Windows XP forum: Network connection is stuck "Acquiring network address"

by: yarouk16 May 6, 2006 7:43 PM PDT

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

Network connection is stuck "Acquiring network address"

by yarouk16 - 5/6/06 7:43 PM

I decided it was time to put my home office back together over the weekend. As usual I decided to clean everything up, review my network security implementation, etc. Well I decided I was finally sick of my antivirus software and my subscription had expired and I realized that the bigger name antivirus packages were probably more prone to being exploited than some of the smaller vendors. So, I decided it was time to switch providers. Long story short, I ran into a little problem. It turns out that if you do the following:

- Disable the Windows Firewall/Internet connection sharing (ICS) service
- disable your local area network connection
- enable your local area network connection

your local area network connection will get stuck in an endless loop trying to acquire a network address. In addition the Computer Browser service will terminate due to a timeout. At that point you should be able to find an event using eventvwr.exe in the system group stating that "The Computer Browser service terminated with the following error: This operation returned because the timeout period expired" with an event id of 7023.

Well I'm writing this because after 30 minutes or more of searching through a bunch of posts related to this type of issue on wireless neworks, I finally happen upon some official Microsoft documentation...

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=889320&SD=tech

Microsoft is aware of the issue but I know that finding the problem in my case was a pain. This resolved my issue and I'm hoping that by posting this here I'll make the problem more visible for others.

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.

Close