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Vista Loses Network Settings

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#1 JoshPainter


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:55 PM

I don't normally have to post questions becasue I can usually search and read enough on these formus to fix my own issues but this one is tough.


System Details: Vista Home Premium 32-bit, desktop, Linksys Wireless-G PCI card.  I use MS Essentials for AV.


Symptoms: At first I noticed slow network connection.  Then it seemed that the connection was flaky.  It would not properly negotiate DHCP.  I would notice that my IP would revert to the default 169.254.x.x  So I set the connection up as a static IP.  Then it would intermittently lose the gateway setting.  I can now no longer get the PC on the web becasue I can't get a valid IP to take effect.  The settings in the properties don't seem to affect what I see in the "status details" of the connection.  IT is stuck on


What I have done:  So far, I have done a REboot in safe mode and Malware Bytes scan, ComboFix, CCLeaner, and MS Security Essentials scan.  I have executed the Norton removal tool,  reset the TCP stack using the NetShell utility.  I have tried adding another NIC(USB Wifi) which showed the same symptoms. 


I have NOT tried uninstalling the NIC driver and letting windows re-install it.


This doens't "feel" like a virus/malware issue but I could be wrong.


I would greatly appreciate any advice you could give.  Also, if I could provide any extra details that would help please let me know.


Thanks in Advance!



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#2 JohnnyJammer


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:43 PM

Well i am starting to thk its the modem/router. if you keep getting a locallink address (169***) and setting it manually, the only thing left is the source side (DHCP from modem). i dont suppose you have another modem/router to try hey?

#3 JoshPainter

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:22 AM

Hey Johnny, sorry.....   I forgot to mention that I have a couple of PC's and other devices that don't seem to have any issues getting an IP.  I have a wireless router and a wireless AP that seem to work wel otherwise. 


Thank you for the suggestion.

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