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"Invalid IP configuration" on a single machine


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#1 britechguy

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:42 AM

I've run across a circumstance where a new router has been installed and all machines except one that previously connected to the old router are working perfectly with the new one.

 

A single machine is giving an invalid IP configuration message whether connected to the new router via ethernet cable or wirelessly.

 

Any theories as to root cause and solution?


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:32 PM

static ip setup on the one machine and conflicting with a DHCP assigned address?



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:38 PM

And how would I check whether the machine insists on having a specific IP?  I know how you can assign a specific IP based on MAC address on the router side, but I have never tried to have a device set up such that it "demands" a specific IP address from its side.

 

This is one of those "little problems" I just haven't had to deal with before.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:30 AM

Hi, britechguy!

 

Maybe this thread is worth a read, because there, another member is having the same issue as you, and the OP is getting excellent advice by Sneakycyber, one of the certified networking experts here at BC:

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/654002/network-issues-no-ip-connection/

 

Good luck! :)

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:46 PM

Hi Brian

 

An ipconfig /all would help :)

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:11 PM

OK, just looked at the ipconfig /all output for my own machine.   Would the hint be in something other than (Preferred) being listed after the various IP addresses for the machine?  If so, what would be there rather than (Preferred) if there is an attempt on the machine's part to only allow itself to be assigned a specific IP address?


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:19 PM

I would look for anything deviating from the other computers.

Eg:
169.254 address which suggests dhcp packets doesn't flow
Different / lacking gateway
Static IP address assigned

Also, if it is a problem on both cable and wifi it suggests that there is a problem in the OS and not in the hardware

Test if it works by booting a live linux USB stick. That way you know if its hardware or software

Hth

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:24 PM

Thanks much.   I have not yet (and may not, actually) been in front of this machine and having a small set of diagnostic steps to narrow down what might be going on is very helpful.

 

I can set up wireless networks in most home and small business settings practically in my sleep.  Inheriting one that's suddenly "gone south" is an entirely different thing.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:09 AM

Btw.. had an interesting case this morning where the customer had the same error as you had.

It was solved by plugging it into another port on the switch and everything started working.
I suspect some issue with arp table in the switch, but there is no way to really know for sure :)

 

Wouldnt hurt to try since its an easy fix.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:24 AM

Hi again, britechguy!

 

With all due respect, have you tried the steps being provided by toofarnorth and are you having any progress?

 

Or, have you followed Sneakycyber's and my advice to reset the TCP/IP stack, and thus resolved the issue?

 

And if not, please disregard this post.

 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:11 AM

midimusicman79,

 

           When I originally asked the question it was about a machine that I presumed I would be servicing in the near future, but advised the owner to do some web searches on the error message to see if he could follow steps to resolve the issue himself, which he did.

 

            Subsequent questions are my attempt to understand the nature of what's going on, not to resolve an active issue.


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

Hi again, britechguy!
 
Thank you for the clarification, and I apologize for not understanding the scope of your questions pertaining to understanding the circumstance rather than actually resolving the issue.
 
I am sure you already know, but there are several command-line tools to reset the network and Internet etc., namely Ipconfig, Nbtstat and Netsh (Network Shell). Command-line tools can be faster and more powerful than their graphical alternatives.
 
For the latter (with graphical user interface), there is NetAdapter Repair All In One.
 
Also, there is a comprehensive article on this by Microsoft: Fix network connection issues in Windows 10.
 
Regards,
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Edited by midimusicman79, 20 August 2017 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:58 AM

It would actually be nice to collect information from all the cases where this happens to see if there is something in common for them.

Eg, certain windows updates, a specific network card vendor, driver version for those etc

With all the issues lately esp with Windows 10, there must be a reason for this behaviour

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:04 AM

What I would do is just stick the machine onto a static IP that is outside of the DHCP range- aslong as you keep a note of which address it has taken, and as long as the subnet isnt changed in the future- you shouldnt come across any issues..

 

incase you dont know how:

Open network & sharing centre, find the adapter you are using, right click and choose properties, choose IPV4 and manually enter all the needed information (doing this from memory, sorry if things aren't named exactly how they show)






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