my wifi keep on Acquiring Network Address

February 9, 2011 at 07:13:27
Specs: Windows XP
I have a laptop HP Mini 110 1025DX with Windows XP sp3 Home Edition and up to January,31 his wifi was ok. Since February,1 my wifi keep on giving message ”Acquiring Network Address” on my work and I need to help to solve my problem. I tried several possible solutions without success. My wireless card is Broadcom 802.11 b/g WLAN. His drive is updated. In my work, haven´t change none parameters from the wireless. What I need to do ?

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February 9, 2011 at 07:45:48
Does it actually get an IP address from DHCP?

I had an issue with a laptop a while back wherein it did get proper TCP/IP settings from DHCP but still showed the same error message.

I would suggest you open a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) and perform the following command:

ipconfig /all

Post the output of the ipconfig command in a response so we can have a look. For instructions on the quick/easy way to copy/paste from a command prompt window click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide titled, "Post the output of ipconfig (version 2)"

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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February 11, 2011 at 08:58:59
Dear Mr. Curt,

I´ll go to try your suggestion, but for while i think i have found the "X" of the problem. I use o symantec endpoint protection and it has three protection technologies (antivirus and antispyware protection, proactive threat protection and network threat protection) and occasionally occurred one error and i saw that the network threat protection was causing this problem with the message "Acquiring Network Address". When i disabled this option my wifi was ok ... but i wish to return this option on symantec in next future, because my wifi before was working good with this enabled.

a hug,

Ericksson Tadeu from City: Maceió - State: Alagoas - Country: Brazil

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