I am at the point of pulling all the hair out of my head and I could really use some help.
I moved into a new house about three weeks ago and knowing that my neighbors have a wireless router I bought a wireless network card for my desktop computer. For the first three days everything was great. Then, I lost connection. I had bought a cheap network card off eBay so I figured that was the problem and I went to radio shack and bought a nice linksys card. Still would not connect. It would locate the router, but never acquire and IP address. I read online that people were having problems with linksys cards so i put my computer in the shop and said "make it work." 65 dollars later it still didn't work when i got it home. The computer tech swears it worked in the store. All this time, my laptop is picking up like eight signals and connecting fine.
So, as a last ditch effort I bought a Super Cantenna. It's like a giant frequency tuned Pringles can that is supposed to boost your card's ability to connect to wireless. I plugged it in today and my signal jumped up to "Very Good" but it still won't connect!!!!!
Is there some setting I have wrong on my computer that is inhibiting it from renewing an ip adress? My laptop connects fine and I can verify that there is no security on the router.