"does not have a valid IP configuration"

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  1. Dddrgn

    Dddrgn New Member

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    I bought windows 7 Ultimate, and installed it onto my windows Vista laptop, and everything is running smoothly. Until I tried to connect to my wireless router, but it keeps saying that I connect with limited connectivity, and troubleshoot says that it " does not have a valid IP configuration".

    here is my ipconfig/all stuff...

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all


    Windows IP Configuration


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


    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:


    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187SE Wireless LAN PCIE Netwo
    rk Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-D2-9D-FF-6E
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d168:28ed:359e:4642%15(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.70.66(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 335553746
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-B9-34-78-00-1E-33-CB-33-27


    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E/RTL8103E Family PCI-E Fa
    st Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-33-CB-33-27
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    Tunnel adapter isatap.{6A818D5A-4B9E-4E5F-B6E9-1C5FACDC3781}:


    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 Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    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


    Tunnel adapter isatap.{8F3B2FE2-46BA-4A0F-9A96-F80F5A60AA1B}:


    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    C:\Windows\system32>

    can anyone help?
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    The 169.xxx.xxx.xxx usually means Windows is not able to connect to the router or your next device.

    If you are showing a strong signal and have any wireless security set in the adapter, I would try to set in a good address to get you started. Sometimes this will reset the system and you can change it later. There may be other things to try like resetting the TCPIP using the netsh commands.

    But for now, just try inputting a reasonable address for your system (maybe 192.168.1.5 depending on your setup), with a 255.255.255.0 mask, which should fill in, and the router address as the Default Gateway. If you don't know, you can do this in the adapter properties, IPv4 properties. Type ncpa.cpl in the Start menu search box.
     
  3. Dddrgn

    Dddrgn New Member

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    i followed your instructions to no avail. everything i try seems to do absolutely nothing. i dont understand what is happening. i also forgot to mention i am using a cisco router.
     
  4. NaiyaShamiso

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    169.254.x.x is automaticly assigned when the computer cannot communicate with the DHCP. I say to telnet your router and check the DHCP settings.
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    You have tried the Diagnostic on the Network and Sharing Center? Maybe click on the red X.

    You are using the correct SSID?

    Are you using encryption or any type of MAC filtering?

    I will give you this link, it is for XP but seems fairly comprehensive. You may be able to find others.

    Gateway Support - Windows XP - Internet/Network Connectivity

    The command netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt from the link has been reported to have helped at least one poster.

    Let us know. If you have a good signal and encryption in not involved, you should be able to use the manual IP addresses, even if DHCP is not working.
     
  6. Trouble

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    Which Cisco Router? model name, model number, revision number..... link to specs? Firmware version you have installed currently?
    Dri ver date and version number for Realtek RTL8187SE Wireless LAN? Realtek
    Regards
    Randy
     

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