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Acquiring Network Address Problem

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At the moment my friend has been having this problem on some old compaq laptop and he's trying to connect to the internet wirelessly and has been failing miserably. Everytime when he tries and connect to the router thingy, the laptop would show little or no connectivity yet it tells him it has a strong connection thingy. Anywho, he's been trying to solve this for ages now and now I thought I would post his predicament onto this forum and see if there is a solution to his problem.

This problem happened right after when he restored the laptop back to factory settings. The last time he did a restore thingy on the laptop was like 4 days ago and the connection worked still. However, the problem happened right after when he finished restoring the laptop. Soooo... anyone have a solution to this? If you need more info, feel free to ask. Thanks again if you's guys are able to help.
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Sounds like the drivers haven't been installed correctly. Make sure you have the latest off the website.

Try it on Ethernet, does it have issues?

No, then it's most likely a software issue. Also do a windows update to make sure you have everything you need. Worst comes to worse you can pick up a cheap usb wifi adapter anyways.
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Please never use the word 'thingy' in a technical description of behavior.
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