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Router Identifying....Forever..

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February 4, 2011 11:18:31 PM

Hi all,

I have a Acer Laptop (junker) that quit connecting to the internet via wireless. I have a linksys WRK54G that is connected to a desktop via cat5 and it connects just fine.

However, the Acer tries to connect, but just sits in "Identifying" forever and seldom connects, if at all.

I just reformatted the Acer to rule out any problems with the OS, and I still have the same problem.

Signal strength is reporting very strong, so I know it's getting a signal.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

TIA!!

Anonymous
February 5, 2011 2:30:49 AM

Presumably the Acer connects by ethernet okay ?

Does wireless work if you disable wireless security in the router ?
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February 5, 2011 11:51:12 AM

It does not connect to the ethernet either. It gives me the option to connect wirelessly, reset, or acquire a new IP.

I have disabled wireless security in the router, which was already open before since we do not live around anyone.

Thanks for the help!
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Anonymous
February 5, 2011 2:05:45 PM

Check TCP/IP Properties.

Start, Connect To, Connection, Properties, Scroll Down TCP/IP and highlight, click Properties and check that Obtain DNS and IP address automatically are enabled.
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February 5, 2011 4:43:59 PM

Obtain IP/DNS are both enabled. :( 

Sometimes when I wait long enough, It will no longer state "Identifying" but then say "Multiple Networks" then change to "Unidentified Network", but will never let the internet connect.
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February 5, 2011 5:10:25 PM

I called support for my RoadRunner and they did a reset from their office and it has fixed the problem for now.

Thanks alot for your help fihart!! ;) 
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