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Invalid IP Configuration. New router. Cannot get online.

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December 3, 2010 4:23:14 PM

I have a fairly new HP computer. It came with Vista and I received an free Windows 64 bit upgrade. I have tried to install a Lynksys and a Netgear router with no luck. My latest is the Netgear. I have done everything correctly. The modem lights up and the router lights up but no internet access. The only message I get is "Local area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration. I have no idea what to do. I always thought it was a configuration problem but I just don't know how to change anything.
When I go to my Network and Sharing Center with just my modem connected it says I am connected to Network 2.
I don't understand that either, isn't it supposed to just say Network? As far as I know I don't have two networks going.
My network adapter is Nvidia nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. It is the only listing in Network Adapters in Control Panel. Below is my Network Connection Details with just the modem connected.

Network connection Details

Connection-specific DNS suffix - hsd1.mi.comcast.net
Description - Nvidia nForce 10/100 Mbps
Physical address - 00-26-18-99-9B-78
DHCP Enabled - Yes
IPv4 Address - 98.243.119.109
IPv4 Subnet Mask- 255.255.248.0
Lease Obtained - Dec 3 2010
Lease Expired - Dec 6 2010
IPv4 Default Gateway - 98.243.112.1
IPv4 DHCP Server - 68.87.77.16
IPv4 DNS Server - 68.87.77.134
68.87.77.134
IPv4 Wins Server -
NetBios over Tcpip Enabled - Yes
Link-local IPv6Address - fe80::8c6a:eed3:e460: db2d%11
IPv6 Default Gateway -
IPv6 Dns Server -

Any help you can give will be much appreciated. I am absolutly beside myself.
Thank you very much. Jim

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December 3, 2010 7:39:43 PM

The fact that the Connection is labelled Network2 is nothing to worry about -- my wireless connection is labelled Network8 -- it's just the number of times you've set it up.

As far as the issues are concerned try this:

Check TCP/IP Properties.

Start, Connect To, Connection, Properties, Scroll Down TCP/IP and highlight, click Properties and check that Obtain DNS and IP address automatically are enabled.
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December 4, 2010 8:27:38 AM

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The fact that the Connection is labelled Network2 is nothing to worry about -- my wireless connection is labelled Network8 -- it's just the number of times you've set it up.

As far as the issues are concerned try this:

Check TCP/IP Properties.

Start, Connect To, Connection, Properties, Scroll Down TCP/IP and highlight, click Properties and check that Obtain DNS and IP address automatically are enabled.

They were alredy checked. Thanks
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December 4, 2010 8:28:15 AM

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Go to advance while you there and put the netbios on default


It was already the default.
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December 4, 2010 8:31:21 AM

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go to cmd prompt do the following aswell

ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh interface ip resetC:\DAF-interface-resetlog.txt
netsh interface reset all
netsh firewall reset

Reboot and reset the router


I tried doing this but when I got to the netsh winsock reset it wouldn't let me do it.
I need Administration privilages I guess. I don't know how do actually do that.
I thought I was the Admin. ???? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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December 6, 2010 3:34:20 PM

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The fact that the Connection is labelled Network2 is nothing to worry about -- my wireless connection is labelled Network8 -- it's just the number of times you've set it up.

As far as the issues are concerned try this:

Check TCP/IP Properties.

Start, Connect To, Connection, Properties, Scroll Down TCP/IP and highlight, click Properties and check that Obtain DNS and IP address automatically are enabled.


That was done Thank you
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December 6, 2010 3:35:06 PM

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go to cmd prompt do the following aswell

ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset
netsh winsock reset catalog
netsh interface ip resetC:\DAF-interface-resetlog.txt
netsh interface reset all
netsh firewall reset

Reboot and reset the router



That was done but didn't work Thanks
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December 6, 2010 3:36:32 PM

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When a DHCP client boots up, it first looks for a DHCP server in order to obtain an IP address and subnet mask. If the client is unable to find the information, it uses APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing) a feature in Windows Vista to automatically configure itself with an IP address and subnet mask when a DHCP server isn't available. The IP address range is 169.254.0.1 through 169.254.255.254, a range that has been reserved especially for Microsoft.

If a Windows Vista computer fails to get an IP address from DHCP Server, then you may have to confirm if the DHCP Server supports the BROADCAST flag.

To resolve this issue, disable the DHCP BROADCAST flag in Windows Vista. To do this, follow these steps:

1) Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click reedit in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

2) Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\ {GUID}

In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey that corresponds to the network adapter that is connected to the network.

3) On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.

4) In the New Value #1 box, type DhcpConnEnableBcastFlagToggle, and then press ENTER.

5) Right-click DhcpConnEnableBcastFlagToggle, and then click Modify.

6) In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

7) Close Registry Editor.

For more information you may refer the following link:

Windows Vista cannot obtain an IP address from certain routers or from certain non-Microsoft DHCP servers.


Sorry, this didn't work either. I guess I'm going to solve this one.

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December 7, 2010 6:24:28 PM

Disable IPv6.

1.) Network and Sharing Center
2.) Change Adapter Settings
3.) Right click your adapter
4.) Properties
5.) Uncheck IP Version 6 (IPv6)
6.) Succeed at life :) 
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December 10, 2010 4:59:29 AM

I actually did that and it shut me down. I had to go back and enable it to get on line again. This one is a real mystery. I also have a new scanner I can't use because of Windows 7. If you ask me I would have been just as happy with XP for what I do. This is the first time I haven't been able to solve a problem.
Anyway, many thanks to all who tried to help me I really really appreciate your efforts. If I ever get it solved I will be sure to post back Thanks you again.
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December 12, 2010 12:43:30 PM

OK I'm a little lost here. I'm not sure where to go to find the config page. Do I have to set the router up as if I were using it and try to access it that way? I don't want to seem dumb but I have never dealt with this particular thing until now. I know the router and modem are working. Everything lights up like a Christmas tree. If you could help me with specifics on how to find what you are asking for I would be grateful. Thank you Dadiggle. Don't worry about not being able to get back. I'm fine with it all. It will all work out. Are you actually in the UK??
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December 12, 2010 5:24:31 PM

I did an ipconfig/all with only my modem connected and this is what I got below.

Now do I need to connect my router inline and do another ipconfig/all ?? If so I will do that and post the results.

With just my modem connected I tried going to 192.168.0.1 and the page could not be found.

This is where I stand right now. Scratching my head.




Windows IP Configuration
Host home
Node type hybrid
IP routing enabled no
WINS proxy enabled no
Dns suffix search list hsd1.mi.comcast.net.


Ethernet adapter local area connection
Connection Specific DNS Suffix hsd1.mi.comcast.net.
Description NVidia nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Physical address 00-26-19-99-9B-78
DHCP Enabled yes
Auto Config Enabled yes
Link-local IPv6 address fe80::8c6a:eed3:e460:D b2d%11 (preferred)
IPv4 Address 98.243.119.109 (preferred)
Subnet mask 255.255.248.0
Lease obtained
Lease Expire
Default gateway 98.243.112.1
DHACP Server 68.87.77.16
DJCPv6 IAID 251667992
DHCPv6 Client DUID 00-01-00-01-12-2E-2A-24-00-26-18-99-9B-78

DND Servers 68.87.77.134
68.87.77.134
NetBios over Tcpip Enabled



Tunnel Adapter isatap.hsd1.mi.comcast.net. :
Media state Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS suffix hsd1.mi.comcast.net.
Description Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCO Enabled No
Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes



Tunnel Adapter 6T04 Adapter:
Connection Specific Dns Suffix hsd1.mi.comcast.net.
Description Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled No
Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes
IPv6 Address 2002:63f3:776d:63f3:776d (Preferred)
Defauly Gaetway 2002:c058:6301: : c058:6301
DNS Server 68.87.77.134
68.87.77.134
NetBIOS over Tcpip Disabled




Tunnel Adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Connection Specific DNS . : Blank
Description Teredo Tunneling etc.
Physical address 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled No
Autoconfiguration Yes
I{v6 Address 2001:0:4137:9e76:38a1:13cf:9d0c:8892 Preferred)
Link Local IPv6 Address fe80::38a1:13cf:9d0c:8892%14 (Preferred)
Default Gateway Blank
NetBioover Tcipip Disabled


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December 14, 2010 5:09:49 AM

Well here you go dadiggle. I hope I got everything correct. Sorry I didn't get back sooner. very busy. Thanks

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-18-99-9B-78
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8c6a:eed3:e460:D b2d%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.219.45(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251667992
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-2E-2A-24-00-26-18-99-9B-78

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.{2403B347-E415-4179-9D9E-2EBD7194A652}:

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

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

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December 14, 2010 5:11:41 AM

By the way, the smily face is a d
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December 14, 2010 8:07:09 AM

You can try the modem first connect to your PC you should be connected to the internet. When you connect the router use the disc that came with it (don't rush things) and also follow the instruction your ISP gave you.
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December 15, 2010 12:43:34 AM

Should I hook the router back up in line and then reset the stack or can I do it with just the modem? I have to keep taking the router out to get back on line. Thanks again. I don't mean to be a pain. Both my cables are new and I've interchanged them also.
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December 15, 2010 12:45:35 AM

119577,27,529315 said:
You can try the modem first connect to your PC you should be connected to the internet. When you connect the router use the disc that came with it (don't rush things) and also follow the instruction your ISP gave you.[/quotemsg


I'll add that to my solution list. Thanks for your time.list.
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December 23, 2010 8:25:17 AM

Dadiggle, I am going to get to this asap. Really busy with the holidays and all. As soon as I do I will get back to let you know and also to pick a "best answer"
Merry Christmas by the way and thanks again.
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January 2, 2011 1:52:11 AM

Hello again, I stiill haven't had a chance to play with this but I will get at it soon.
Sorry it's taking so long. I appreciate the help and I will get back soon to let you know how it went. Jim
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September 20, 2012 8:27:51 PM

You haven't updated us on this. :) 

I've been having similar issues, and can't seem to find the "cure". Why are routers so complex?

However, just as I bought my router, I ran into some very weird issues -- I couldn't log in to the control panel. I tried all the usual passwords, but it wouldn't work. I surfed the web and tried to find more default usernames/passwords (found a bunch here: http://www.i19216811.com/router-usernames-and-passwords..., but it still wouldn't work. I thought about returning the router, but I tried it again the day after and it worked. Weird, isn't it? Another issue I had was that wireless wasn't working -- I simply couldn't get it to work. It started to function after I opted for the "SSID hidden" option. Weird, isn't it? But I guess I am now more secure, as my neighbors can't see my SSID.
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