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Cannot access properties in "local area connection properties" window

Q: Cannot access properties in "local area connection properties" window

Hello.
Im using vista ultimate x64.

When i access the local area connection window where all the TCP/IPv4 and
TCP/IPv6 are. I am unable to click on properties on any of them (yes i am the
administartor)
By other words, i am unable too access the window where you can change the
"Obtain an ip adress automatically" and "obtain dns server address
automatically" options are.

When i sellect TCP/IPv4 or TCP/IPv6, the properties button is just gray. As
is the unnistall button. When i hit the configure button, i just get sendt
back too the desktop. I am also unable to uncheck the TCP/IPv4 or TCP/IPv6
boxes on the left side of the names (or any of the other stuff)

If I hit the install button and try too install i new protocoll, i only get
a error message saying "windows cannot find the file"

Iv'e also tried it jusing the administrator account. But it didn't help.

What is causing this problem, and how I fix it?

Thanks in advance

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Hello.
Im using vista ultimate x64.

When i access the local area connection window where all the TCP/IPv4 and
TCP/IPv6 are. I am unable to click on properties on any of them (yes i am the
administartor)
By other words, i am unable too access the window where you can change the
"Obtain an ip adress automatically" and "obtain dns server address
automatically" options are.

When i sellect TCP/IPv4 or TCP/IPv6, the properties button is just gray. As
is the unnistall button. When i hit the configure button, i just get sendt
back too the desktop. I am also unable to uncheck the TCP/IPv4 or TCP/IPv6
boxes on the left side of the names (or any of the other stuff)

If I hit the install button and try too install i new protocoll, i only get
a error message saying "windows cannot find the file"

Iv'e also tried it using the administrator account. But it didn't help.

What is causing this problem, and how I fix it?

Thanks in advance

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Somehow I've managed to do something that prevents me from entering the Local Area Connection Properties window. When I do I get a message, "The controls on this property sheet are disabled because one or more other property sheets are already open. To use these controls, close all these sheets and reopen this one."
Who ever hear of property sheets? At this moment I can't access the internet due to (I think) an impoperly set component in the Local Area Connections window. Thanks, I think, to McAfee putting a Firewall component in there.

Puzzled and Frustrated.
 

A:"Property Sheets" in Local Area Connection Properties

When you right-click on an object, i.e. Local Network Connection, and select Properties, it opens the Propertiy Sheet for that object. You may be correct that the firewall has controll of the properties for the NIC and therefore the system won't open the properties again until the first instance is closed. Try opening your services from the Computer Management MMC and stop the McAfee services relating to the firewall. See if you can then see the properties of the network connection. If so, you have found the culprit. What to do about it as it will probably take control again when the services are restarted, I don't know as I don't use McAfee's firewall. If you can remove it, Agnitum has a free firewall that works very well. I have satelite connection and have not had an issue with either doing what I want or getting hacked.
 

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I am try to manually install BitDefenders Firewall Module which requires me to add a "Service". When I open Internet Connections Properties and click on Install - Service - I get an error msg "Could not add the requested component. The error is: The specific path does not contain any application device INF's." I tried it on my desktop computer also running XP Pro SP2 and it allows me to Browse to the appropriate program file. Any suggestions? Thanks

A:Can't Add "Service" in Local Area Connection Properties

did you ever sort this out without reinstalling windows ?

Mike



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Originally Posted by mrud


I am try to manually install BitDefenders Firewall Module which requires me to add a "Service". When I open Internet Connections Properties and click on Install - Service - I get an error msg "Could not add the requested component. The error is: The specific path does not contain any application device INF's." I tried it on my desktop computer also running XP Pro SP2 and it allows me to Browse to the appropriate program file. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Hello all - I just purchased a Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R motherboard, which replaced my ASUS P5Q that died.

After I loaded all of the drivers (using Vista x64), the first thing I noticed was my LAN connection speed was signifcantly slower than on the ASUS. So I started poking around in the Realtek "advanced configuration" properties. I changed one item:

1) Flow control - from "enabled" to "disabled"

After making the change my speed jumped significantly. However, that brought me to the question of if I need to change any of the other settings? Are there settings to be made for ultimate LAN performance?

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Local area connection Properties are completely blank. No TCPIP, no Microsoft client, nothing. Can't add anything because it returns an error:
"Could not add the requested componet. The error is: The system connot find the file specified."

Cannot uninstall NIC. Returns error unable to uninstall
Cannot install a second NIC
Cannot install undated drivers
Cannot install any new windows networking services
 

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Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to set up a home network between two computers. Computer no. 1 has direct access to the internet via a modem connected using an ethernet cable, computer no. 2 is the client computer which i want to connect to computer no. 1 so both computers have internet access. I've done this before but I've encountered a message which is probably what is causing an error to occur when i run the network config wizard. When I right click on the local area connection icon and go to properties, then go to advanced a message is displayed saying that i need to perform a system restore due to windows not being able to display the properties of the connection.

It then says that the WMI (Windows Management Instrementation) information has been altered/modified. I can't type out the message word-for-word due to it being in portuguese. Normally this is where I would check a box to allow other network users to connect through the computer's internet connection.

Can anyone explain to me why this message is being shown and how I may go about fixing this problem?

Thanks for your time,

- Tony
 

A:Local Area Connection Advanced Properties...

First off, why not use a broadband router? They're cheap, and they do this job MUCH better than ICS. If you must use ICS, try this repair first.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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This is a good one!
Local area connection Properties are completely blank. No TCPIP, no Microsoft client, nothing. Can't add anything because it returns an error:
"Could not add the requested componet. The error is: The system connot find the file specified."

Cannot uninstall NIC. Returns error unable to uninstall
Cannot install a second NIC
Cannot install undated drivers
Cannot install any new windows networking services
 

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Greetings everyone I have a problume with XP PRo Local Area Connection Properties not responding. When I Right Click on my network Paces go to properties..then right clisk on Local Area Connection go to properties.. I get the window Local Area Connection Properties up but nothing is displayed in the window. After a few it times out with Not responding. Any help.
Thank you

A:XP Local Area Connection Properties Missing

reinstall, have you just installed sp2

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Hi

How do I disable local area Connection properties for a standard use and for an administrator on a pc, users on my network keep changing the network adapter settings to allow them to have access to the internet. The users are a little tech savvy so by setting the adapter settings and just leaving out the default gateway and dns server address has not helped. I need to go deeper into windows network configuration to find a way to block them or find another way to prevent internet access. None of the users have email so they do not need access to mail either.

Thank you

A:How do I disable local area Connection properties

Tried Group Policy yet?

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Hi Team,

I have a problem with my Local Area Connection. I have installed the driver correctly and can access the internet also. But when I go to Open Network and sharing center -> change adapter setting -> I can not see Local Area Connection icon appear. My OS is windows 7, HP System.

A:Local area connection is not showing in network properties

Welcome to Seven forums mail.

Can you please post a picture of Device manager and a picture in the adapter settings where your local area connection should be?

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hi
on a wwindows 7 machine the local area connection tcp ip v4 properties button is greyed out.
i have logged in as admininstrator .
it is also greyed out if i login with another account ..

i also get the following error





Quote:
There are not protocols installed or enabled. You must install and enable at least one protocol for this connection to work. Do you want to select a protocol now?


for refrence i have attached picture from a working computer. just to illustrate the problem.

please help

A:windows 7 local area connection ipv4 properties greyed out

So have you tried the Install button?

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Hello,
Have just installed Windows 7 and is using it for a few weeks. After installing and uninstalling various programs, i have found out that whenever i view Local Disk Properties of any hard disk(C: for example) the default tab in view is NOT the General Tab.
Normally whenever u bring up the Local Disk Properties, you get the General tab as default(meaning u see them first of all after opening the particular window) however for my case it is this in default view instead
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/7407/menucr.png
General tab has gone to this position:
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2182/menu2s.png
I know that this is kinda petty and does not affect functionality/operation in any way, but i hope that there is a registry edit/fix to make the General tab the default view again. I will not be reformatting at all since the hassle of reinstalling Windows and data is too great for this issue.
 
Regards
 

A:Local Disk Properties: Not showing "General" tab as default view.

Hi Johnson111,
 
Check if the registry key exists:
 
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\ShellEx\PropertySheetHandlers\{5F5295E0-429F-1069-A2E2-08002B30309D}
 
If the above key does not exist, please perform the steps below to add the key:
 
1.     Click the "Start" button, type "regedit" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar, right click on the "regedit.exe" found in the list and then click "Run as administrator".
2.     Navigate to the following key:
 
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\ShellEx\PropertySheetHandlers
 
3.     Right click the PropertySheetHandlers entry on the left pane, choose "Export", select "Desktop" in the "Save in" box and type "backup" (without quotation marks) in "File Name". Click "Save".
 
Please Note: The backup file is on the Desktop and named "backup.reg". We can simply restore the registry by double-clicking the "backup.reg" file.
 
4.     Highlight the above key, click Edit -> New -> Key, add this key:  {5F5295E0-429F-1069-A2E2-08002B30309D}
5.     Exit Registry Editor.
 
Please check if the issue can be resolved.
 
If the issue persists, please run System File Checker by the steps below:
 
1.     Insert the Windows 7 installation DVD into the DVD-... Read more

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

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A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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Running XP on 2 computers. Have them connected by a router. I set the router IP to 192.168.3.1 Everything connects great! When I connect to a wireless network, it all connects, but doesn't work ("connection timed out" or "Page not found" errors. The wire connection shows an IP of 192.168.2.1. If I disable my Local Area Network, the internet connects perfectly. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I CAN USE MY LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND THE WIRELESS CONNECTION AT THE SAME TIME! Frustrating to the max! Any network specialists out there who can tell me how to fix this? Thanks!!!
 

A:Conflict between "Wireless Network Connection" & "Local Area Connection"

berkeleygh said:





Running XP on 2 computers. Have them connected by a router. I set the router IP to 192.168.3.1 Everything connects great! When I connect to a wireless network, it all connects, but doesn't work ("connection timed out" or "Page not found" errors. The wire connection shows an IP of 192.168.2.1.Click to expand...

You should know that x.x.2.1 is incorrect. For the router address shown, all devices that connect to it *must* be 192.168.3.x where x > 1 and < 255.

I would suspect that you have some static configuration data in the devices.

You want your router to offer DHCP in the range 2->32 (that's more than enough) and
you want all systems to use DHCP for the IP address and DNS settings.

Remove anything in the Alternative Configurations
 

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i Recently bought and hp windows 7 computer 64 bit and it was fine but two weeks later it does this it was working few hour ago and now it saids this ""Local Area Connection" Doesn't have a valid ip config"
what does that mean? i couldnt fix it, i turned off the router, modem did a pc recovery and i also waited. it didnt do anything how do i fix this? am not really good at pc can someone give met he step one by one?

A:""Local Area Connection" Doesn't have a valid ip config "

  
Quote: Originally Posted by markxsimu


i Recently bought and hp windows 7 computer 64 bit and it was fine but two weeks later it does this it was working few hour ago and now it saids this ""Local Area Connection" Doesn't have a valid ip config"
what does that mean? i couldnt fix it, i turned off the router, modem did a pc recovery and i also waited. it didnt do anything how do i fix this? am not really good at pc can someone give met he step one by one?


You should first try resetting the router by holding down the reset button for 30 seconds, still holding down the button, unplug the router for 30 seconds, power back up while still holding down the button for 30 more seconds.

After that it's required that you go into the routers settings and make sure the wireless is set up correctly, you need to add SSID "name of network" set up a password to connect, then choose the security and encryption, WPA2 and AES encryption tends to work best with Windows 7 drivers.

After that check your wireless profile for this connection by going to the Network and Sharing center, look left for "Manage wireless connections" and use the same settings that you used for the router.

If you are still having problems please post the ipconfig/all from this machine and I'll have a look at it.

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I'm following a set of lessons for VB, reached to tutorial number 37 - out of 200, the link of video is down:
http://bit.ly/15VxDFS

Abstract:
I played (For the sake of exploring & learning) with the "Properties Window"; consequently I tried clicking "Hide" and it happened actually, the windows got hided. However, I tried to get the window back, I succeeded but,

The problem:
The MAIN PROBLEM is that it's no longer back in the right-handed side (Exactly like where the "Properties Window" is in the video mentioned above).
So can you tell us where it exactly open?
Yes!! Can you guys see the 2 opened tabs above in the video> (Form1.vb - Form1.vb [Design]) ?
It opens as a NEW TAB WITH THEM ABOVE. Which complicates the whole process when I need to move around to do stuff.
Any hint to get the window right-side back?

Platform: Microsoft VB 2010 Express (Same platform as in the video)
 

A:Solved: Returning Back the "Properties Window" in 2010 VB Platform Right-Handed

Why my post is inactive? You guys gotta solve it, it's super-easy, I just need a help-out!!
 

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I am running XP on an IBM Thinkpad A22M laptop. I have done something that has changed my screen size to a 9x7 inch instead of the normal 12x9 inch that it should be. Everything inside the screen is normal size and is positioned to fit onto the screen. In playing around with settings, I changed the DPI from the normal 96 to a DPI of 144, and how I can't change it back. Reason is, I can't get to the buttons at the bottom of the "Display Properties" window; the bottom of the window is cut off and I can't scroll down. In the "Settings" tab, I can just get to the tops of the "Troubleshoot" & "Advanced" buttons,, but in the "Advanced" screen I can click on the "96 dpi" option but can't save it because the "OK" button is off the bottom of the screen. Also, I am using a dual-boot with 2 partitions, 1 in DOS and the other in Windows. This screen size is the same in both.

Will appreciate any and all help.
 

A:Solved: No buttons in "Display Properties" window

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When I right-click on my desktop and click on "Properties", it takes approximately 7 minutes for the "Display Properties" window to come up. I have the same response time issue when I click on Settings->Control Panel->Display.

I've done some analysis and discovered that when I perform this action only the following process is launched:

"C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe" shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl

However, I am unable to determine why it is taking so long.

I downloaded and installed the new video drivers for my Dell Latitude C610 yesterday afternoon. Since then I have rebooted my machine. I am running Windows 2000. At the time I ran the test this morning, I attempted to minimize the number of processes running on my machine. Before I tried to display the "Display Properties" window, the processes running on my system were:
processes before

After I right-clicked on my desktop and clicked on Properties, the processes running on my system were:
processes after

What steps can I take to determine why it is taking over five minutes for the "Display Properties" window to appear?

Thank you.
 

A:"Display Properties" window very slow in coming up, why?

Did this start after loading the new drivers?
 

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As the above title describes ""Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration"

I've tried every possible fix. CMD -> ipconfig /release - ipconfig /renew - reboot computer, nothing happens.

On the Network Sharing Center - I get my Network shown as "Unidentified Network."

I tried Uninstalling and Re-Installing the NIC, no luck. Updating the Driver didn't help either as it says it's up-to-date.

I've tried manually assigning the IP address, but I don't think I did it correctly, as I am quite new with Networking problems and especially with all the IP addresses', DNS, DHCP. etc. So I need support with that and try it out whether that fix will work, although I doubt at this point since I tried everything.

I tried disabling the IPv6 as well that did nothing too.

I also RESET my router, which also had no affect. I am using the VIRGINMEDIA SUPER HUB ROUTER. It's a Fibre Optic Connection.

I also called my ISP, they suggested the Internet is all stable and has no connection problems. The Technician I spoke to over the phone said that there is something at fault with my computer itself and not the Router or Internet connection. In other words, my NIC.

My wireless connection works without any issues, but when I plug-in my Ethernet Cable on the back of my Computer (Motherboard) it does not detect any Internet Access and I get the " Unidentified Network." When I troubleshoot it gives me that error whic... Read more

A:"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration" Error.

Lets take a peek at your network environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then:

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.

Then:

with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter. Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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This is the error I got, and I couldn't connect to the internet. ""Local Area Connection" Doesn't have a valid ip config.
It also stated that I had an unknown network, and I couldn't get an IP from the DHCP Server for some reason.

I currently have it fixed, somehow. And would really appreciate some input.

Here is what I did most recently that somehow fixed it.
I used the 'netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt' method in the command prompt, and after I restarted, it still didn't work, so then, I remembered about an old computer in the garage with an ethernet card in it! So, I put that old dusty card it, and plugged my cable into it instead of the default on my motherboard. After a min of it trying to find and install a driver, it failed, and I still couldn't connect. So, I decided to plug it back into the motherboard ethernet if the card wasn't going to work, and whala, it worked...

I wonder if maybe it was the process of installing a new ethernet card?

Could somebody explain?

Now, here is what I did before that all failed to work:
*reset router + modem
*rollback driver
*reinstall basic driver
*get new drivers from manufacturer website
*system restore(to a few days ago when it worked)
*many instances of the window troubleshooter/fix not working and giving me the ""Local Area Connection" Doesn't have a valid ip config" response.
*ipconfig /release /renew ...

None of that worked, not to my knowledge.

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A:""Local Area Connection" Doesn't have a valid ip config

To start off I have to say two things.
Welcome to the forums,
Sorry about the length of time before a reply 23 hours.

In you Nic card setting is Tcp/Ip v6 enabled? If yes try to disable it, there are known issues with v6. If its not enabled enable it your router may be handing out Tcp/IP v6 address.
Have you tried to set a dynamic ip address on your machine yet?

If you dont know how to set one up I would be more than happy to help you with it.

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I'm trying to connect my Xbox 360 to my laptop, using Vista, and there is no "sharing"d tab to allow ICS, so It always fails the IP address test. I've tried every site and googled it multiple times but still haven't gotten a solution.
 

A:Solved: No "Sharing" tab in wireless network connection properties

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Hi,

I am using windows 8.1 pro OS. When attempting to right click on the Network Connection and select "Properties", I receive the following error:

"An unexpected error occurred"

I have tried the following"fix":


1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\netshell.dll,
and then click OK.
3. In the RegSvr32 dialog box, click OK.
Test to see if you can open the properties
of the network connection in the Network Connections folder.

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\ole32.dll,
and then click OK.
3. In the RegSvr32 dialog box, click OK.
4. Restart the computer.

Both did not work. Can you please suggest on what should be done to resolve the issue?

Thanks

Gowtham

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Hi.

I have to turn down my subwoofer volume at night, (bitchy neighbors) and turn it back up the next day.
The only way to do it via software is by going to the "Levels" tab of my speakers' properties:

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2338/clipboard02pm.png

Is there anyway way to - for example - create a shortcut that links directly to that tab, or at least directly to those speakers' properties?

Or is there any other small tool or software that could sit in my tray and give me faster access to those settings?

(It really is only about the subwoofer volume, i.e. just one of the channels needs to go down.)

Alternatively, is there any way to re-sort the stuff that is listed in the "levels" tab?
Because, not only do I have to click a bunch of times to get to that tab, I then have to scroll down half a mile past all sorts of stuff like "rear green in", "rear black in", bla bla bla.

(Yes, I am lazy and I dont care! )
thanks in advance.

A:Access the "Levels" tab of my speakers' properties directly?

If you install the Realtek drivers, an app will show up in the tray after reboot. It is not very handy but will give you faster access definetely.

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i am creating a local network of just 2 PCs. 1st one is using windows 7 OS and the 2nd one is using windows 8.1 . Error i am facing is when i click on TCP/IP(v4) properties in 2nd PC(win 8.1 pc) it says that ""In order to configure TCP/IP, you
must install and enable a network adapter card.". 1st pc is working fine and showing shared drives and files in network but 2nd PC is not showing anything in network because id donot allow me to configure IP settings. 
Please Note that i have also connected WiFi connection to my 2nd PC and that connection is working fine and showing all the TCP/IP Properties correctly without showing any error. 
I have disabled Network adapter in Device manager and installed again but nothing happens. 
Help me in this Please
Thank you!!

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Hi. So I came back to my desktop after a weekend away, and all of a sudden my wired network has changed to "Unidentified Network" with no network access. I have never had a single problem with this before and I've tried several fixes that do not do a thing. I live in a dorm and am plugged directly into the wall. I also use a switch to use an Xbox One. I have tried plugging the PC directly into the wall instead of the switch to no avail. I've also turned everything off multiple times. Here is my ipconfig information
I'm not sure if this matters, but I feel I should mention that both my IPv4 and IPv6 Connectivity display "No network access"

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Hi everyone.
2 questions:

1) My windows 7 stuck at "shutting down". Doesn't matter if i'm restarting or shutting down. If i don't touch it, then i get a BSOD after about 10 minutes.

2) every once in a while i have no connection to the internet. If i troubleshoot, windows says there's a problem with my local area connection, but doesn't fix it. Only if i restart, and then troubleshoot, it resets my "local area connection" and everything's fine. I remember in windows xp i would just press "disable" on the local area connection, and the enter again, and it would restart it automatically. But i have no idea how to reset it manually.

Thanks!

A:2 questions (stuck at "shut down" and local area connection trouble

Post up the BSOD file in our Crashes forum for expert analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums

Until then work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to establish a Clean Boot, scan the logs for repeat errors to google, utilize System Resources to find solutions to problems. I would also test my hardware to get that out of the way.

Check optional Windows Updates for newer drivers or hotfixes after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware. If no newer LAN driver is offered then check the device's Support Downloads webpage for newer or another to try.

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I am a total newcomer so please keep it simple.
I have recently purchased a 3Com Office Connect ADSL wireless 11g firewall router that came in a bundle wth a 3Com Office Connect PC card. I use a laptop with WIN 2K Pro, and being fed up with the dial up I signed up for ADSL and bought the above modem/router to add wireless capability to my laptop.
I have been trying to set up the router an the connection using the 3Com on line wizard: it all proceeds well, the connection status say 100% strenght, everything fine, then suddendly I get the message "Status: Network cable unplugged" and I can't go any further with the wizard, never mind trying to connect using the ADSL service. Then after a while the connection reestablishes itself to then disconnect again and so forth, every connection/disconnection lasting approximately just over 1 minute.
I checked thorougly manual, manufacturer web site, sought for every possible clue, I still can't get the thing to work. After that I will have to figure out out to get on the Internet!

Can anybody help?
 

A:Local Area Connection: "Network cable unplugged" but I'm wireless!!

Most wireless routers need to be directly connected to a pc during setup, so that you can configure it properly. Does your laptop have an integrated network port, or a NIC pc card? If so, you need to plug an ethernet cable in to the laptop & router. The error you're getting is due to the wizard not finding a physical connection to use at this point.
 

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I just got my internet hooked up in my new apartment yesterday, and it is not working when plugged directly into my laptop. It worked fine on the installer's laptop, though.
A buddy of mine let me borrow his wireless router and the wireless works fine with that, although if I try to connect wired through it, that does not work either.

It says I'm connected to an unidentified public network and I get the above error when I try to connect. I've tried disabling IPv6, restarting both the modem and my laptop, and updating the ethernet driver, which I could not find (HP dv2715nr is my model and I have windows 7 ultimate).

Below is my ipconfig with the modem plugged in and the wireless turned off. Hope this is enough info and thanks for any help!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Allan>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Allan-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-F8-E0-14
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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A:' "Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration' Error

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Hey, so I have a problem and although i'm terrible at describing computer problems I'll give it my best shot. So one day I turn on my HP Pavilion dv6000 with Windows Vista x64 Ultimate and the internet would not work and it had been the previous day. The wireless connection switch is turned on and the light is blue, not orange, but my computer will not detect any networks. My little brother has an HP desktop with the same OS but he is not having problems connecting or finding the network so the problem is obviously internal to my computer. WHen i diagnose and repair it...i get the message: "plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"." Again my connection is wireless and i have no idea how to fix this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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how do i do that?
all the computers in my house are connection to the internet except for mine.
help please!

A:Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"

what make and model of computer do you have do you have the user guide if so it will tell you if not need make model etc ie is it a laptop or desk top but this may help the cable you need is called a rj45 it looks like a large telephone plug and their is only one place it will fit so if you have a cable a little trial and error will help find it just do not force anything in anywhere

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Hi all,

I've just moved into a new house, and I'm trying to connect to the cat5 ethernet network. The router is fine, I can connect to wifi, but when I try to connect my computer to the hardwire it labels it as an "Unidentified public network" and can't connect.

When I run the Windows Network Diagnostic it says "Local Area Connection does not have a valid ip configuration."

I've rebooted my computer and the router several times.

I've also done some research into similar cases, and have tried the ipconfig /release and /renew commands in command prompt to no success.


If you need the print from the ipconfig command in command prompt, here it is:


Code:
C:\Users\The Overlord>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.tx.comcast.net.
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c54d:d4d6:31e7:e8c6%13
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bc84:9bcb:6c6:e996%11
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.233.150
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.hsd1.tx.comcast.net.:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Win7 &quot;Local Area Connection does not have valid ip configuration.&quot;

So the Ethernet adapter is showing an APIPA address which means it isn't connecting to anything, really. Can you give an idea of your setup? Are you just hardwired straight from the router to the computer? Is there a switch? Is the router also your modem?

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Linksys WRT54g Wireless router with a Linksys 5 port workgroup switch on my end so that I can operate three computers at my desk.

There IS an ethernet line plugged into the ethernet port on my new windows vista PC. I run primarily windows xp but got stuck with vista on this new beast because they wouldn't sell the package without it. My only copy of xp is for dell so I can't install it on an eMachines. I won't run windows 2k on this one because it won't run some of the programs I use.

So the network is composed of mostly xp and one or 2 windows 2k computers... there are a LOT of computers on this LAN.

All I want is to get this stinking POS connected again. and by again I mean I was playing world of warcraft on it less than 10 hours ago. It worked GREAT.

If somebody could tell me what this CRAP operating system just did to 'FORGET' how to connect to my network I would really appreciate it.

A:Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection"

I HATE VISTA

I restarted the computer and it ate itself. I'm having to do a clean install 12 hours after getting it set up in the first place.

can somebody help me with this so it doesn't happen AGAIN?

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Hey ho everyone. I have a common problem that I have seen a lot of people have. I'm posting on here because I don't really know a lot about networks, but here's my story. My dad has a computer with Windows XP on it, but it is running very slow and needs to be replaced. The computer is wired to a ATT modem that has a router (both wired and wireless) in it. The internet does work with a ethernet cable plugged in on the WinXP OS, however I will mention. So he bought a new hard drive and a new version of Windows 7. He unplugged the XP hard drive and only had the new (Win 7) drive plugged in. I ran the instillation process with the cable still plugged in, never changed a thing. Once Win7 was finalized, no ethernet internet connection. We run a diagnostics and I get the error message posted in the subject. We have switched back to the WinXP hard drive and the internet is working just fine. We also formatted the Win7 hard drive and ran a new install and got the same result. Here is a little bit about my system.

OS Version: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core 2 1.87GH
RAM: 6GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia Gforce 9600 GT
Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital
Motherboard: ASUS P5NSLI
Antivirus: None

Now I did a lot of researching last night and found a lot of posted processes. None of them worked, but a few of them gave me odd responses. I am going to copy and paste some of the processes that I have read from here.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: ne... Read more

A:"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration problem

Install the latest chipset (first) and ethernet drivers from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site.

What firewall or security suite, if any, is on the system?
 

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hello. i recently got a new desktop computer from my brother and i had to reformat it, so it had no drivers, so after reformat i had no connection to internet, and after a diagnostic it said ""realtek RTL8102E/8103E Family PCI-E fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) wasnt there, so i downloaded it, now my windows vista computer has a "realtek RTL8102E/8103E Family PCI-E fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)" and the new error i get is
plug a cable into the network adapter "local area connection"
but i know it's plugged in because if i use the other computer and plug the wires in the same place, i have internet!
PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Plug a cable into the n etwork adapter "local area connection"

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Hello, as I have searched I have not yet found a clear and concise answer to this problem, and I was wondering if someone could please help me with this situation;

on my network I have a pc connected through ethernet that keeps giving me this error message while trying to connect to the internet -
"local Area Connection 2 doesn't have a valid IP Configuration"
This is the list of things I have already tried;
-reset modem/network
-Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults
-Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults
-Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults

Windows 7
all other pcs on networked wired or wireless work fine
this is a new pc to the network however the internet did work fine the first few days
when I scan for devices in my modem, for this pc, it says the status is off

Any assistance is greatly appreciated, I am on day three or four of this ... I don't remember any more :/

A:"local Area Connection 2 doesn't have a valid IP Configuration" <-- I

To better assist you can you please follow this tutorial - Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread. This can help us identify what may be causing your issue.

Many Thanks,
Josh

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Although my computer modem and internet was working all fine, after I boot it up again with fresh windows 7 ultimate, while creating new network connection, it shows whether modem is connected and is power on? where the problem might be.. help appreciated.

A:the "local area connection" adapter is not working properly

quick help and reply hoped...

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It fails at the NetBT, saying it won't clear. Due to this or other than this, my internet (http/browser) downloads have slowed by 50%, and the ISP says everything's fine at their end. Here's some technical info:-

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : accursed
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : F-11

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : F-11
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-31-9B-7F-54
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 17 October 2006 3:07:14 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 24 October 2006 3:07:14 PM
 

A:"Repair local area connection" problem persists

Duplicate: http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/510367-netbt-wont-clear.html
 

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My internet connection was working just fine until a few days ago. When I turned my computer on (Win7 Pro), there was that little yellow warning sign in the corner, and I haven't been able to use the internet on that computer since. The rest of the computers
and devices in my house work fine, but I use a wired network for this particular computer because I don't have an NIC for it; I use an old router to connect to the internet, which essentially functions as an NIC.
I have tried everything: Restarting the modem, restarting the router, troubleshooting, putting in new ip's, everything. If you could help me with this then that would be awesome. Here is the ipconfig /all info:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JoeRoom-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-22-D9-DB-7F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cdb1:8695:643:4947%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.73.71(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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So a few days ago, our D-Link router completely failed and the wireless doesn't work; until the problem can be settled, the only way we can connect to the Internet is if we're hooked up to the modem with an Ethernet cable. Of course only one person can use it at a time, so if Person A needs the Internet but Person B is using it on a different computer, then Person B has to unplug their Ethernet cable from the modem so that Person A can hook their cable and access the Internet on their computer.

However, my Windows 7 laptop seems to be the only computer in the house that cannot connect to the Internet, even when hooked up with an Ethernet cable; my sister's computer (also a 7) works fine, and my Mum's Vista (which I'm using right now in order to type this) works fine. My laptop is still able to connect to my work's wireless when I take it there, so I don't think it's really a problem with the laptop itself. The troubleshooter says, ""Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration", and I tried looking up some solutions on Google to try and fix it but to no avail.

I tried following the steps from this video, but that didn't work.
I tried the steps from this forum post (#4 by Tomken15), but that didn't work.
I did that "unplug the router and wait a few seconds before plugging it back in" trick, but that didn't work.
I tried disabling the wireless on my laptop (I can't connect to our wireless anyway since it doesn't work), but ... Read more

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

Nevermind, we got a new router today (which is ... uncharacteristically quick for my Mum) and I can connect to the Internet via cable again.

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Recently we lost our Internet service.  The ISP has been unable to restore it.  When I try to access the Internet through IE 11, an error message appears stating that we are not connected to a network.  We set up a switched Windows 7 network
for out PCs to share the connection and to share a networked printer.  This local network no longer functions.  It was designated a Home network and named.  We are unable to connect to this network.  The switches (there are two 

connected together) seem to be working.

Windows Network and Sharing Center shows the red X between the Internet and our network.  It terms the latter an Undefined network."  Our attempts to connect to the network lead to a troubleshooting session.  It ends with this error message: 
"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration.  The final error message we got was "This

computer can't connect to a homegroup."  We also have seen "Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer."

I am wondering if the valid IP configuration actually comes from our Internet connection which isn't working."

If this isn't the problem, is there anything else we could try?
Our local network connects to the Internet directly to Verizon FIOS
Our switches (there are two connected to each other) seem to be working.

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Hello, so I downloaded hamachi the other day to play with some friends on GMOD and I was finished with hamachi so I decided to un-install it, after doing so, I noticed Google Chrome, Mozilla, Steam and many more applications can't connect to the internet, but Internet Explorer 64 bit is able to connect... I don't know how to fix this and I've done a bunch of research on many ways to possibly fix it but none have worked so far... I use a wireless usb for my wireless connection, it works perfectly fine but my Local Area Connection keeps saying that one message and I just wanna fix it :/ please help?

A:Local Area Connection "Network cable unplugged"

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then:

Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found, here's how


Then:

with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type or copy and paste the following command:

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0

and press enter.

Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus WiFi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.


To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. ... Read more

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Yesterday and today, my computer randomly disconnected to the internet and when I tried to troubleshoot the problem, it fixed the internet connection and told me that:

"local area connection" doesn't have a valid ip configuration

What does this mean, why is this happening. I know it's not a big deal. but it stats to get really annoying >.>. Is someone trying to hack into my computer ?!?!!?(sorry, I can be a little paranoid).

A:"local area connection" doesn't have a valid ip configuration?

Hello. Welcome to Seven Forums.
First, do you have a router?
Take a look at this: internet troubleshooting guide.

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Hello all!

I am unable to connect to the network using an Ethernet cable. I can connect wirelessly; in fact, I am using my laptop and its wireless connection to make this post. I can also connect wirelessly on my phone.

I restarted the router the first time it disconnected last night, and it worked. Perhaps an hour later, when it disconnected again, restarting the router did not help. I turned the computer off, thinking the problem would have resolved itself overnight. NOPE!
I powered down everything (pulled all cords from the power strip and turned that off, leaving it off for 20-30 minutes). Didn't work.
I then updated my Realtek drivers. Didn't work.
I unchecked TCP/IPv6 in Local Area Connection properties. Didn't work.

I'm not sure what else to do.

I downloaded TSG SysInfo, and here's the info it returned:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 24472 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953340 MB, Free - 800226 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A97 R2.0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I'm not sure why it doesn't detect it, but I also have Malwarebytes installed and running.

Please help!

Thanks in advance.
 

A:"Local Area Connection Doesn't Have a Valid IP Configuration"

For the attempted ethernet connection ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

[Press ENTER after each command.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I'm running into an issue which is hindering the enjoyment I am getting out of my system. Quite frequently I am getting these issues where I lose connection to the internet at random times. I then "Trouble Shoot" problems with the connection and I get the fixed issue of: "Local Area Connection Doesn't have a valid IP configuration."

I've looked in several other posts, and nothing has quite worked out for me thus far. I have general medium level of understanding relating to computers. Hope to hear an answer soon.

Thanks in advanced.

A:"Local Area Connection" Doesn't have a valid IP configuration.

Can you post a screenshot of your ipconfig /all output?

Or try this:

Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click on the flush.bat file to run it as Administrator.

Your computer will reboot itself.

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I got that message when I did the basic troubleshoot for my connection. The internet was working earlier this morning, and has been working for the past few months, but when I got back home today it just, seemingly randomly, stopped for no reason.

Yes, I know there have been lots of people asking about this problem, and I've tried a few different things, but I just can't get the internet to work.

I'm pretty sure it's not the router, a computer with WXP works just fine, as well as Xbox Live. Ipconfig in command prompt came up with 169.254.187.196 as Autoconfig IPv4, if that makes a difference. My only active network is an unidentified, public network.

I've reset PC, modem, and router. Ping 127.0.0.1 was successful, so does that mean it isn't the NIC? The NIC is, I believe, a Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet. I didn't have the option to rollback drivers so I guess that won't work =/.

Tried netsh int ip reset and netsh winsock reset.

Suggestions?
BTW I'm a total noob with computers and networking so I partially have no idea what I'm really talking about

A:"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP config

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Guy


I got that message when I did the basic troubleshoot for my connection. The internet was working earlier this morning, and has been working for the past few months, but when I got back home today it just, seemingly randomly, stopped for no reason.

Yes, I know there have been lots of people asking about this problem, and I've tried a few different things, but I just can't get the internet to work.

I'm pretty sure it's not the router, a computer with WXP works just fine, as well as Xbox Live. Ipconfig in command prompt came up with 169.254.187.196 as Autoconfig IPv4, if that makes a difference. My only active network is an unidentified, public network.

I've reset PC, modem, and router. Ping 127.0.0.1 was successful, so does that mean it isn't the NIC? The NIC is, I believe, a Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet. I didn't have the option to rollback drivers so I guess that won't work =/.

Tried netsh int ip reset and netsh winsock reset.

Suggestions?
BTW I'm a total noob with computers and networking so I partially have no idea what I'm really talking about


The fact that ipconfig is showing the 169.254.187.196 indicates that the nic/wifi is not connecting with the router. You might want to re-boot the router and pc at the same time.

If that doesnt fix it you need to examine the advanced adapter settings.

Let us know so we can help you.

Ken

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