XP Network Address

i am about to upgrade the OS on my laptops but in the meantime the wireless connection is stuck on acquiring network address. i have connected the PC via an ethernet cable and that works.

if i allocate a static IP to the wireless it says i am connected.  however if i remove the ethernet cable the wireless disconnects.
Tony LeatherAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Disconnect the Ethernet connection, remove (delete) the wireless profile, shut down, leave Ethernet disconnected, start up and rebuild the wireless profile. Does that work?
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Tony LeatherAuthor Commented:
John - your suggestion unfortunately did not work - anything else to try please?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What are you upgrading to? XP cannot be upgraded to anything useful, so maybe just install the new operating system.

Boot with a Knoppix or Ultimate Boot CD (probably the latter) and see if the network connections work.

Also go into the advanced properties of the network cards and make sure the Metric is set to automatic.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@bledington  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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