Acquiring network address

By chathamjoe
Jul 23, 2012
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  1. I have a Toshiba nb205 (3 Yrs) with Windows XP that I just restored. All working except wireless, I get aquiring network address message and it never connects hard wired is fine
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    use Wired or WiFi but not both - - manage this by disabling the one you DON'T want to use.
  3. chathamjoe

    chathamjoe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The hard wire was not connected. Disabled that connection anyways.
    Same results,

  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    ok, connect the cable and then update the WiFi Driver.
    use the control panel->Admin Tools->run as admin (Computer Management) ->device manager
    expand the [+] network adapters and find the WiFi device; double click
    Click the Driver tab and then the Update Driver button.

    Likely will need to reboot.

    Now try to see if your device even sees your router;
    Be sure the wifi feature is enabled on your router AND on your computer too.
    Use the control panel->Wireless Wizard to find routers - - are there any and is yours seen?
  5. chathamjoe

    chathamjoe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Message said it could not find a later driver. When I checked the computer adapter using the wizard its sees it but says not connected

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