Trying to figure out how to set up a wired connection on Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 64 bit and am trying to set up a wired connection

Through local area connection, I have the IP4 and DNS server to connect automatically. That doesn't work. So I need to enter in my IP address, my subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS.

When I IPCONFIG/ALL, it shows the IP and the subnet mask, but it is blank for default gateway, and it is absolute gibberish for the DNS server (fec:0:0:0:ffff::3%1)

Anyone know what the heck is going on or can explain to me how to connect to a wired connection? All help is appreciated
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  1. if your connecting to a router or switch look that your not plugged into the wan port on the device. check that port on the router and your pc is blinking. check that your using the right cable. some cables wont work. in the bios make sure the network card is on and not set to pxi boot. from another pc download the newest motherboard chipset drivers and network drivers for your mb. install the chipset drivers first and reboot then your network drivers. also with newer intel mb make sure intel mei drivers are installed. go under windows device manager make sure there no missing drivers. if there none under windows network device make sure the built in port not turned off. if your connecting to a router type see if you can log into the router. if you can see if the router getting anything from the web. if it cant check to see that all of the led on the modem are on. with comcast modems the lights should not be blinking other then the pc light the rest should be on hard. if there blinking then the modem is not turned on or set up on comcast end. you have to contact comcast and have them turn the modem on.
  2. I have time ware and it's blinking on both ends and I'm just trying to get wired only, not wireless
  3. most cable comp now give you combo routers/modems. if they have wifi on them it have the ant on it. look at the back if it has 5 ports one is the wan port. that the port you dont want to use. want use one of the numbered ports.
  4. "fec:0:0:0:ffff::3%1" is not gibberish. It is an IPv6 address. It's difficult to give a very sensible answer to your question since you don't say what is on the other end of the wired connection. A router? A modem of some sort? Another computer. It matters.
  5. under your network adapter settings, uncheck the IPv6 box.
    make sure your LAN drivers are all updated.
    it sounds like the DHCP pool (table) is screwed.
    try factory resetting your modem/router.
    please elaborate on your networking devices, modem? router? switch?
  6. I believe it's a router/modem combination. I'm not positive because I'm new to this. It's called a "surfboard." There's the power supply, coax cable plug in, and 4 Ethernet cable ports and I've tried plugging it into all 4 of them. I don't know how to reset it to factory. It works just fine as I'm using the internet (wireless though) on my phone right now
  7. It's actually just a modem
  8. Best answer
    I think your best bet would be to talk to your ISP's support people. They should be able to talk you through the configuration in a matter of minutes.
  9. I restored my computer to a time before it installed windows updates and it worked. Apparently, the drivers were screwy from the update
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