I've seen a number of posts regarding this issue on various online forums, but I either don't understand the fixes, or they haven't worked.
I've recently moved into a new house and want to connect to the existing wireless internet connection. I've previously connected easily at other houses/cafes. When I try to connect here (by entering the security password - WPA) I get stuck on 'Acquiring Network Address'. I've tried to repair, but get a message that the IP address couldn't be renewed. I've restarted the DHCP, checked that my computer is set to obtain IP addresses automatically, and disabled my firewall and the Windows firewall. I also tried turning off and restarting the router, restored my system, and ran RegCure as well just in case. I've deleted all previous networks so just have the one I want to connect to listed.
I have Windows XP SP3 and the adapter is Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (I've checked for updates and there are none available). 1394 Net Adapter is also coming up in my list of devices. The router is Linksys.
I'm really not very computer literate at all, so any detailed assistance would be greatly appreciated! I'm currently using my roommate's computer which is connected to the internet via the wireless router. I don't really want to mess with the router settings too much and risk affecting her connection as well.