Router Identifying....Forever..

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.

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  1. Presumably the Acer connects by ethernet okay ?

    Does wireless work if you disable wireless security in the router ?
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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