Acer Aspire 5520 - Media Disconnected / IP Address Won't Renew

Apr 28, 2011

I'm visiting family and my laptop will not connect to their wireless. I plugged it in and it connected, but wireless will not. I've tried to renew my ip but it tells me media is disconnected. How do I connect the media? I'm in the device mgr now, looking at network adapters. have yellow !! on Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5. I opened it and there is no "value" for Network address. I've got Acer Aspire 5520, w/SP2, 2.00GB, 32-bit,AMD Turion 64 X2 1.80 GHz. Windows Vista Home Premium. message rec'd is "No operation can be performed on wireless network connection while it has its media disconnected."

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 503 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 78523 MB, Free - 64075 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Govii
Antivirus: Spy Sweeper with AntiVirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

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ipconfig/all before resetting the modem:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration


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