Damn thing won't acquire network address
August 5, 2007 1:55 PM Subscribe
Help my XP running lap top get unstuck while connecting to my WAP secured wireless network.
posted by Dr. Lurker to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
I just setup a a secured wireless network from my cable modem. The settings are:
WPA Cipher Suite: TKIP.
My new laptop which runs Vista and my Mac Mini both connect no problem. However, my old laptop which runs XP (Thinkpad T23) with an external Linksys 2.4 GHZ Wireless-G (WPC54G) notebook adapter gets stuck while trying to connect to the network. It recognizes the network fine. It prompts me for the passkey, I enter it, and then it gets stuck on "Status: Acquiring Network Address". It stays stuck there indefinitely (currently 18 minutes and counting).
When the network was unsecured using the same router and wireless card, it connected just fine. I had this same problem a while back while attempting to connect to a friend's secured network.
Please, somebody, help me. This is driving me nuts.