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Feb 4, 2011, 11:18 PM
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.
Feb 5, 2011
router identifying forever
Feb 5, 2011, 2:30 AM
Presumably the Acer connects by ethernet okay ?
Does wireless work if you disable wireless security in the router ?
Feb 5, 2011, 11:51 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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Feb 5, 2011, 2:05 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.
Feb 5, 2011, 4:43 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.
Feb 5, 2011, 5:10 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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