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Windows 7: Router won't assign network adapter a valid IP address

16 Dec 2010   #11

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foogama View Post
No exclamations marks or outstanding issues in the device manager.

I have two different LAN ports on my PC to experiment with, so i updated one to the most current driver off the Realtek's website, and the 2nd one I deleted to let windows assign it its own driver. Both still have the same problem.

I gave the router a hard reset as well--no dice.

I see two tunnel adapters: "Tunnel Adapter isatap" and "tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9". I have no idea what either of those are or what they do. They are both disconnected though.
Are you able to access the router via your web browser?


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16 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foogama View Post
No exclamations marks or outstanding issues in the device manager.

I have two different LAN ports on my PC to experiment with, so i updated one to the most current driver off the Realtek's website, and the 2nd one I deleted to let windows assign it its own driver. Both still have the same problem.

I gave the router a hard reset as well--no dice.

I see two tunnel adapters: "Tunnel Adapter isatap" and "tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9". I have no idea what either of those are or what they do. They are both disconnected though.

Whats interesting is that it shows the default gateway like it see's the router but it's not getting anything else from the router.
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16 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 Profesisonal x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Whats interesting is that it shows the default gateway like it see's the router but it's not getting anything else from the router.
I know, right!!? That's what's blowing my mind too!!

And no, I CANNOT access the router utility (192.168.1.1) from the web browser.
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16 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If you can't even access the router then something is blocking it or the machine is having a problem.

I know you tried resetting winsock but maybe a complete reset of the TCP/ip stack would help.

Try running this batch file which will reset winsock, reset the TCP/IP stack and release renew your IP.


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16 Dec 2010   #15

Windows 7 Profesisonal x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you can't even access the router then something is blocking it or the machine is having a problem.

I know you tried resetting winsock but maybe a complete reset of the TCP/ip stack would help.

Try running this batch file which will reset winsock, reset the TCP/IP stack and release renew your IP.


I ran the batch file, but it hangs on the /renew command and the returns the attached error message. The computer was connected to the modem/router via "Local Area Connection" during this, (not Local Area Connection 2).


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16 Dec 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foogama View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
If you can't even access the router then something is blocking it or the machine is having a problem.

I know you tried resetting winsock but maybe a complete reset of the TCP/ip stack would help.

Try running this batch file which will reset winsock, reset the TCP/IP stack and release renew your IP.


I ran the batch file, but it hangs on the /renew command and the returns the attached error message. The computer was connected to the modem/router via "Local Area Connection" during this, (not Local Area Connection 2).
It looks like something is blocking the connection or some system files are missing. Have you tried running the sfc /scannow command? Be sure and set your Ipv4 properties back to using DHCP.

Have you tried uninstalling your A/V software?
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16 Dec 2010   #17

Windows 7 Profesisonal x64
 
 

Tried disabling my AV software (Microsoft Security Essentials), no dice.

Ran sfc /scannow, nothing abnormal detected.

All IPv4 settings are set to auto and default.

Thanks very much for the help so far--it's already accomplished 5x more steps than FiOS could ever drum up.
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16 Dec 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You might want to check in services.msc to make sure all the networking services are running.

Also check the Advanced sharing settings because they have been known to change for no reason.

I havn't seen a problem quite like this one, normally when this happens the default gateway IP isn't showing up.

Have you tried typing in the routers default gateway into your IPv4 properties? That will sometimes get you around a router problem. It's acting like the cable is bad or something but you said you tried using another cable....
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16 Dec 2010   #19

Windows 7 Profesisonal x64
 
 

Now the Connection status keeps wavering between no network access to no internet access. Like every 3 seconds it will switch. 286k bytes received and 0 sent. hmmm...
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16 Dec 2010   #20

Windows 7 Profesisonal x64
 
 

Now it works. I insulted it enough times I guess that it caved.

Unbelievable.

Thanks for all the help everyone, I don't think anything actually did anything, it just had a will of its own, but now i know what to try next time.
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