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Invalid Ip / Router Setup? Prob....


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#1 missa

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 01:24 PM

OK... My bf has several computers, all loaded with porn and viruses (I suppose they go hand in hand). Our isp shut us down because of too many viruses, so we disconnected the comp he was using and only left my laptop on until I could repair his comp. (although my comp knowledge is limited)... He decided he wanted to use one of his others instead of the current one he was using, I erased everything, and reinstalled the os.... so he could start over.


I have had a network in our house, we have cable internet, VoIP phone, and wireless for my laptop. (which amounts to 3 routers).... My laptop is working fine as always, his computer is not recognizing the router, it says invalid IP (which the IP is only a series of 0's). When I try to "repair", it says it failed.

I did manage to get it to work for a few minutes(by messing with the settings), long enough for him to download the newest Norton antivirus (to protect him, while he searches porn), but once he restarted it was back to the same invalid IP... but this time I can't get it to fix...

anyone with any ideas???

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 12:33 PM

ya, you could try using a static ip address. here is a link to another post that describes how to do that.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/56954/wireless-router-acting-weird/

another thing to try is a winsock fix. it wont hurt your computer if ti dosent help. here is the link for that small app.
post back to let us know how u did!
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
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#3 gatetech72

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:12 AM

If you are getting all zeros on an ip address it means that the modem is not giving your computer an ip. Here are is something you can try.

1). uninstall and reinstall network drivers (if you are using usb then remove the root hubs). before turning off your computer disconnect the cable modem power cord and the router power cord and shut down the computer. Once the computer is shut down plugin the power cord to the modem and then the router. wait for the lights to come on then turn on the computer. Then check your ipaddress. If you still get 0's for an ip. then try typing at the command prompt. ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew. Then check your ip address. If you are still having problems connect the computer directly to the modem and check the ip address. If still you are gettting 0's then te modem needs to be replaced.




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