This worked for me after weeks that my laptop would not connect wirelessly (constantly acquiring IP address) to my home netgear router. All other laptops in house were OK and my laptop fine on every other network I tried (I travel a lot). All I did was log onto the router and change the router SSID (name). You have to re-enter the WEP code (I used the same old one) and voila - connected wirelessly in a split second. What a relief - I can go back to working in front of the TV!