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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2006, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Wireless problem

Everytime i try to get on the internet, it tries to reaquire an ip. Then it just searches and searches and never comes up with anything, so then i have to disable it, then enable it, then it works fine. How do i fix that?
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Maybe the dhcp lease is expiring?

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-21-2006, 04:13 PM
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1. Define "it." PC, the router?
2. How long does it go in between problems? 10 minutes, hours, days?
3. Describe your network infrastructure.

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It being the pc (laptop), and everytime i close the screen to go on stand by, whenever i reopen it and try to get on the internet, it does it. And correction, it says trying to aquire network address. And it constantly searches. But when i disable it, then enable it, it works fine. It's really starting to piss me off
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-21-2006, 05:36 PM
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So you have it attached to a router/modem/DHCP server? Sometimes it can take a minute or two to obtain a DHCP address. You could just assign a static address if it is on your own private network.

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Well, until now, its always been fine. Why would it just start acting up all of a sudden? And why does it work right after i disable/enable it?
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-21-2006, 11:15 PM
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Funny thing.. I just started having the same issues. What type of router do you have?
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2006, 08:09 AM
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For poops and giggles...unplug it for 15 secs and then plug it back in.

That'll be your DHCP server. Which is what your PC is looking for when "acquiring an address." For whatever reason, that is not functioning properly or it is a problem with the laptop. Try the easy stuff first....power it off, reboot your PC and go from there.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 11:44 AM
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There is probably updated firmware for your router; might try stuffing some new code into it and see what happens.

My own linksys requires a power cycle about every 2-3 weeks; the wireless just dies until that is done.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 08:05 PM
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Surprisingly, it's happening to me as well.. Linksys router as well.

Laptop finds wireless network, won't access the internet. I go upstairs, my gaming rig is online without issues. I repair the wireless on the laptop, connects to the network, and still no internet..

I power cycle the router only (not the cable modem) and voila, laptop is online.

I'll check for updates, and post results.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 08:48 AM
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Hmm .. mine will sometimes say "acquiring network" for many hours, but I have access to the internet, and everything works fine, but the little icon in the systray thinks it's still searching for the internet. I've learned to ignore it. For the most part, it works fine, I think Windows might have an issue with it, but I've never had a problem with connectivity.

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Oh, and I'm running a Linksys Wireless-G router, tied to another Linksys router attached to my cable modem. The only time I've power cycled either of mine, was when the power went out in the neighborhood

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 01:30 PM
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Almost all of the Linksys wireless broadband routers will require a firmware upgrade straight out of the box to correct this type of problem. The most notorius is the WRT54G. If it keeps acting up, just configure the IP on your computer manually and turn the DHCP Server on the router off...
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