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Cannot Connect To The Internet. Lost Ip Address

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#1 dunny


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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:28 AM

So I tried to get on the internet earlier today and i was not successful. I went to the command prompt did a ipconfig and i dont have an ip address. I get this error: Windows IP Configuration
An Internal Error occurred: Te request is not supported
Unable to quert host name.

I'm running Windows XP Version 5.1

Some insight on how to fix this would great.

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#2 OldGrumpyBastard


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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:42 AM

Maybe this will help:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:32 PM

go back to the command prompt and type in IPCONFIG/RENEW and see what happens. you could also try rebboting your router. By rebooting your router your isp should assign a new ip address automatically.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:50 AM

If the above doesn't help somehow (!) download Network Magic, they have a free light version. It's pretty good at diagnosing networking problems. Some of the network gear companies won't provide support until you run this first.


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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:30 PM

Try these fixes one at a time:

Log on as an administrator, go Start > Run and type: "cmd". In the window that appears type: "netsh winsock reset". When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." Close the command box and reboot your computer.

Go Start > Run > type: "cmd" In the window that appears type: "ipconfig /flushdns". Close the command box.

Go Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Right click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item. Select the radio button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically". Reboot. Warning: Some Internet Service Providers need specific DNS settings. You need to make sure that you know if such DNS settings are required before you make this change.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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