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DHCP troubles

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jschien2, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. jschien2

    jschien2 Thread Starter

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    Okay, I'm in way over my head here. I've been browsing forums for about a week now looking for a solution to my problem, but I can't fix it.

    Last week I was browsing the internet when I lost my connection. I tried using the repair command under local are connection>support, but it can't renew the IP address. So then I tried command prompt ipconfig/release then renew, and it says, "an error occurred while renewing interface local area connection : the support for the specified socket type does not exist in this address family."
    I did ipconfig/all and here's what I got:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Spencer_2>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-5D-11-C1
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.44.29
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    I have a dell desktop with window's xp student edition and have an ethernet connection through a router. My roommate also connects through the same router , but his internet is working fine. Please help! If you need any more info, let me know
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Most likely it's a bad router LAN port, bad cable, bad NIC, some corruption, or a non-Windows firewall got mis-configured and is blocking all LAN access.

    For corruption possibilities after trying the following repairs you can use Device Manager to uninstall the ethernet adapter's driver and then Restart and let Windows reinstall it.

    (From a JohnWill post)

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

    Start, Run, CMD, OK 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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