Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Unidentified network - invalid IP configuration

01 Dec 2010   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhod View Post
I managed to get it working yesterday afternoon by manually assigning an IP in the range of 192.168.1.1-10 and having the default gateway as 192.168.1.254.

It appears the router we have has two gateway IP's, which is weird in itself, but this is working for now, so I won't touch anything else. It also fixed my 10Mbps problem. As soon as I changed these settings and plugged the LAN cable back in, the network connected and gave me internet access.

Also, in relation to the above, I do have Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 installed, but I coudln't find any Bonjour or Id Strings matching those in the services list that others had mentioned having issues with. Could this software still have been the issue?
If your router is showing two default gateways then something else "like bonjour" is creating the other one. Whats even more stange is that your last ipconfig shows default gateway to be 10.0.0.138 which isn't even close to the 192.168.1.254 that your using now.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Dec 2010   #12
cjhod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhod View Post
I managed to get it working yesterday afternoon by manually assigning an IP in the range of 192.168.1.1-10 and having the default gateway as 192.168.1.254.

It appears the router we have has two gateway IP's, which is weird in itself, but this is working for now, so I won't touch anything else. It also fixed my 10Mbps problem. As soon as I changed these settings and plugged the LAN cable back in, the network connected and gave me internet access.

Also, in relation to the above, I do have Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 installed, but I coudln't find any Bonjour or Id Strings matching those in the services list that others had mentioned having issues with. Could this software still have been the issue?
If your router is showing two default gateways then something else "like bonjour" is creating the other one. Whats even more stange is that your last ipconfig shows your IP to be 10.
And whats even stranger again is I just reset the settings back to all default, re enabled IPv6 and wella, its now connected with the following IPConfig.

I can guarantee I tried this yesterday, shut down after I tried it, and it didn't work. Who knows what is going on, but its all working now


Attached Images
Unidentified network - invalid IP configuration-ipconfig-working-settings-back-default.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2010   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjhod View Post
I managed to get it working yesterday afternoon by manually assigning an IP in the range of 192.168.1.1-10 and having the default gateway as 192.168.1.254.

It appears the router we have has two gateway IP's, which is weird in itself, but this is working for now, so I won't touch anything else. It also fixed my 10Mbps problem. As soon as I changed these settings and plugged the LAN cable back in, the network connected and gave me internet access.

Also, in relation to the above, I do have Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 installed, but I coudln't find any Bonjour or Id Strings matching those in the services list that others had mentioned having issues with. Could this software still have been the issue?
If your router is showing two default gateways then something else "like bonjour" is creating the other one. Whats even more stange is that your last ipconfig shows your IP to be 10.
And whats even stranger again is I just reset the settings back to all default, re enabled IPv6 and wella, its now connected with the following IPConfig.

I can guarantee I tried this yesterday, shut down after I tried it, and it didn't work. Who knows what is going on, but its all working now
One difference is that the recent ipconfig doesn't show your wireless connection anymore so maybe disabling the wireless helped.

The default gateway IP shown is correct for those big pond routers but I'm not sure where the other 192.168.x.x range is coming from or how it had anything to do with this connection. I'm pretty sure that had to come from somewhere but it doesn't show up in your ipconfig. At any rate I'm glad you have it working for now.

The Bonjour string would show up under services as, "##Id_String1.6844[... and then a bunch of numbers]" by Apple.

To delate it, "if you have it"
1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Bonjour
2. Rename the mdnsNSP.dll file in that folder to mdnsNSP.old
3. Restart your computer
4. Delete the Program Files\Bonjour folder
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Dec 2010   #14
cjhod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
One difference is that the recent ipconfig doesn't show your wireless connection anymore so maybe disabling the wireless helped.

The default gateway IP shown is correct for those big pond routers but I'm not sure where the other 192.168.x.x range is coming from or how it had anything to do with this connection. I'm pretty sure that had to come from somewhere but it doesn't show up in your ipconfig. At any rate I'm glad you having it working again.
I definitely tried it without wireless enabled yesterday, but it could have been shutting the PC down with wireless disabled then starting up again that has done it. I don't think I shut the PC down after disabling wireless yesterday.

But yeh, its working now. SO fingers crossed it remains that way.

Thanks for everyone's help along the way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Unidentified network - invalid IP configuration




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Unidentified Public Network & Invalid IP Address
Hello. I have been using Windows 7 for about a month now and two days ago i started to have network problems. I cannot connect to the internet or my network and keep getting messages saying that the network cable is unplugged when it is not. After a while i was able to get a different message...
Network & Sharing
Intermittent invalid IP configuration
Hello, I am having intermittent connection issues to the Internet when connecting via my ethernet adapter. My modem connects to my router (D-Link DIR-825) which connects to a Sling Media Powerline kit (see here) via my electrical system which then connects to my ethernet adapter (nVidia...
Network & Sharing
Troubleshooting Invalid IP Configuration
Hello, I recently built two PCs. The master uses an ASUS p9x79 Deluxe mobo; the slave uses an ASUS p9x79 mobo. Both have an Intel 82579V Gigabit LAN Controller. I connected the two with a crossover cable and was able to share data via Remote Desktop, but I was unable to identify the...
Network & Sharing
How to avoid "invalid IP configuration" connection error?
Hi all, I have a problem with my internet connection on my PC. The internet connection works fine, until I let my PC idle for about an hour or so. The connection then dies, but can be repaired by the Windows Troubleshooter which fixes the error message about the invalid IP configuration....
Network & Sharing
please help! unidentified public network with invalid ip
Hello this is my first time posting a thread on a forum site but here we go lol I recently upgraded to windows 7 and everything was working perfect very impressed overall. I have cable internet through comcast. I had my modem plugged into a wireless router then my desktop was directly connected...
Network & Sharing
Unidentified network - invalid ip address
I'm setting up a new computer and having problems getting on the internet. The connection worked at first but was very slow. I changed Ethernet cables to see if that was the problem and now have nothing. The error that I am getting is: "Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App