cant acquire a network address

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how can i connect to internet when i cant get past,'cant acquire network DDREss?'

Software/Hardware used:
dell laptop, verizon

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Manually enter an IP address if DHCP is turned on.
Turn on DHCP if it is turned off.

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) queries your Verizon router for an IP address. If DHCP is disabled, it doesn’t. Instead, it will use the hard-coded address someone left configured before you.

Run IPCONFIG /ALL from the command prompt to see what your computer’s IP address, subnet mask, DNS Server, and Default Gateway addresses are.

If DHCP is enabled and you don’t get an IP address, you may have used a cross-over cable instead of a straight-through Ethernet cable. The cable may be bad. The network card may be bad (or disabled in the CMOS).

More information to work from would help.

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  • jinteik
    if it is like in a home connection, do check out how many IP's are distributed in the DHCP
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  • Gabe9527
    So questions are: Home Network? Router / HUB / DHCP / etc Is your machine's NIC setup to use DHCP - check IP properties if you are not using DHCP and your know your gateway IP - set an internal IP address on your NIC..... 192.168.x.x or 10.0.0.x
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  • ShawnHendricks
    Are you using a cable or WiFi? Is your router WiFi capable?
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  • ShawnHendricks
    Did the cable installer verify you have a connection from Verizon to your WiFi router?
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