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30-Dec-2009, 07:24 PM #1
IP address issue on windows XP
hi, i set up a static IP on my sister's computer (using an online tutorial), which worked fine for her but not for other internet-using appliances (namely my xbox). so then i got rid of the static IP on the router, and everything in the house worked fine once i'd set them to assign IPs, except all the PCs, all running windows XP. when i tried to type in

ipconfig /release

into the command prompt (not that i understand what 'ipconfig /release' does), i got the error message:

Windows IP Configuration
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected.

theres been a thread like this before (http://forums.techguy.org/networking...ess-issue.html) but none of the solutions offered worked. when i type in

ipconfig /all

into the command prompt i get

C:\Documents and Settings\Caitlin Evans>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : caitlin-e5b2bdd
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : broadcast
IP Routing Enabled . . . . : yes
WINS Proxy Enabled . . . : yes

Etherned Adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 Ethernet Controller
Physical Adress . . . . . . . . : 00-90-F5-8E-44-8E

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Adress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Adress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS ove Tcpip . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Disabled

i don't have any security on my router enabled (i think)

thanks!
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30-Dec-2009, 07:46 PM #2
what do you mean by "got rid of the static IP on the router"? Are you saying you set the computer to have a static IP by assigning the IP to a specific MAC in the router or did you just set the IP to static in windows? If you just set it in windows then your router may not know that the computer has that IP and may be trying to assign it to something else.. i.e. your xbox...

as far as media disconnected goes... your wire is unplugged... and if its not unplugged... then the wires bad.... if the wires not bad.... then your NIC is bad... if your NIC isn't bad.... then you got about a thousand different things that could be wrong...
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30-Dec-2009, 08:02 PM #3
when i say 'got rid of the static IP on the router' i mean that i set the router to use DHCP instead of manually assigning IP addresses to different machines by typing an IP address into the browser of my other (mac) computer and using that page. i presume i set it to assign an IP to a specific MAC in my router, if that's how it's normally done, but i really don't know.

i'm using wireless, so i don't expect the computer to have a wire, so it can't be faulty (unless your talking about a different wire), and i have no idea what NIC is.
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30-Dec-2009, 08:36 PM #4
You appear to have a proxy and ICS running on that machine.

First, let's Disable ICS for XP & Vista Tutorial.

Next, reset the stack.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.



Finally, I'd like to see this from the machine.


Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 74.125.45.100

PING yahoo.com


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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.


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