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by: pamlo January 8, 2010 9:48 PM PST

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by pamlo - 1/8/10 9:48 PM

Hi, I hope someone can help me! I've read the postings here and tried a lot of things (about 8 hours worth) but can't get my desktop to connect to the internet.

I was "optimizing" my computer by removing start up features and services and cleaning the registry with a utility when the problem began. Didn't do anything I didn't do to the laptop recently and its performance is amazingly improved.

I have:

HP Pavilion Media Center PC

Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2

Encore Electronics Wireless USB Adapter 802.11g

2Wire router

Two other computers are connecting to the Internet just fine using the wireless network: a laptop and a netbook.

I'm getting "limited or no connectivity," "network did not assign a network address to the computer," Renewing IP address," and "invalid IP address" messages.

Have tried the following:

restored original Windows settings
ran WinSock XP fix
downloaded adapter driver again
Disabled and enabled adapter
Copied network configurations from laptop by router to flash drive and inserted in PC USB port
tried "repair"
Run ipconfig/renew
Run ipconfig/release

Thank you very much for any suggestions. I'm going nuts!

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