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Windows 7: <device name> does not have a valid ip configuration

17 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
<device name> does not have a valid ip configuration

My landlord recently updated his apple router and i am now unable to connect to the internet. The flow of internets is from the ATT high speed connection that goes from the modem, then to an apple router, and then plugs into his ethernet port which sends it to the ethernet port at my apartment.

When I use the windows 7 networking utility it tells me that <device name> does not have a valid ip configuration.

I've tried the following script:
@Echo on
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0
and I've made sure it automatically assigns IP.

Attached are the results of ipconfig/all and my system specs:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

Try Going to control panel>Network and sharing center>Change adapter settings Disable ALL adapters, wait for 5 mins at least(important) then enable it again later.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

tried that, no dice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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