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Ethernet & Wi-fi "Does not have a valid IP configuration"

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    Ethernet & Wi-fi "Does not have a valid IP configuration"


    Hi Everyone,

    I bought a a Lenovo IdeaPad P400 Touch laptop last week, with Windows 8 64-bit OS. I went through the general setup and had the computer working in no time; wireless and Ethernet connections worked fine for a few days and then I began getting "Limited" connectivity errors on both the Wi-fi and Ethernet.
    After the initial setup, I ran windows update and tried to install vmVare, then I realized this "Limited Connectivity" problem. After that, I uninstalled the vmware and all other software I had installed since I received the laptop but internet connectivity was not restored.

    Nearly frustrated over this, I restored my laptop to its initial (factory setup) status and reinstalled the Windows 8 OS that the manufacturer stored on a built-in D drive, using the Lenovo OneKey Recovery process.
    During the restoration process, I had to re run Windows setup (like a new computer). I had hoped this would reverse any issues I had with internet connectivity, but it did not work. In fact, Windows 8 could not connect to the internet during setup and I had to create a local account to finish the setup.

    After completing the setup, I visited the windows 8 forums and tried using a recommended solution for re-setting tcp/ip (netsh winsock reset catalog and netsh int ip reset reset.log hit), restarted my laptop but the problem still persists.

    I even ran the IPResetAll app posted by Chev65 but got this screen shot instead:


    C:\windows\system32>pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>attrib -h -s -r hosts
    Path not found - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>echo 127.0.0.1 localhost 1>HOSTS
    Access is denied.

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>attrib +r +h +s hosts
    Path not found - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc>popd

    C:\Windows\System32>ipconfig /release

    Windows IP Configuration

    No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection* 12 while it has its medi
    a disconnected.
    No operation can be performed on Bluetooth Network Connection while it has its m
    edia disconnected.

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6448:c3cd:8600:610d%13
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.97.13
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4d90:c0c8:db68:7b7c%12
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.123.124
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{2A196121-C9C6-4581-8E25-B84CF184A788}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{83973890-6134-41B8-90C5-1D250A8ED118}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    C:\Windows\System32>ipconfig /renew

    Windows IP Configuration

    No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection* 12 while it has its medi
    a disconnected.
    No operation can be performed on Bluetooth Network Connection while it has its m
    edia disconnected.




    Here is results from my ipconfig/all command:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\windows\system32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-36-DD-11-28-77
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-36-DD-11-28-7A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-36-DD-11-28-76
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6448:c3cd:8600:610d%13(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.97.13(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 325072605
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-86-58-27-20-89-84-36-41-2A

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-89-84-36-41-2A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4d90:c0c8:db68:7b7c%12(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.123.124(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 253790596
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-86-58-27-20-89-84-36-41-2A

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{2A196121-C9C6-4581-8E25-B84CF184A788}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{83973890-6134-41B8-90C5-1D250A8ED118}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    A the moment I am stuck and can't use my laptop because I need to activate Windows online. Laptop keeps restarting telling me to activate Windows now. Can anyone please help me out. Many thanks for any assistance.
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    Lets work on your ethernet first if it works then we can repeat for your wireless or visaversa which ever you prefer..

    goto control panel find network adapters find the ethernet or wireless, and uninstall that driver

    at the top click action tab, and choose scan for hardware changes

    exit to desktop

    retry internet, if you uninstalled wifi then it will ask you for wifi password..
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    Hi Brooklyn567,

    I uninstalled wireless driver and did the scan as you instructed. I tried the wireless again and it asked for the network password, which I entered. Limited internet connection still: no internet access yet.
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    Are you connecting directly to a modem? You ip address does not resemble a router IP.

    Is your modem or router very hot?

    Have you turned it off at all since your problem strarted?

    If not turn it off wait 15 seconds turn it back on and wait a minute or two, then try your internet again..

    use only one network for now, either wireless or wired until we find the problem
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    It is my office router and I do not have permissions for the router.
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    The simple fix to this problem is just to restart (power cycle) the router. I've had this exact same problem (no valid ip config) twice and I just restarted the modem router and fixed the issue. You said you've tried everything on your PC and nothing works. So, the problem is not your PC but the network you are trying to connect to. Have you tried connecting to other network?
    Last edited by fourthofjuly; 13 May 2013 at 11:43 AM.
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    Yes the 169 IP is what you get when Windows can't obtain a proper IP from the router, this is networking 101 that's for certain.

    The reset file won't work unless the host file is working which it appears that it's not.

    There is nothing coming from the router here or the machine just can't pick it up. If you are trying to connect wirelessly then disconnect the Ethernet as they both won't work together.

    From the IPReset read out it appears as if the host file was messed up and refuses to allow access. Try going with either a refresh or a reset of the system.

    Refresh Windows 8

    Start Screen - Reset in Windows 8
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