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Question Having problems aquiring an IP address - 12-14-2009, 01:21 PM

I just recoverd my mini from a nasty virus. now whenever I try to connect to the internet, either wireless or wired I have problems aquiring an IP. I just bought a brand new router so I know there are no issues there. also my mack and my PS3 can get a solid connection both wired and wireless. I tried re-installing the driver and i read that there is a hardware issue with the wireless card so i even tried installing a different driver all together. That is about the tip of my limited tech abilities. Please help
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Default 12-14-2009, 01:54 PM

If you are running under Windows it might be worth doing a complete re-install.

A bit of a pain I know, but at least you would then be 100% sure that you were starting with a 'clean sheet', as it were!

... and if you are looking for a good, free anti virus program a lot of folks on here (including myself) use Microsoft Security Essentials... again assuming of course that you are using Windows!

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Default 12-14-2009, 04:13 PM

When you downloaded the drivers from Dell did a program get installed to manage your network connections?

My brother and sister-in-law had a problem similar when I recently fixed their laptop. Basically they have Charter broadband internet, and so instead of using Charter's drivers for the device, I got the regular drivers off the manufacturer's website. When I installed it, I told it to use Windows XP for managing the wireless connections, but when they shut it down it reverted back to the manufacturer's program, and they lost the connection.

But I think after I changed it back the second time it hasn't done it since.

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