I have a wireless modem and router so that I can share my satellite broadband connection around the house.
I've got the PC connecting to the wireless network and internet fine, however the laptop just won't connect to the wireless network.
It used to be that it would connect if wireles security was turned off, but not if it security was on. I reset my router today and reconfigured it and now it won't even connect if security is switched off!
I constantly get the wireless icon with yellow dots running across the bottom of it and it says 'acquiring network address'. I've tried restart and that didn't work. I've tried disabling it but that didn't work - the icon disappeared altogether. I asked the router people (Belkin) what to do and they said it was a problem with the laptop and I should reinstall the wireless adaptor. Do you think this is correct? And if so, how do I go about doing that?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer
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>>Sony Vaio wireless icon constantly set to 'acquiring netw...and never connects
This may be as simple as opening the icon and scanning for available networks.
If two or more show up, make sure to change the order of preference so that yours is on top.
I would definately look into turning security on though.
A connection to an access point has been established prior to aquiring the network address, so you have some sort of connection. If you are connecting to someone elses router this would lead to the failure of DHCP.
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>>Re: Sony Vaio wireless icon constantly set to 'acquiring network address' and never connects
Hi and thanks for the reply.
I've scanned for networks and my one is there - top priority. It does have security turned on. When I try to connect to it, I type in the security code then it tries to connect, says 'acquiring network address' for ages then doesn't connect.
Actually, I've just rebooted the laptop and now it is connected to the network!!! However, it's not online! My PC is connected to the internet so I've definitely got a connection on my wireless network - any ideas why the laptop isn't getting it? I wonder if there is some sort of problem with the laptops wireless adaptor that's causing these funny symptoms?