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Okay hi all!
Anyways I own a SONY VAIO VGN-FS920.
Recently got hooked up with DSL. Bought a modem and wireless router both netgear not sure what type of model.
Everything works fine. Main computer connects to the internet perfectly. My sister owns a laptop(DELL running on WINDOWS VISTA) that could connect wirelessly. The problem is that my laptop is not connecting. I mean it picks up the connection and everything but it just keeps doing this: "ACQUIRING NETWORK ADDRESS" it goes off and on. At one point it even said disconnected and the icon on my tray h had the computer with the yellow ball going back and forth.
My ip address is:
subnetmask is:
oh and which is my mac address? is it the one under ethernet wireless network connection or local area connection?
any suggestions? ohh and i went to the whole trouble of turning off my firewall and everything and it still did the same problem.
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Each network interface will have a mac address. If you type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes at a command prompt you will see the info for all ethernet interfaces. The mac address will be in the format xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx.

For troubleshooting purposes, connect it to the router with a cable and see how it behaves. Get that to work first. Not sure how you're trying to connect right now.
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