Previously, I have been able to connect to my home network. It is a network that just our PC and my father's laptop use. It is encrypted, but in the past I just pop the WEP key into my laptop's wireless settings, and viola! Connection. This time, although the connection strength is 'excellent' , it has the horrible "...the network did not assign a network address to the computer." Rargh. I've tried restarting the computer (a very simple, step, I know, but still.) Yes, the little 'wireless' button is on. Yes, the computer is set up for wireless networking. I am loathe to hit 'reset' my router, because it's a protected connection and I'm not sure if resetting it will mess up those settings. I apologize for yet another question like this, as I see there are two others, but after reading through those, I see the answers are very specific to each person, and don't want to risk doing something to my (newly repaired) computer to mess it up. I would appreciate any help and will try and answer any questions as soon as possible.
I am currently running a Windows XP Pro that is completely up to date with a Broadcom 802.1 1b/g WLAN. The router is a D-link, model WBR-1310.