Windows 8 will not resolve IP address until reboot of machine???

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-09-17
I just put Windows 8 on a new laptop.  Every works well, less one issue.
When I connect to a new network, whether Wired or Wireless, the laptop will not resolve and IP address.  I receive a 169 address.  I can release and renew but still get a 169 address.  I can even set a static address and no connection.  I can ping 127 loopback.

A reboot of the machine causes everything to work properly.  The IP resolves and works well from that point on.

Is this a Windows 8 issue???
Running Windows 8 Pro, Version 6.2 (build 9200) with all current updates
Question by:bmsjeff
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    Just add the registry entry IPAutoconfigurationEnabled with a value of 0:

    You also can try to disable the IPv6. I assume that you have the latest NIC drivers installed. If none of this are working run
    - Reset TCP/IP Network Stack
    netsh int ip reset
    - Reset Winsock
    netsh winsock reset catalog

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