"Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP address - issue on brand new machine with Windows 7!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by louisemanley, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. louisemanley

    louisemanley New Member

    Nov 15, 2010
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    I recently installed Windows 7 on a brand new computer. Everything is working fine except I cannot connect to the Internet! I have been getting the following message:

    "Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP address

    Thinking this was a Internet issue (as I'm using a brand new computer), I rang Virgin and they said it was an Ethernet Adapter issue.

    The Network card I have is:

    Realtek PCIE FE Family Controller

    Could this be a conflict between Windows 7 and this network card?

    Further details are computer (if this helps) are:

    Pentium Dual-Core CPU E6600 @ 3.06 GHZ
    ACPIx86 based PC

    The Windows 7 is a 32bit OS

    Any advice appreciated!
  2. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

    Jun 4, 2009
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    Have you checked Realtek for the latest drivers for your card or googled it. I bet you need latest drivers.
    You could go into device manager and delete the card under network adapters and let Windows 7 look for the latest driver.
    I am sure some one will come along that can point you to the site to get latest drivers

    I do not know this maybe the driver you need
    #2 Super Sarge, Nov 15, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010

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