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Ethernet Doesn't Have A Valid IP Configuration

Im trying to use my desktop and i cant use the internet the Ethernet says Unidentified Network with limited underneath it i done a diagnoses and it says Ethernet Doesn't Have A Valid IP Configuration can anybody please help me?
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  1. Reboot the modem
  2. R4lNM4N said:
    Reboot the modem


    Doesn't help i still have the exact same problem!
  3. unplug your router/gateway/modem. Wait 60 seconds and plug back in.
  4. Go into command prompt type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes and post the results. Otherwise I have no idea where to even start, I need more information.
  5. If that doesn't work open a command line and type:

    ping 127.0.0.1 - if you get a response back your NIC is working;

    Next

    ping (whatever your gateway IP is - usually 192.168.0.1 or 10.0.0.1) - if you get a response back then you can see your gateway and its most likely an ISP problem. If you don't get a response back then it's your appliance.

    Next

    ping www.(pick a site).com - if you get nothing its the ISP. If you get a response then you shouldn't be having an issue.
  6. R4lNM4N said:
    Reboot the modem


    I am sure this has worked for you in the past, but you have no idea if he has a modem/router combo, a separate router, a fiber optic connection, the modem could be a 3g/4g modem, or could even be a closed network with no modem, nor do you know if the computer's IP is even static or dynamic; thus this is in no way the go-to troubleshooting response.


    @OP:

    What networking equipment do you have (modems, routers, switches)?
    Open a command prompt and type "ipconfig" is the ip address a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx address?
    Is wired Ethernet the only connection type you have for that computer or does it also have wireless.
  7. Dunlop0078 said:
    Go into command prompt type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes and post the results. Otherwise I have no idea where to even start, I need more information.


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Gaming-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-8A-5B-D4-F3-FA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a8cf:73aa:36c6:e174%12(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.225.116(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 205818459
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1D-A5-B1-F2-EC-1A-59-64-31-EC

    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.{D2288449-3684-418B-A72D-026E55F69FF9}:

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

    C:\Windows\system32>
  8. Go to a command prompt:

    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /renew
  9. Go to your specific network adapter in control panel and go to properties and uncheck IPv6.
    Then in a command prompt type "ipconfig /release" hit enter and then "ipconfig /renew"
  10. Nojuspask said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    Go into command prompt type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes and post the results. Otherwise I have no idea where to even start, I need more information.


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Gaming-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-8A-5B-D4-F3-FA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a8cf:73aa:36c6:e174%12(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.225.116(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 205818459
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1D-A5-B1-F2-EC-1A-59-64-31-EC

    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.{D2288449-3684-418B-A72D-026E55F69FF9}:

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

    C:\Windows\system32>



    Looks like you're not even seeing your gateway. Try rebooting your system then repeat the above steps. Of course, make sure your modem is on. If the problem was with your ISP you should still be seeing the gateway. So try to reboot your computer first to eliminate that, then start looking at your modem.
  11. Nojuspask said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    Go into command prompt type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes and post the results. Otherwise I have no idea where to even start, I need more information.


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Gaming-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-8A-5B-D4-F3-FA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a8cf:73aa:36c6:e174%12(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.225.116(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 205818459
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1D-A5-B1-F2-EC-1A-59-64-31-EC

    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.{D2288449-3684-418B-A72D-026E55F69FF9}:

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

    C:\Windows\system32>



    Well you have an APIPA ip address which can mean a lot of things. For some reason DHCP on your router failed to give you a a valid private ip address. Do you have a separate modem and router or are they combined?
  12. Dunlop0078 said:
    Nojuspask said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    Go into command prompt type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes and post the results. Otherwise I have no idea where to even start, I need more information.


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Combined

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Gaming-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-8A-5B-D4-F3-FA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a8cf:73aa:36c6:e174%12(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.225.116(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 205818459
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1D-A5-B1-F2-EC-1A-59-64-31-EC

    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.{D2288449-3684-418B-A72D-026E55F69FF9}:

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

    C:\Windows\system32>



    Well you have an APIPA ip address which can mean a lot of things. For some reason DHCP on your router failed to give you a a valid private ip address. Do you have a separate modem and router or are they combined?


    They are combined.
  13. Guys i done the ipconfig /renew and it said An error occurred while renewing interface Ethernet : Unable to contact your DHCP server. Request timed out.
  14. Unplug your router from the wall - if there is a battery back up, remove it. Let is sit for a minute then restart. If it doesn't spin up the DHCP server I'm guessing that your router has died.
  15. Guys i think it my be my computer since ive plugged my Ethernet cable into my laptop and it works just fine!
  16. Did you try disabling IPv6 like I suggested?
  17. boosted1g said:
    R4lNM4N said:
    Reboot the modem


    I am sure this has worked for you in the past, but you have no idea if he has a modem/router combo, a separate router, a fiber optic connection, the modem could be a 3g/4g modem, or could even be a closed network with no modem, nor do you know if the computer's IP is even static or dynamic; thus this is in no way the go-to troubleshooting response.


    @OP:

    What networking equipment do you have (modems, routers, switches)?
    Open a command prompt and type "ipconfig" is the ip address a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx address?
    Is wired Ethernet the only connection type you have for that computer or does it also have wireless.


    Hmmm... kinda like at this link? @boosted1g?
  18. boosted1g said:
    Did you try disabling IPv6 like I suggested?



    Yes but nothing happens.
  19. Nojuspask said:
    boosted1g said:
    Did you try disabling IPv6 like I suggested?



    Yes but nothing happens.


    Go to device manager and try disabling that Tseudo tunneling adapter. Then reboot computer.

    Also did you ping 127.0.0.1 in command prompt with success?
  20. boosted1g said:
    Nojuspask said:
    boosted1g said:
    Did you try disabling IPv6 like I suggested?



    Yes but nothing happens.


    Go to device manager and try disabling that Tseudo tunneling adapter. Then reboot computer.

    Also did you ping 127.0.0.1 in command prompt with success?


    Yes the 127.0.0.1 was a success but then i tried pinging google with no luck.
    Also i cant find the Tseudo tunneling adapter.
  21. Nojuspask said:
    Guys i think it my be my computer since ive plugged my Ethernet cable into my laptop and it works just fine!


    Do you even have the LAN drivers for your network card installed? Is this a fresh install of windows?
  22. Lets try putting in a static IP to at least troubleshoot if it is issue with DHCP or something else.

    http://mywindowshub.com/assign-a-static-ip-in-windows-8/

    You will need to know what your router IP address is and what your DHCP range is so that you can set it to something outside the DHCP range. Thus if router is 192.168.10.1 and DHCP is 192.168.10.50-.200 then set it to 192.168.10.10 as .10 is not inside the range of .50-.200.

    Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0
    Gateway is the router's IP address.

    For DNS either set to router's IP address or leave it blank
  23. Dunlop0078 said:
    Nojuspask said:
    Guys i think it my be my computer since ive plugged my Ethernet cable into my laptop and it works just fine!


    Do you even have the LAN drivers for your network card installed? Is this a fresh install of windows?


    I have Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet controller installed.
  24. Was this a new install, or was the internet previously working on this PC?
  25. boosted1g said:
    Was this a new install, or was the internet previously working on this PC?


    It was previously working.
  26. Nojuspask said:
    boosted1g said:
    Was this a new install, or was the internet previously working on this PC?


    It was previously working.



    Ok.

    Does the static IP configuration allow it to work?
  27. Holy God i fixed it my self what i did was put random digits in the alternative configuration windows came up with a troubleshooter and it deleted what i wrote and enabled DHCP which i personally don't know what it is?!
  28. Best answer
    Yes, you must have DHCP enabled or manually input a static IP.

    DHCP allows the router to tell your PC what its address is.
  29. Did you make that change before you had issues, or when troubleshooting?
  30. Thank you guys for all your help!
  31. Did you make that change before you had issues, or when troubleshooting?[/quotems]

    I didn't change anything before troubleshooting.
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