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

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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.
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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?
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Hi stany0:,

Thanks for the reply.

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

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is this fix your problem?
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by:deal2aces
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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.

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by:stany0
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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
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