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What would cause a 0.0 IP ADDRESS?

CHSnake asked
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a few friends I've helped over time that couldn't route because their NIC wasn't getting any kind of IP, not even a 169. ip address. I always check device manager and it's fine, so my solution is always to tell them to reinstall NIC drivers and that resolves it for a few months. Just wondering what the *permanent* solution would be, or is there anyway to tell what would make the NIC not get any ip address?

Connected through router that uses PPPoE connection, so the client comp should have 192.168.x.x
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