Permanently 'acquiring network address'

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Subject: Permanently 'acquiring network address'
Posted by:  Grrrrrr
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005

Hi all! Hope you can help me cos this is driving me mad!
I have a simple home network - my desktop computer, with a Netgear DG834G
router/modem, and my stepdaughter has a laptop with a Netgear USB adapter
WG111. The laptop is connected to my wireless network with 'excellent'
strength. However it still won't work because the icons on the taskbar also
say the laptop is permanently "acquiring network address." So although it's
connected to my network it won't connect to the internet. I have checked it
is set up to 'acquire IP address automatically.'
I set up this network after a bit of hassle months ago. Everything has been
working perfectly until a few days ago, when the laptop apparently just
stopped connecting at all. I uninstalled and reinstalled the adapter
software, and the situation is now as above. I know I'm nearly there but what
more do I need to do to complete the setup?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Thanx in

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