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  1. #11


    Useful!
    I tried it twice, nothing yet. (Windows 8 has very nice startup times. )

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  2. #12


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    The first thing you should do is establish what level of connectivity, if any, that you have. To that end, let's start by finding out the IP address. As you're behind a router you'll probably have an address from one of the following:

    10.x.x.x
    172.16.x.x
    192.168.x.x

    Most likely 192.168.x.x / 255.255.255.0

    From a command prompt, run ipconfig /all and see if your IPv4 address begins with any of the aforementioned.
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  3. #13


    192.168.1.1
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  4. #14


    It would be helpful to see the entire ipconfig/all , screen shots are best for this.

    Resetting the router a second time is sometimes required to get them working again.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by DrPower View Post
    192.168.1.1
    If that's you PC IP address, I'll guess your router is at 192.168.1.254? Try the following:

    From a command prompt:

    ping localhost (127.0.0.1)
    ping another PC/device on your LAN (if you have one)
    ping the router (I'm guessing 192.168.1.254)
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  6. #16


    Windows IP Configuration


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


    Ethernet adapter Wired Ethernet Connection:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-1D-1C-72-E9
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:43f2:5052:e472::3(Deprecated)
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:56:20 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 01, 2012 6:39:14 PM
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7400:5ccf:f14b:dab8%14(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, March 31, 2012 4:56:20 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 01, 2012 9:04:31 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::e291:f5ff:fe02:5f95%14
    192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890269
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-08-D6-67-00-24-1D-1C-72-E9


    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::e291:f5ff:fe02:5f95%14
    192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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  7. #17


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    Everything looks well with that 100%. Should be good to go...what are, if any, the exact issues you seem to be having now?

    One thing you can do which is just to be "nice" - go into your router's DHCP settings and set the lease time to be as long as possible or even infinite if it is able to. No need to expire a wired connection for any reason. Even wireless, this is good for.

    If you're trying to share with other machines, enable Netbios in the adapter's settings on Windows.
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  8. #18


    The lease is from my ISP I think, either that or I can't figure out how to change it.
    I'm including some screenshots of my problem.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails issue1.png   issue2.png  
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Nah, the lease is from your router. The setting is in the DHCP settings at http://192.168.1.1

    You'd likely do well to reset your router to factory settings, reboot Windows then check that address to change the lease time.

    To reset router, many times there is a small tiny button to push on it with a pen or similar.

    I would triple check that there is no 3rd party security installed as part of an antivirus suite package or similar.

    If you don't plan on using Homegroup to share, disable IPv6 in adapter settings and disable the IPHelper service at services.msc.
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  10. #20


    I don't have a DHCP section. It doesn't really matter anyway, I wont worry about it.

    I'll only do a factory reset if I have to because I've got loads of forwarded ports that need to say that way.

    I do plan on using Homegroup if I can get connected to the network.
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