It is in great shape, looks good, and has a lot of preinstalled high end hardware for the time.
it will not connect to the internet.
The wireless networking is perpetually trying to acquire a network address.
I've gone into settings to be sure the computer is "automatically acquiring an address".
We've tried to install a Wireless-N USB 2.0 adapter from medialink.
When a cable from the modem is plugged in, we get the same response from the Local Area Connection "acquiring network address".
I've taken it to Geek Squad. They say their diagnostics show that the hardware and drivers all check out. They too couldn't connect to the internet.
Their solution is to strip the computer down and start over with a clean slate on the OS.
Is their anyone with knowledge about what I'm dealing with, what a solution could/would be and how to go about optimizing this gift?
Thanks in advance