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Windows 7: Wireless connection "acquiring network address" continually

16 Jan 2012   #1

Wireless connection "acquiring network address" continually

I was connected to my neighbors wireless network via Linksys for several months, but after he had it shut off and reconnected they gave him a different IP address, ID and password. I have all the passwords and the signal shows up, but it is continually "aquiring a network address". Does he have to change something in his settings to allow access once again?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jan 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Let's give this a shot, practicing our ipconfig and netsh commands...

Open an elevated command prompt.

netsh winsock reset catalog

netsh int ip reset reset.log

ipconfig /release (be patient)

ipconfig /renew (be patient)

ipconfig /all

should show your ip address. Hopefull this will work for you.
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