Solved

Re-Image pc holds onto 196.100.x.x ip adress. Cannot get Internet access HELP!!!

Posted on 2009-05-06
5
311 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi,

I currently have two pc's at home and the first pc works fine connecting to the internet (wireless + cable) but the second pc does not.

The second pc was re-imaged about 6 months ago and this is the first time I have used it since the re-imaging.

The problems is that the second pc is unable to connect to the internet because its holding onto 196.X.X.X.X IP address.  

I have tried releasing and renewing the ip address but the second pc is still unable to connect
to the internet.

Also my DHCP is enabled.

My wireless signal is at 100% and connected fine using my password. When I connect the internet cable to the modem I pick up the connection fine (100%). But still cannot access the internet

So at the moment I have no idea whats going on.

I have called my broadband support regarding this and they said that if a pc has been inactive for a certain period of time it holds onto the last know internet configuration meaning that it cannot reset/refresh the internet settings (Sounded like bullshit to me) and said to google it to find a solution.

Has anyone else come across this problems before? If so please suggest a way to resolve this.

I have run out of ideas now and this has been ongoing for the last week.

If anyone knows a program that may resolve this or a way to copy my network settings from the working pc to the broken one please suggest.  

Also its a windows XP Pro machine.
0
Comment
Question by:deal2aces
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:stany0
ID: 24312238
Are you sure the address is 196.x.x.x, i think is 169.x.x.x.

Open command line, and type 'ipconfig /all'
after that 'ipconfig /renew'
and again 'ipconfig /all'
is something changes?
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
deal2aces earned 0 total points
ID: 24312259
Hi stany0:,

Thanks for the reply.

Yes you are correct the ip address is 169.x.x.x. .

0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:stany0
ID: 24312271
is this fix your problem?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:deal2aces
ID: 24312334
Hi stany0:

No the ipconfig /renew + release did not work. I have already tried this a number of times but with no luck
Have also tried reboot the network modem and wireless routers at home with no luck.

0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:stany0
ID: 24318732
ok assign manual ip address on your network card with same network like your dhcp and try to make a ping. If it isnt success check the cable.
keep tuned
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many of us in IT utilize a combination of roaming profiles and folder redirection to ensure user information carries over from one workstation to another; in my environment, it was to enable virtualization without needing a separate desktop for each…
Using in-flight Wi-Fi when you travel? Business travelers beware! In-flight Wi-Fi networks could rip the door right off your digital privacy portal. That’s no joke either, as it might also provide a convenient entrance for bad threat actors.
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now