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HELP! Unable to acquire a network address among other thing!


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n0ng33k

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Put simply, my computer is having problems acquiring a network address. Everytime I turn on my computer, a virtual coin gets tossed somewhere in my tower, and that coin toss decides whether or not my computer will acquire a network address or not, or even detect the wireless network. Once in a while, it will detect the wireless network that I have set up, and it'll try and connect. BUT it will not acquire a network address. I disconnects, re-connects and keeps on trying. I have left my computer on at 7am, gone to work, came back at 5:30pm, and it was still trying to acquire a network address.

Any insight into this frustrating problem would be appreciated! :)
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Well, if you have a way to test it with a wired network connection (can get a cat5 cable and string it over to the PC) that would solve if its a wireless issue.

If not, I would move the PC next to the wireless router in the room (if it already isn't) and see if the random connection still exists.

After that in the same room, I would do a series of IP release and renewals and see if that the problem still exists.

And then I would (again if you can) try a new wireless card in the PC.

At that point I would suspect the router or your ISP.
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I was having this same problem until a couple of weeks ago, when I bought a new router. I'm not sure if your wireless is coming from your router or your cable box, but it's something worth looking in to.
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Well it's nice to know I'm not alone.

I just called my ISP Technical support help line and they informed me after 30 minutes of blah blah that my Wireless Card is corrupted or something like that. I also get a message on start-up saying that "ANIWZCS2" has encountered an error. I googled that name and it is indeed a D-Link card problem.

The technician informed me that I need to re-install my wireless card software and/or re-install the windows wireless connection software.

Does anybody have any clue how to do this? I'm kind of lost at the moment.
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