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local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration

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  • I'm at my grandparents and i have a wired internet connection. On their pc everything is fine [ they have xp ], but on my laptop [ w7 ] i recive "local area bla bla" problem when i plug the internet cable. I tried everything i know [ like reseting the adapter, using the same IP and subnet mask ], I tried everything from this forum. Nothing helped me. Can someone give me an idea about what can i do?
    Sunday, August 14, 2011 7:37 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    I would like to how you connect to the network, wired or wireless? Is this connection via a router? Does the computer gain IP automatically or you set it manually?

     

    Please help me collect the output of command ipconfig /all

     

    Best Regards,

    Niki


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    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:02 AM
  • Can you please post the result of the ipconfig /all utility so we can help you with your problem?
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    Sunday, August 21, 2011 3:24 PM
  • hi there, I have the same problem with above. home modem able to be detected but no internet connection.

    I tried my school wireless, Mc Donald wireless, my virgin mobile broadband, they all works but not my home modem...

     

    here is all the data from command prompt

     

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\liliane>ipconfig//all

    Error: unrecognized or incomplete command line.

    USAGE:
        ipconfig [/allcompartments] [/? | /all |
                                     /renew [adapter] | /release [adapter] |
                                     /renew6 [adapter] | /release6 [adapter] |
                                     /flushdns | /displaydns | /registerdns |
                                     /showclassid adapter |
                                     /setclassid adapter [classid] |
                                     /showclassid6 adapter |
                                     /setclassid6 adapter [classid] ]

    where
        adapter             Connection name
                           (wildcard characters * and ? allowed, see examples)

        Options:
           /?               Display this help message
           /all             Display full configuration information.
           /release         Release the IPv4 address for the specified adapter.
           /release6        Release the IPv6 address for the specified adapter.
           /renew           Renew the IPv4 address for the specified adapter.
           /renew6          Renew the IPv6 address for the specified adapter.
           /flushdns        Purges the DNS Resolver cache.
           /registerdns     Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names
           /displaydns      Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache.
           /showclassid     Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter.
           /setclassid      Modifies the dhcp class id.
           /showclassid6    Displays all the IPv6 DHCP class IDs allowed for adapter
    .
           /setclassid6     Modifies the IPv6 DHCP class id.


    The default is to display only the IP address, subnet mask and
    default gateway for each adapter bound to TCP/IP.

    For Release and Renew, if no adapter name is specified, then the IP address
    leases for all adapters bound to TCP/IP will be released or renewed.

    For Setclassid and Setclassid6, if no ClassId is specified, then the ClassId is
    removed.

    Examples:
        > ipconfig                       ... Show information
        > ipconfig /all                  ... Show detailed information
        > ipconfig /renew                ... renew all adapters
        > ipconfig /renew EL*            ... renew any connection that has its
                                             name starting with EL
        > ipconfig /release *Con*        ... release all matching connections,
                                             eg. "Local Area Connection 1" or
                                                 "Local Area Connection 2"
        > ipconfig /allcompartments      ... Show information about all
                                             compartments
        > ipconfig /allcompartments /all ... Show detailed information about all
                                             compartments

    C:\Users\liliane>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : liliane-PC
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Home

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Home
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-5E-23-07-3C
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8562:44cd:436c:168d%34(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:12:27 PM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, November 24, 2011 11:12:26 PM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 570435166
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-98-35-80-00-23-5A-B5-A3-24

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 19:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Anchorfree HSS Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-15-FD-DB-F5
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-7E-8C-DF-A8
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-5A-B5-A3-24
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8c4a:56d2:107:8325%12(Preferred)
       Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.131.37(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285221722
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-98-35-80-00-23-5A-B5-A3-24

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{15FDDBF5-EA30-44B0-A39E-C548078FC939}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 22:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #3
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.Home:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Home
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{0B43453D-70B4-4134-A068-A1108BDA659F}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{E998C155-809D-4C85-9BC0-27A364875D35}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\liliane>ipconfig/renew

    Windows IP Configuration

    No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection* 19 while it has its medi
    a disconnected.
    No operation can be performed on Bluetooth Network Connection while it has its m
    edia disconnected.
    An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to con
    tact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.
    An error occurred while releasing interface Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 : The sy
    stem cannot find the file specified.


    PPP adapter Virgin Mobile:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 121.91.175.29
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Home
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8562:44cd:436c:168d%34
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 19:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8c4a:56d2:107:8325%12
       Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.131.37
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{E0C7927E-C988-407A-8FE1-65C6F53B8978}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{15FDDBF5-EA30-44B0-A39E-C548078FC939}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 22:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.Home:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Home

    Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter Reusable Microsoft 6To4 Adapter:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{0B43453D-70B4-4134-A068-A1108BDA659F}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{E998C155-809D-4C85-9BC0-27A364875D35}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    C:\Users\liliane>

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:26 PM
  • Check out this network troubleshooting tips article, think would provide you more clues and ideas to solve this problem. Hope this helps.
    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 2:10 PM
  • Do you have a router or not.

    If you have a router:

    1. See what is the mac address of the internet interface of the router (it should look like XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX)
    2. Go to your laptop
    3. Click on Start
    4. Type Device Manager
    5. Open Device Manager
    6. Open the node "Network Adapters"
    7. Right click the NIC card
    8. Click on Properties
    9. Click on Advanced
    10. Click on Network Address
    11. Type in the MAC address of the router's internet interface in the text box (no dashes)

    If you have no router:

    1. Run ipconfig /all on your grandparents' computer
    2. Look for the public-facing interface and see what is the address next to the Physical Address field (it should look like XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX)
    3. Go to your laptop
    4. Click on Start
    5. Type Device Manager
    6. Open Device Manager
    7. Open the node "Network Adapters"
    8. Right click the NIC card
    9. Click on Properties
    10. Click on Advanced
    11. Click on Network Address
    12. Type in the MAC address of your grandparents' computer's internet interface in the text box (no dashes)

    Try connecting to the internet now.


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    Wednesday, January 04, 2012 8:11 PM
  • I would suggest you to run Network Troubleshooter and check.

    Right-click the network icon in the notification area of the taskbar, and then click Troubleshoot problems .

    You may also run the fixit tool present in the Microsoft article provided below and check if it helps.

    How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

     http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357

    If the above solution doesn’t resolve the issue then try to uninstall and reinstall the network adapter driver on your computer.

    1. Locate the Windows Menu in the bottom left corner of the task bar.

    2. Select Control Panel from the Menu.

    3. Click the System icon to proceed.

    4. When System and Security is selected from the Control Panel view, select Security.

    5. Click Device Manager from the left hand menu list.

    6. The Device Manager will display all installed and “found” hardware on the computer.

    7. Find the Network Adapters Category and click the "+" to the left.

    8. The Network Interface Controller (NIC) will be listed if installed. Right click the adapter used, select Properties

    9. Navigate to the Driver tab in the NIC Properties.

    10. Selecting the Uninstall button will remove the existing driver from the device manger.

    11. Confirm the Uninstall.

    12. Return to the Device Manager, select the Scan for Hardware Changes button. The NIC will reinstall automatically.
    Thursday, January 05, 2012 3:50 AM