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August 2, 2013 8:32:42 AM

I was recently using IP masking software to register on a website without revealing my IP adress but I kept getting a proxy server error. I was following steps online on how to fix this and during this my computer crashed. (I doof not recall any of these steps :/ ) When I turned my PC on the internet was not working and windows diagnosed that I diddnt have a valid IP config. I reset my router, redtarted my router and restored my PC to a date before I even installed the IP masking/changing software. I think my PC crashed while my IP was masked. Also im on win 7 64. Thanks in advance!!

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August 2, 2013 8:40:15 AM

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I was following steps online

what was the step?
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August 2, 2013 8:48:58 AM

rgd1101 said:
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I was following steps online

what was the step?

It was going into internet options in my browser and unticking a box under connerctions>Lan settings>use proxy server for lan. I now remember re-ticking this box as i think it just cancels the proxy server in use.
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August 2, 2013 8:53:11 AM

Actually in addition, I went on my iphone and looked at internet settings, the IP is 192.xxx etc... and there is a subnet mask?? This says 255.xxx.xx etc... which im guessing is the masked IP adress from the proxy software.
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August 2, 2013 9:39:56 AM

Another thing I just found out is that I can still use wireless but my wires connection LAN IP config error. Anyone know any solutions? By the way Im not too good at networking so you will have to make the explanation simple for me :) 
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August 2, 2013 9:40:31 AM

Ed Hunter said:
Actually in addition, I went on my iphone and looked at internet settings, the IP is 192.xxx etc... and there is a subnet mask?? This says 255.xxx.xx etc... which im guessing is the masked IP adress from the proxy software.


The subnet mask is not masking your IP address.

In short, the subnet mask defines how big a network is. The subnet mask for your 192.168.x.x network is most likely 255.255.255.0 - This is telling you that you can have a maximum of 254 devices on your network.
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August 2, 2013 10:10:38 AM

thinslicedbread said:
Ed Hunter said:
Actually in addition, I went on my iphone and looked at internet settings, the IP is 192.xxx etc... and there is a subnet mask?? This says 255.xxx.xx etc... which im guessing is the masked IP adress from the proxy software.


The subnet mask is not masking your IP address.

In short, the subnet mask defines how big a network is. The subnet mask for your 192.168.x.x network is most likely 255.255.255.0 - This is telling you that you can have a maximum of 254 devices on your network.

I see, but what can be done to stop the IP config wired error?
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August 2, 2013 11:11:58 AM

Have you tried turning it off and on?

It could be a duplicate IP address issue.

If you run ipconfig from your desktop, do you get a valid 192.168.x.x address?
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August 3, 2013 2:14:45 AM

thinslicedbread said:
Have you tried turning it off and on?

It could be a duplicate IP address issue.

If you run ipconfig from your desktop, do you get a valid 192.168.x.x address?

Ran ipconfig and it had a legit 192 adress. I tried turning everything on and off and I turned off auto config and manually entered the IP, subnet, default gateway etc... and windows could not diagnose a problem. But the internet is still "unknown" and not working. Any ideas?
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August 3, 2013 8:29:47 AM

Try statically assigning your computer. Using your iPhone as an example, just assign your computer a number higher in the last octet (the last "dot").

IE: Let's say your iPhone has 192.168.1.6 for the IP. 255.255.255.0 for the subnet and 192.168.1.1 for the gateway, then you would assign your computer 192.168.1.7 for the IP address, the subnet and gateway would remain the same.
Use 8.8.8.8 for your primary DNS (that is a Google DNS server).

See if you can ping 8.8.8.8 and www.google.com. Open a command prompt and type "ping 8.8.8.8" and "ping www.google.com"

If you are able to ping those then try surfing to them in a browser. If you are still unable to get to the Internet in a browser, then there is something wrong in the browser settings.
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