I have a Win 7 PC with a LAN adapter that needs a static IP address: 192.168.0.210. Previously this PC was set up with the static IP address. After a windows update, the adapter will not function properly with the static address assigned.
I can put in the static address into the adapter properties. However, when I do an ipconfig from the command prompt, it shows the adapter as a 169.x.x.x address.
The adapter will pick up a valid address from DHCP and function properly. Unfortunately, I need this PC to have a static address.
I removed the Windows update. I used system restore to put PC back to a known good working date.
I uninstalled the LAN adapter from the device manager. I did not delete the driver. Scanned and reinstalled the adapter.
I am thinking about replacing the adapter. Any other suggestions for this strange problem?