DHCP does not assign wireless ip address

Toshiba / Equium l20
April 9, 2010 at 09:12:04
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.496 GHz / 894 MB
visiting a network at a family member. Connection via ethernet works fine wireless connection fails .Hangs at acquiring network address. Other laptops connect wireless to belkin. My toshiba connects wireless to other networks. The network is open with no security enabled. Toshiba has atheros wireless.
Sick of trailing 40ft of cable.
Help!
PS When 'acquiring address' no others can connect wired or wireless!

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#1
April 9, 2010 at 11:14:00
Let windows manage the connection instead of the adapter software.

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#2
April 9, 2010 at 12:03:50
make sure your wireless is talking the same standard to the belkin [ b/g/n ]. So if the belkin goes b/g don't set your wireless card to n only for example

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#3
April 10, 2010 at 01:38:06
wireless built in - windoze manages connections!

Router in multi mode laptop talks the same!

This morning I tried again and was assigned an ip address with a one year lease as confirmed by ipconfig/all however no internet access and no other machines could connect to lan.
Tried windoze repair - reported connected -again ipconfig shows all well but no connection to internet and no others have access?
turn off wireless in laptop and all others can join the lan and I again am back to using the wired connection!


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#4
April 10, 2010 at 05:43:52
Download, update & run anti malware from malwarebytes.org

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#5
April 10, 2010 at 06:51:21
I have uptodate malwarebytes and A2 and others available this machine is super clean. It connects wirelessly to my dlink and a linksys [Belkin uses same m/board] so I can only presume it is a clash between the Toshiba and the Belkin firmware. [The Tosh has the latest Atheros drivers]
If it was my Lan I would hack the linksys firmware identifier and flash the belkin but I am a visitor and can not mess with the router!
I was hoping that someone had a quick and non invasive fix.

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#6
April 10, 2010 at 07:52:52
Try safe mode. If the same thing happens, run hijack this & post the log, just in case there is something hiding somewhere. If it works in safe mode, then something may need to be unchecked in msconfig, startup. You might want to stop some things loading into memory at boot time, anyway. I always use a selective startup.

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