I have a Belkin usb adapter to pick up my wireless internet. problem is when i choose my network to connect to it constantly says "acquring network address". But as soon as i plug in an ethernet cable from the router the wireless starts working and i just unplug the ethernet cble. So why does my wireelss card depend on my ethernet conenction?
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That's a very odd situation and I haven't come across that so if it's not a setting in the wireless card someplace then it's a defective wireless card.
It could be that you need to join the wireless network and in the process put in the wireless password.
If you go to the network and sharing center and slect join network , follow the prompts to join and in the process you will need the wireless network password.