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i downloaded windows service pack two and it cut my internet connection. i put the network key in and it still wont connect. i put in all the ip's /gateways manually because it wouldnt work and its showing i have good signal strength and im sending out siganal yet im not recieving any packets. when i tried to repair the connection it says "this problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer"  how do i fix this!!

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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Since SP2 turns on and strengthens the built-in XP firewall, this is the place to start.  Try turning off the firewall using the security utility that also comes with this new SP.  

BTW:  I am suggesting that my clients wait to install this SP until MS has built a good database on it.  They already have a great deal of data and a decent KB going now, but I would still wait for another month until it gets everything sorted out.  

For more on SP2 and possibly uninstalling it, you may visit my SP2 page at:

www.doverproductions.com

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gmar777Author Commented:
i went back to an earlier system check point and did the system restore. my internet is still not working. how do i get a network address assigned to my computer. i dont understand why i was able to get on the internet before but not anymore. its wireless by the way. i have a linksys usb adaptor and an smc barricade g router.
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Wireless configuration problems with SP2:

If the manufacturer of your wireless hardware installs wireless configuration software, this may interfere with Windows XP's own Wireless Zero Configuration function, change settings, etc.

Uninstall the third party software. Reboot. If the software is still running, run msconfig, select Startup and uncheck any line that starts such software, then reboot again.

You may need to reset your Winsock stack also.  SP2 comes with some builtin command line utilities for this, but rather than try explaining them here, read this link for the information:

http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm#Networking_problems_after_installing_Service_Pack_2
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Thanks, and hope you got connected again...

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