I am helping out a (female) friend with her HP laptop that's maybe a year old and it has me stumped. Anyone who has brought their laptop over here could access my wireless network when I gave them the access code. But hers keeps saying "acquiring network address" and just keeps on trying to find it with no end in sight! I even tried a direct LAN connection to the router and basically the same thing. It "sees" the broadband connection on either one but will never connect. She has Internet Explorer and I've checked out various settings compared to mine, I've tried adding it into the network, etc. Nothing. She typically uses that Sprint Mobile Broadband USB connection but it has been working sloooowwww lately. It worked on here earlier but with crappy download speed. She needs some major updates on this thing and I'm stumped. I even did a system restore back to a few months ago but that didn't help.
I also tried the "Repair Wireless Network Connection" but it just sits there trying to renew it.
Any ideas or areas that you can point me to that I'm just wigging out on? Thanks as always!
Oh...and yes...she is a hotter than a 4-balled tomcat just so you know. It's all worth it. :D