Solved: Not valid ip configuration plus UBS tether fail PLUS itunes phone fail

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rooock

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Hi guys a lot of research online brings me here, and I hope this will be the last stop before I put my fist through the screen of my laptop. :D

So a few days ago my computer can't connect to wireless, stuck in Limited mode. Troubleshoot says - "wireless connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration". i've uninstalled the driver, put valid settings from another laptop I have, I've uninstalled Bonjour, i've put netsh commands.. still nada. The USB connection I could use to tether also stopped working. I've tried other wifi connections and they don't work either. The strangest thing is that itunes won't recognize the phone, but windows does and i can go inside the folders.


I have the 169.254.x.x ipconfig forgot the name but like I've read here before it can't get to DHCP.

The laptop is 6 months old lenovo windows 7.


Would really appreciate some input on what else to try. Thank you!
 

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Can you successfully connect by ethernet?

What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?
 

rooock

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Can you successfully connect by ethernet?

What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?
I don't have a chance to try this at this time.


for security, I kept having my browser hijacked with pop up tab, so i installed hitmanpro, adwcleaner and Malwarebytes. I suspect one of these could be the culprit but can't revert to an earlier stage.

i also have comodo but it is turned off. default firewall I set to off while I'm investigating.
 

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Thank you so much Terry, that did the job!

I am surprised because things worked fine with comodo for 2-3 months!

Thank you once again, any recommendations for an easy free protection program?

Also my browser is still hacked by pop up advertising tabs, extensions look fine though.
 

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You're welcome. :)

Often Comodo, Norton, etc., work fine for months or years before becoming corrupted. You can reinstall it if desired.

any recommendations for an easy free protection program?
See the Security forum for a bunch of recommendations. I prefer to use the Windows firewall and for Windows 7 Microsoft Security Essentials. Once in awhile, if I suspect some problem, I'll run MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware.
 
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