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Windows 7: "Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration


16 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration

Hi
Having a problem connecting to the internet with a Ethernet connected desktop. I am getting the following error '"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration'. I have tried everything I have found on internet using my laptop with no success. This is in an apartment building so no access to the router.

What Ive tried:
Laptop works when connected to the same ethernet jack
Desktop does not work when connected to another ethernet jack
reset winstock and ip/tcp stack cmd "netsh winsock reset catalog" and netsh int ip reset reset.log"
reinstalling drivers
do not have bonjour dns services
reinstalled windows 7 not formating

Here is my ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : *******
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 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-C6-E9-FE-1C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::dc94:5296:bf10:51a2%14(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.81.162(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285220806
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-B4-09-01-00-1F-C6-E9-FE-1C

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.{BFBDDB15-1100-4654-844F-CF09F3BAD66A}:

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 Local Area Connection* 12:

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



Please help!!


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16 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I remember reading that many people had issues in the past with the Nvidia NICs and were disabling them in favor of PCI add-in NICs. If you don't have one to try, it shouldn't be hard finding a friend with plenty of them. It's worth a shot, if you have access to one.

Is your laptop running Windows 7? If not, it is possible (rare, but possible) that the router isn't compatible with Windows 7.
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16 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

yes the laptop has windows 7 as well. it was working before with windows 7 its weird that it would just stop working.
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