Have a Windows 7 desktop connected to a Netgear Router via a cable modem. Computer network is setup a Home Network / Access Type: Internet. Error Message:"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration.
Can run the troubleshooting program. Problem is fixed but the problem starts again the next time I start the desktop. Receive the error message once again.
Note: This is a wired network. My other Windows 7 desktops do not have this problem.
Thank you for your reply. At this point in time, my wife is using the computer in question. I will check to make sure the TCP/IP settings are set to automatically obtain an IP address & automatically obtain DNS. It seems like the problem only occurs after the IP address is released & obtained the next day.
That seems odd. As a test, the next time you have internet connectivity, open a command promt as admin and try these lines one at a time.
and see if you can still connect. Try this after you are sure the tcp/ip settings are set to automatic as stated in the previous post. These commands force windows to releasie it's IP address, then try to obtain an IP address.
You don't need a WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) server. Do your router logs show anything? You should see the DHCP lease expire and your computer requesting a renewal of that address. Of course this should be happening automatically without you needing to force a release and renew.