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Windows 7: Cannot get a valid IP configuration with new Ethernet adapter

30 Jan 2014   #1
Cheme2sqa

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cannot get a valid IP configuration with new Ethernet adapter

I have an HP p6616 desktop that came with a Realtek PCIe FE Family Ethernet adapter that cannot exceed a speed of 10 Mbps. After working with an HP customer support rep, he concluded that I had a bad set of chips. I purchased another Ethernet adapter, Realtek PCIe GBE Family, and I cannot get it to connect to the internet. Troubleshooting continually gives the “Invalid IP Configuration” message. I tried the new adapter on another Windows 7 computer and it worked beautifully. I have tried many of the suggestions on this forum, but nothing has solved the problem, it is still getting an IPv4 address of 169.254.x.x.

ipconfig /all is attached below. In this case, the new adapter with the invalid IP configuration is “Local Area Connection”, and the old adapter is “Local Area Connection 2”.
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30 Jan 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Not sure if you have tried this or not and it may sound kinda obvious; but; have you tried the ipconfig /renew? Also; you could also try updating the drivers via the link below:

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&GetDown=false
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30 Jan 2014   #3
Cheme2sqa

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, I have tried ipconfig /renew several times before, but I'm glad you mentioned it. I didn't explain that it gives me an error for Local Area Connection -- unable to contact your DHCP server.

I don't get that error for any other connections.

Also, I thought I had the most recent driver, but I found one slightly newer by following your link.

Thanks
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