|It helps to understand the OSI model when troubleshooting|
If it requires a reboot of the router to establish a connection, assigning a static ip [layer3] has nothing to do with a layer 1 [physical connection] issue.
The ONLY reason to assign a static ip when troubleshooting is when the dhcp server is suspect.
Thommo05 do you have other wifi devices connecting to this Belkin router?
Do they exhibit the same behavior or do they connect OK?
The question we are looking to answer is the problem with the router or the acer wifi
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