Connected...etc.

I don't know what is wrong and would appreciate some assistance with this problem. Thankyou.

If it helps.
- I had to open up a few ports in my router the previous night to play an online game on one of my laptops. But that shouldn't affect my desktop.
- All of the other computers can access the internet through the router perfectly.
- I've tried making a new network connection. Didn't work.
- I've tried repairing the LAN network
- I tried to repair the 1394 connection but ti said the TCP/IP wasn't enabled and couldn't repair it.

Also, I've read about turning on a service called "Network Location Awareness" ... I don't know what it is but would that help my situation?

Thankyou for your time.
 

A:Solved: Acquiring Network Address...Connected...Acquiring Network Address...Connected...etc.

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