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169.254 IP Address on Ethernet, DHCP not working, DNS being weird.


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#1 shuyo

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 03:14 PM

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Y500, my network card is a Qualcomm Atheros AR8161. I just uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers to help fix this and that didn't work either.

 

My wireless connection works perfectly fine with ipv4 and v6. However, when I tried to connect using an ethernet cable so I wouldn't have to deal with wireless latency, it refused to work. 

 

I've run through all the ipconfig /release, renew, etc. things to no avail (renew keeps timing out and saying that the network endpoint has no assigned IP or something like that).

 

Here's my ipconfig /all results:

 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
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C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /all
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Nate-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.
 
Ethernet adapter Ethernet:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 28-D2-44-0A-BC-A8
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Ethernet adapter Evolve Gaming Connection:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Evolve Virtual Ethernet Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-3A-FF-BB-61
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 3:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 62-6C-66-52-9F-D1
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-52-9F-D2
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-25-36-29-7A
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.12.252(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-52-9F-D5
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-52-9F-D1
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2601:5:9080:450:44ec:175a:8354:5991(Preferred)
   Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2601:5:9080:450:7108:ee40:c1ff:fc0a(Preferred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::44ec:175a:8354:5991%3(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.5(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:06:43 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 28, 2014 4:06:46 PM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ea89:2cff:fe71:ed41%3
                                       10.0.0.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 56650854
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-2B-1E-F2-28-D2-44-0A-BC-A8
 
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:558:feed::1
                                       2001:558:feed::2
                                       75.75.75.75
                                       75.75.76.76
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 
Some help would be great.


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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:12 PM

Has this worked previously?

 

Start with the simple things like using a known tested as good cable.

Do the lights on the router lan port and laptop nic go on when cabled?

Either of them flashing as in indicating traffic?


Edited by Wand3r3r, 21 October 2014 - 05:12 PM.


#3 ElfBane

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:13 PM

Welcome aboard.

Try different ports on the router.

Try a different rj-45.

Bypass the router by plugging directly into the modem.

 

Let us know what happens.



#4 shuyo

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:27 PM

I'm not using ports on the router or modem, I'm plugging into an ethernet port in the wall.

 

The cable has been tested and works.



#5 Wand3r3r

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:58 PM

Has this worked previously?

 

Who is in charge of the wall outlets?  Perhaps this one was disconnected at the source [where the cable goes from the wall to where the patch panel/router are]



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:04 PM

I don't think it was disconnected, another one of my housemates says that the ethernet port in their room works fine. I live in an apartment complex. 



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:09 PM

Try connecting temporarily from your housemate's room to check if it works on your laptop.


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#8 shuyo

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 09:36 PM

I tried another port out in the living room and it's giving me the same problems and no connection.

 

However, plugging my computer directly into the router works perfectly while still giving me the same 169.254.x IP address (which shouldn't work).


Edited by shuyo, 21 October 2014 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:16 AM

Not sure why your using a class b 255.255.0.0, but anyways the info you posted doesn't specifiy a default gateway ip to the router.

 

 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-25-36-29-7A
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.12.252(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:05 AM

" plugging my computer directly into the router works perfectly while still giving me the same 169.254.x IP address"

 

This is a contradictory statement.  We would need to see a ipconfig /all when connected to the router.

 

You will want to read this so you understand what the 169.254.x.x ip address is about.

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/APIPA.html

 

Have your friend plug into the wall socket with your cord to see if its really a live outlet.

 

and when you get around to it, it would be nice if you answered the question: Has this worked previously?



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:30 PM

Last night after doing more tests I determined that the issue is with the 5-port gigabit switch in the garage. I'll be contacting Xfinity to get a new switch.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:15 PM

Usually switches like that are home owner supplied and not part of what Comcast provides



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:39 PM

It's a condo complex, I'll see what the landlords can do.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 03:31 PM

These switches are pretty cheap cost wise.  Best of luck.

 

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=switch+gigabit+5+port&tag=googhydr-20&index=electronics&hvadid=12961956115&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10280555555614542706&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_7hh2vfjvxz_b






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