The laptop is a few years old and I have never had the wireless working, I bought it used a few years ago and I believe it was from a business or set up for a business network, I used the restore disk when I got it. I did a search before I asked my question and tried quite a few things. Here's what I have: Toshiba Satellite P25-S477, Cable modem>Belkin.3236 Router, running XP Getting limited or no connectivity, Network connection details,"unable to renew IP address" Physical address 00-02-2D-B3-F9-17 IP Address 169.254.132.238 Subnet mask 255.255.0.0 Default gate "nothing" DNS server "nothing" WINS server "nothing" it's wierd because when I checked it again it had no IP, subnet, or physical. I've tried all of the easy stuff restarts, went to the command center "ipconfig release,renew, ipconfig all" uninstall on wireless card, updated drivers, windows. It actually work at my friends house for 10 seconds. any suggestions I am pretty sure its a configuration problem, and I think it has something to do with the way it was set up as a business computer. Any suggestions?