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Windows 7: 'doesn't have a valid IP adress' error

03 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
'doesn't have a valid IP adress' error

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.
Evaluation version 7100.
The driver for the ethernet connection is some sort of Intel driver built in with the Dell E520 Motherboard.

The thing is, the wireless works. I use a D-Link Xtreme N Desktop Adaptor (DWA-552).
But my computer is in such an awkward location in the house that it's not really an excellent option, so I got 20m of ethernet cable to hook up my PC to the router which is a D-Link DI-614+.
The Router and modem are connected to a PC that is running Windows XP.

When I plug in the cable to my computer it sorts it out for a while but it ends up saying it doesn't have a valid IP address?
This only occurs with the ethernet cable and not the wireless.

Could this be a case that my computer is too advanced?
What if I rolled back to 32-bit or XP?
The drivers for the DI-614 are already at the latest, and D-Link discontinued support for it like 5 years ago.
There are several other computers in the network and they work with the ethernet cable and wireless too, but they're all XP. So it's probably something with Windows 7.

Having stable connection to the internet is just the main goal I want here.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Aug 2009   #2

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Esparko View Post
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.
Evaluation version 7100.

The thing is, the wireless works. I use a D-Link Xtreme N Desktop Adaptor (DWA-552).
But my computer is in such an awkward location in the house that it's not really an excellent option, so I got 20m of ethernet cable to hook up my PC to the router which is a D-Link DI-614+.
The Router and modem are connected to a PC that is running Windows XP.

When I plug in the cable to my computer it sorts it out for a while but it ends up saying it doesn't have a valid IP address?
This only occurs with the ethernet cable and not the wireless.

Could this be a case that my computer is too advanced?
What if I rolled back to 32-bit or XP?
The drivers for the DI-614 are already at the latest, and D-Link discontinued support for it like 5 years ago.
There are several other computers in the network and they work with the ethernet cable and wireless too, but they're all XP. So it's probably something with Windows 7.

Having stable connection to the internet is just the main goal I want here.
Do you have MSN account? PM me, I'll help you through it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

oh yeah.

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but, if it has anything to do with configuring the PC which is connected to the router I can't do that now, it's like 2am. or actually i can't do anything right now lol.

But I'll appreciate if i can reach you at a more suitable time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Aug 2009   #4

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Esparko View Post
oh yeah.

[Email address removed by admin]

but, if it has anything to do with configuring the PC which is connected to the router I can't do that now, it's like 2am. or actually i can't do anything right now lol.

But I'll appreciate if i can reach you at a more suitable time.
That's ok.

PM me when you it suites you. (pm will notify me you're here)

By the way, I am a big DT fan.

Greetz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Does anyone else have any thoughts about what might be wrong?
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04 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok squonksc helped me fixed it.
I just setup the wiring in the ethernet cables wrong because the color combination was mixed up so it got an invalid IP.

With the copper contacts facing you on the plug, the right color combination was

OrangeWhite
Orange
GreenWhite
Blue
BlueWhite
Green
Brownwhite
Brown

left to right.

This was mainly because I made my own cable because they don't sell stock 20m long ethernet long cables lol.

Once i got the proper wiring down in the cable it worked though.
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