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i have a work laptop thats a ibm thinkpad. when i try to connect to home wireless it connects but then hangs on "waiting for ip configuration"...finally it just drops the connection.

I can get my other laptop to connect to my wireless router w/out any problem.

what can i do?

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  • Powercycle both the laptop and the wireless AP/router
  • Unplug (power off) any nearby 2.4ghz cordless phones
  • Change the wireless mode on your home AP/router from B+G mode to B only

Also, do you get an IP if you plug directly into your router via Ethernet?

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