Help connecting to wireless

By eastwood1104
Apr 22, 2009
  1. I had a virus on my laptop and did a clean install of windows xp home edition. Now I can't connect to my wireless router and don't know what to do from here. I can connect with my ethernet cable, but when I try to connect to my wireless router, it just says acquiring network address. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. AlessBauer

    AlessBauer TS Rookie

    how you connect to router, mm.. what settings connection in router?
    you try set static IP address on notebook wireless card?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,150   +597

    try deleting the existing connection (View Network Connections)
    and rerun the Wireless Network Wizard to create a new one.

    On Vista you may see a prompt for Public vs Private network: choose Private
  4. calooreo

    calooreo TS Rookie

    Hi! I have the exact same problem. Did you find a solution? I decided my built in network card was dead, so ordered a new one to use in the external slot. Guess I ordered the wrong thing, cuz the one that I recieved is to go inside. I don't know how to do that. The one I bought from NewEgg is: WRLSS-G PCI ADPT LINKSYS|WMP54GS-RM. Any Ideas? Thanks.
  5. artmer

    artmer TS Rookie

    Can I assume you have connected to this router in the past and left it pretty vanilla (DHCP, no MAC filtering, etc)? If so, verify your security key (WEP, WPA, etc) is correct. I don't mean to be a smart-alec, but it's probably something simple.
  6. calooreo

    calooreo TS Rookie

    Thanks, Art for the reply. I will try to check out Security Key as you mentioned. My grandchildren have been here for the weekend, so I may have to wait til they leave t'mrw. Thanks again
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