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IP config problems. Media disconnected :l Please help

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  • So originally, I had decided I was going to retrieve my DNS numbers using the IPconfig in the command prompt because I needed to forward my ports so I could host a server on this one online video game. When I went to forward my ports I had accidentally screwed with one of my router settings, and I had to reset my router. Now when I use Ipconfig in the command prompt, I get these messages/errors

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    Windows IP Configuration

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State..........................: Media Disconnected

    Connection-specific DNS suffix.:

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix:

    Link local I Pv6 Address............: (Address here)

    I Pv4 Address.............................: 192.168.1.3

    Subnet Mask ................................: 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway............................ 192.168.1.1

    Tunnel adapter isatap.ph.cox.net 

    Media state ................................: Media disconnected

    Connection-specific DNS suffix..:

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State................................:Media disconnected

    Connection-specific DNS suffix..:

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Media State................................:Media disconnected

    Connection-specific DNS suffix..:

    Tunnel adapter isatap. {bunch of random numbers and letters}

    Media State................................:Media disconnected

    Connection-specific DNS suffix..:

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    Please help, the only thing that puzzles me is I still have an internet connection. I am using a Toshiba Satellite C655 and I am on a wireless connection. I think this might be a router problem because when I was trying to forward my ports (im a newb at it) I accidentally changed my router setting so that it would recognize only my default gateway number as DNS numbers. I then had no internet and had to reset my router. Now I am getting these errors mentioned above. Help :0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:13 PM

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  • Those aren't errors.

    Below is your wired network card it is not connected since you aren't connected wired to the network:

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State..........................: Media Disconnected

    Below is your Wireless as you can see you are connected:

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix:

    Link local I Pv6 Address............: (Address here)

    I Pv4 Address.............................: 192.168.1.3

    Subnet Mask ................................: 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway............................ 192.168.1.1

    The others are IPv6 components which are find you can disable going through this but those aren't errors.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852




    • Edited by dariusg Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:21 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:20 PM
  • Ok, but I still am not sure what my dns numbers are,  and what do those other messages mean about media disconnected? I didn't have those before. So what is the difference between IPv4 and IPv6?
    • Edited by Darknighte9 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:28 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:28 PM
  • Media disconnect should have been there before unless you disable IPv6 if not that is there be default in your OS. Media disconnected has always been there for the interface that is connected like your wired network connection

    Are you running a domain? If you are running a domain then your DNS settings should be your Domain Controllers.

    If you are not running a domain then you need your ISP DNS servers to put into your DHCP server. Or you can use 4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.1

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:34 PM
  • Well the media disconnect was not there before and I don't think it is default because of that since it has never appeared until now. I am not running a domain either.
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:38 PM
  • Again the media disconnect has always been there this is a default on all OS if your local area connection is not plugged you will see the media disconnected.

    Now with the IPv6 components by default in Windows Vista and above these are enabled. 

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:05 PM
  • Ok, that makes more sense. But I am still not understanding how to get my DNS numbers. Before I could just use ipconfig or look at my network settings and I would get 2 numbers starting with 24 or something like that. That does not occur anymore.
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:19 PM
  • You need to do an ipconfig /all

    If the above command doesn't give you the DNS servers you need to configure them in the router's DHCP.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:24 PM
  • Ahh, now we're getting somewhere. So for alot of these adapters it reads DHCP is not enabled.

    I went into my settings and found 3 numbers for the Domain Name Server that are all very similar. I take it these are those numbers I couldn't get with the ipconfig?
    • Edited by Darknighte9 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:33 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:28 PM
  • Right ipconfig /all show this information
    • Marked as answer by Darknighte9 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:13 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:52 PM
  • Wow, thank you so much, as you can see I am terrible at troubleshooting my network problems but thank you for your patience ^_^ :D Thanks again

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:14 PM
  • No problem I'm glad we were able to some to a solution.
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:18 PM
  • I have followed you and thus appear to be someone that I should ask my question... please advise.

    I am in an environment where the win8.1 tablet that I am using accesses the internet via a hidden access point.

    I have the access point name and code (I am a building administrator).

    We recently had to reset all machines due to a router issue.  I went to each PC (win7, WinXP, and Win8) and performed a ipconfig /release followed by a ipconfig /renew.  Each machine migrated to the new IP address necessary.

    On this tablet when I attempt to do this ipconfig /release, I get the following:

    no operation can be performed on wi-fi while it has its media disconnected.

    This device is able to "see" other wi-fi networks and access ok.

    What must I do to access this building access point.  By the way my windows8 phone interacts properly with no problem and the access point shows all lights on (functioning).

    Thanks for the advice.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:35 PM