or how to find DHCP to highlight it and go from there.......
September 14th, 2005 at 12:00 am
dude…. acquiring network address is basicaly translated to an ip address 0.0.0.0, if a winxp does not have the sp2 it will just say invalid ip and the ip is 0.0.0.0 here is the procedure to correct this
click on start, run, services.msc
look for DHCP client…. if it sess acquiring network address that means that the dhcp client is DISABLED OR STOPTED… highlight the DHCP client and on the left side you will see “START” the service, click on it and then it will say “STOP, RESTART” then double click on the service and on the startup type select automatic, apply
THAT IS THAT!!!! this [bleep] works…
by the way.. also chk the tcp/ip properties, make sure that we have all to automatic
I had the same problem accessing my secured system with my wireless untill I decided to re-set the WPA-PSK
Network Key for both computers. I must have had an error in one of the entries because I have had no further problems with access since. Remember to set the Data Encryption to TKIP.
My computer wouldn’t connect to the home network. It sees it just find, but hangs on “acquiring network address.” An hour of jiggering with various solutions, and nothing’s working. I reset the router, mess with the DHCP, restart miscellani, all to no effect.
Ultimately, in desperation I ran “Network Setup Wizard,” and it asked to restart. I clicked yes. Before it restarts it immediately connects to the network. This after an hour of work. All this for a machine that had previously been working on the same network weeks ago.
Windows XP is a very nice operating system, and Microsoft makes good products. As I tell my class, they make pretty good products that are pretty easy to use at a pretty good price. They are not the best in anything, but they are pretty good in everything.
But there’s still so far to go. Almost identical menus are strewn all across the Windows interface: some through control panels, some through the status bar, some through both, some through the help system.
uly 1st, 2005 at 12:00 am
Disable TCP/IP? are you crazy…what kind of advise is that to give to the world, plz think before you say something like that.
The real answer is to set netbios to Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP in het TCP/IP settings (advanced, wins tab).
Most people don't even have IPV6 installed in their windows…and i doubt cheap wifi ap's have it enabled by defaut.