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Windows 7: Local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configura

03 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Looks to me like your wireless connection is working? I'm not really sure what problem you are having?

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03 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

a 169.254 address is usually associated with the therm APIPA (Automatic Private IP Address), it's used when the PC is unable to get an address from the DHCP server.

It seems the PC can't communicate with the router to the extent that it can get an address. Make sure you're connecting to YOUR router and that there are enough available addresses.
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03 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Got it ... thanks Jim
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07 Mar 2011   #14


Hi guys!

I have had the same problem for a few days now, and have searched numerous forums and gone through hell and high water to fix it. nothing helped until I found the ultimate solution that will help everyone:


During this time you must keep your router/modem turned off, and after the ISP has fixed the problem (in my case it took half an hour) you must restart your machine with the router/modem on and connected. From then on it should be like nothing ever happened.

Just for the fun of it, here's a list of things I have tried without results:

release/renew ipconfig
restarting modem/router and computer about a zillion times
changing LAN card
creating a static IP
resetting winsock in command prompt
reinstalling Win7
reinstalling XP (I had a dual boot and I did both, losing all installations)
manually entering IP address
disabling/enabling local area connection
plugging and unplugging LAN cable
uninstalling and reinstalling LAN card driver
resetting modem/router using the reset button

And after all this, all it took was just a phone call.
This is because your ISP is THE ONLY authority when it comes to configuring your IP address. In this case, it can only be done from the outside. This is also the reason why Microsoft didn't announce any patches or fixes for this problem, because it is not their problem and responsibility.

Only one question remains, WHY is this happening? Noone has been able to answer this, and I have read tons of forum posts about it. Maybe even the guys that made Windows 7 don't know it.

I am going to copy this post on several other forums because I have seen the trouble that people are having with this problem.

If you find out why this is happening, please post it here.
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