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ethernet doesnt have a valid ip configaration

  1. #1


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit

    ethernet doesnt have a valid ip configaration


    I've had this since I installed 8, but other little things kept me busy and since the PC is on all day, it's not been a big inconvenience, I would like to get it fixed however.

    When I boot up the PC does not connect to the net.

    When I trouble shoot it, it connects and gives the message

    "ethernet" doesnt have a valid ip configaration fixed.


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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboy7 View Post
    I've had this since I installed 8, but other little things kept me busy and since the PC is on all day, it's not been a big inconvenience, I would like to get it fixed however.

    When I boot up the PC does not connect to the net.

    When I trouble shoot it, it connects and gives the message

    "ethernet" doesnt have a valid ip configaration fixed.
    If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from this machine it would be helpful.
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  3. #3

    Had a similar problem...


    I updated my Intel 82567 driver. Seems to work again. Lenovo W8 motherboard e-net driver was obsolete on their website. Got the driver for W8 from Intel site.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Is this it.?

    Windows IP Configuration


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


    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-4D-6
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c863
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.25
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 05 Februar
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 08 Februar
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251664973
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-0


    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


    Tunnel adapter isatap.{D70AD7DE-10FE-475B-A85D-6F


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disc
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tun
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef
    red)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c8f:
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 335544320
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-0


    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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  5. #5


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    Posts : 177
    Win 8


    It looks to me like your machine is not resolving an IP address from the DHCP server. Your router is usually your DHCP server and default gateway, The IP address of it looks odd 192.16.1. There should be another number after the last period. Eg 192.168.1.1
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  6. #6


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    It looks to me like your machine is not resolving an IP address from the DHCP server. Your router is usually your DHCP server and default gateway, The IP address of it looks odd 192.16.1. There should be another number after the last period. Eg 192.168.1.1
    So is it a setting in the router I need to change.?
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Dellboy7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    It looks to me like your machine is not resolving an IP address from the DHCP server. Your router is usually your DHCP server and default gateway, The IP address of it looks odd 192.16.1. There should be another number after the last period. Eg 192.168.1.1
    So is it a setting in the router I need to change.?
    Actually form what I'm seeing here part of your IP information is cut off so I can't even tell if you have a valid IP or not. The last number on the subnet mask has also been cut off.

    No router adjustments are required here as yet, just the complete ipconfig/all if you don't mind "picture below".


    A screen shot of the ipconfig/all is much preferred.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ipconfig.PNG  
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  8. #8


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Not being used to linux, if that's what it is, I didn't copy properly.

    Here is everything in the window.

    Windows IP Configuration


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


    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-4D-6A-CE-73
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c863:902f:ffe0:d821%12(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 05 February 2013 17:30:56
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 08 February 2013 17:30:56
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251664973
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-9A-FD-8D-00-1A-4D-6A-CE-73


    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


    Tunnel adapter isatap.{D70AD7DE-10FE-475B-A85D-6FEDF3987D3B}:


    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* 11:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:30ae:d80d:a60f:e483(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::30ae:d80d:a60f:e483%14(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 335544320
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-9A-FD-8D-00-1A-4D-6A-CE-73


    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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  9. #9


    Yes you do have a valid IP here.

    Is there a third party anti virus or firewall installed on this system?

    Have you tried going to the manufacture's site for an updated driver for this Ethernet connection?

    Intel Download Center

    On a system this old finding the right driver may not be easy but run the scan at the Intel site and see what it says.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 65
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Yes you do have a valid IP here.

    Is there a third party anti virus or firewall installed on this system?

    Have you tried going to the manufacture's site for an updated driver for this Ethernet connection?

    Intel Download Center

    On a system this old finding the right driver may not be easy but run the scan at the Intel site and see what it says.
    Avast anti virus is running.


    Yes I downloaded the latest driver before I upgraded. In case I lost the ability to connect.
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