No networking - new Windows 7 computer - TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6 - Odd IPCONFIG results ----------------- The computer is Windows-7 64-bit. I'm on Comcast - cable-modem. The router is a DLink gaming router. I've bypassed the router - that didn't help. I've been stuggling with this for days - and I DID connect once, briefly. If I recall, the connection just went bad - I was looking at pages, and then I clicked something and waited and waited (I think. I've been stressed by this, so I can't say that was exactly how it happened, but I think so.) ----------- This is a computer I'm setting up for someone. It will ultimately be used alone, in a home, plugged into Verizon FIOS. ---------- My network, here when I'm working, is called DavidNet. I changed the workgroup from WORKGROUP to DAVIDNET. ----------------- There is Norton Security on this new machine. Turning it off didn't help. (I might need to uninstall it - but that would leave me naked, except for the Windows firewall.) When I look at the Norton view - there have been 2 different results: An old result was that it saw my other computers, and presented them by name. I changed them all to Trusted. Now it sees the correct MAC addreses of the other computers.but not their names. It says I belong to "unknown network." --------- This computer has 2 TCP/IP entries: TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6. --------- When I run IPCONFIG, I see: Connectinon-specific DNS prefix: blank Link-local IPv6 address: some long string full of numbers Link-local IPv4 address: 169.254.58.219 An address that means NOTHING to me. WHoIS says it is UNKNOWN. Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway: blank ------------------- Other things I've tried: Assigning and address on my private network: 192.168.0.125 RELEASE and RENEW. I think it hung on RENEW.