For some reason my Router stopped assigning my LAN Adapter a valid IP address. No windows updates were made, the router did not reset, I didn't change the driver, it was entirely spontaneous. Things I've tried with no success
- Power cycled the PC and the Modem/Router
- /release & /renew the IP address trough the cmd prompt
- "netsh winsock reset" from the cmd prompt (and restarted machine)
- Switched ethernet ports on both the router AND my PC (I have two ethernet network adapters)
putting my entire router in the microwave for 15 minutes with a can of gasoline
- repeated all the above steps per the direction of a "technical expert" at Verizon FiOS who clearly drinks paint for breakfast
- Replaced the ethernet cable
- Updated the driver of the network adapter
- Manually entered a valid IPv4 address through the TCP/IPv4 Properties window
Attached are screen shots of the diagnostic results from Windows 7 that fail, as well as the ipconfig /all results with the invalid IP address the router keeps assigning.
I'm running Windows 7 x64 with a Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Ethernet Adapter. Other devices on the network connect without incident, including the laptop I'm submitting this from and my Xbox 360.