I recently purchased a usb dongle for my old xp (with service pack 3) laptop (ancient packard bell easynote). Installing the drivers was not a problem but when I try to connect to the home Netgear router the process gets stuck on "aquiring network address" phase.
I HAVE tried:
1) uninstalling, then reinstalling driver through device manager 2) uninstalling the windows Internet Gateway Device Discovery and Control Client feature (suggested by one website) 3) ipconfig/dnsflush, /release, /renew in cmd 4) rebooting laptop 5) setting router broadcast to open network or wep or wpa-psk 6) assigning static ip to the dongles mac address
none of these have worked, can anybody suggest something else?
there is nothing wrong with router as other pcs running xp/vista/win7 as well as linux pc and an ipad can all connect fine!