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

19 Jan 2011   #11
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried to Elevate the command prompt because you are messing with Drivers.

Just a question... if you did or not... no pun on insulting your intelligence.


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19 Jan 2011   #12
anta

windows 7 enterprise 32bit
 
 

Firstly, I would make it my first job to get all the data that you need off the machine and onto usb disks/other media, to protect your data from loss.
As it sounds like you may have some problems with malware. Malware can mess with all manner of functions on a machine so it's not too far fetched to think that this could be the problem.

Although you said that you patch (windows only I presume, apologies if you go the whole hog...) and keep AVG upto date, there are other Vulnerabilities upon a windows machine which give the bad guy attack vectors...for instance a favourite "drive by" technique can utilise vulns in shockwave players. another fave at the moment are older versions of adobe acrobat readers...

to be fair those two trojans that you listed started ringing alarm bells as they were detected back in 2006
see this posting on the mcafee site; Generic Downloader.aa - Malware - McAfee Labs Threat Center click overview...

I would look around these forums for other threads which discuss the removal of malware...
I could walk you through some stuff tomorrow when I am back in the office if you wish.

the posting above mine (by acurasd) is also valid. When you run programmes like tunnelcleaner (whatever it's called) because it's accessing tucked away system parameters you will need to be running it with more privilleges than you may have as a user/admin. for info I may be teaching granma to suck eggs, for which I apologise, but from Windows vista and later saw the introduction of UAC (User Access Control, a security principle which was put in place to help protect the OS from some distributed malware) you know the little box that asks you whether you actually meant to be installing/uninstalling/running a programme just after you click it...anyhow I digress you can elevate your priveleges by 'right clicking' the shortcut then selecting the option of Run As Administrator. you may need to enter the username and password if the machine is part of a corporate network

hth.

let us know how you get on.

cheers

Ant.
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19 Jan 2011   #13
anta

windows 7 enterprise 32bit
 
 

looking back through the thread again I decided to look up 6to4 tunnels myself.

quite a few other forum postings have pointed to this blog as resolving problems similar to yours.

Automating "6to4" Adapter Removal in Windows - RyanVictory.com


as said I think you may have a bigger problem with Malware so will check back to tomorrow.
NB I am UK based so my tomorrow maybe your tonight or vice versa...lol.
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20 Jan 2011   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Without a doubt the problem is all the extra tunnel adaptors, I'm pretty sure I made that clear with my first post. Someone seems to be making a mountain out of a mohill.

Run the file as admin or delate them manually. You need to right click the command prompt when it comes up and choose to run as admin then run the file I posted again. This problem is usually caused by using a driver that isn't compatible so replacing the network driver with a more compatible version will be required to fix the problem perminately. There is no need to complicate this simple procedure.

In case anyone is wondering I have already helped fix this exact problem on countless occasions and I have zero doubt that this is in fact the problem.
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20 Jan 2011   #15
anta

windows 7 enterprise 32bit
 
 

Wow, anyone would think I am taking food of your plate....

So the fact that the Suzanne has found two OLD (dated 2006/2007) trojans on her machine isn't a problem to you...mmmmm....ok .

Please remind me, is this a forum for helping people or just a way of getting supposed kudos by cutting and pasting the quickest....

I am not doubting that your advice has fixed a number of issues. maybe if you tried being a little more human you would have "closed" this call.
Also, I was meerly suggesting to try and get to the possible root cause of the issue, rather than treat the results. Silly me eh?

Anyway back to the important thing in this thread, Suzannec is there any update?
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20 Jan 2011   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anta View Post
Wow, anyone would think I am taking food of your plate....

So the fact that the Suzanne has found two OLD (dated 2006/2007) trojans on her machine isn't a problem to you...mmmmm....ok .

Please remind me, is this a forum for helping people or just a way of getting supposed kudos by cutting and pasting the quickest....

I am not doubting that your advice has fixed a number of issues. maybe if you tried being a little more human you would have "closed" this call.
Also, I was meerly suggesting to try and get to the possible root cause of the issue, rather than treat the results. Silly me eh?

Anyway back to the important thing in this thread, Suzannec is there any update?
Maybe the fact that I have already diagnosed and fixed this problem on countless occasions has something to do with my answers. Bottom line is that there is no way on earth this problem is going away until the extra tunnel adaptors are removed. I still think that is the best way to solve the problem.

I've also narrowed the problem down to a bad driver on previous occasions, this isn't guess work on my part it's a fact. My answers come from previous experience with this problem, your last answer came from copying my responce.
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20 Jan 2011   #17
anta

windows 7 enterprise 32bit
 
 

lol, I give it to you are funny!

....and the malware....just sheer chance I suppose.

did you get the rep yet, sure we can't share....
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20 Jan 2011   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I think malware will always be an ongoing curse that tends to cause an endless array of problems which can usually be fixed by running a virus scan. As far as this problem is concerend I"ve been there and done that many times before, it won't fix itself and it's not going away until those tunnel adaptors are gone. Have a good one anta.
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20 Jan 2011   #19
haxcid

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

I don't know if it has been mentioned... but from what I see, if this is a home connection, the gateway, dns, and dhcp should all be the same... and they are not. You might just want to double check that your set to dhcp for both your IP and your DNS because what I see below says that someone has manually entered a DNS entry (IF this is a home network with a router)

Quote:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-7B-CB-5B-74-49
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::11e6:c8d8:17ea:2027%20(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.192(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:09:20 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 15, 2011 11:29:29 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::224:1ff:fecc:ffc%20
192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2

NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Whats in red should say 192.168.1.1 IF this is a home network with a router.
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20 Jan 2011   #20
suzannec

Windows 7 Home 64 bit OEM
 
 

Haxcid, I'm at college, not home.

Okay, so I'm getting frustrated.

I've been toodling along, blahblahblah, and I've looked at the device manager a few todays. Today I do it and I see a little yellow triangle over the Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter - which I could have sworn said Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface earlier, but whatever. Code 10, the device can't start because it hates me. That wasn't there the other day. I'm not sure if AVG caused it to spazz or my attempts at using anta's 6to4 adapter.

So I was like, "screw it, we'll try a restore."

I try that.

Can't get on wireless. It SAID it was connected, but generally, I'm prompted for my college username and and password when I open the browser. The username/password wouldn't come up. The error was gone on the teredo thing, though. Wired connection still didn't work.

So I undid the system restore and now my wireless works again, but the teredo thing has the yellow icon again, even after I tried updating the software.

The 220 6to4 adapters are gone, though. So I guess that's something.
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