"local Area Connection 2 doesn't have a valid IP Configura
Hello, as I have searched I have not yet found a clear and concise answer to this problem, and I was wondering if someone could please help me with this situation;
on my network I have a pc connected through ethernet that keeps giving me this error message while trying to connect to the internet -
"local Area Connection 2 doesn't have a valid IP Configuration"
This is the list of things I have already tried;
-Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults
-Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults
-Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults
all other pcs on networked wired or wireless work fine
this is a new pc to the network however the internet did work fine the first few days
when I scan for devices in my modem, for this pc, it says the status is off
Any assistance is greatly appreciated, I am on day three or four of this ... I don't remember any more :/
Open a command window.
Type: ipconfig /all
Copy and post the results here.
Re: "local Area Connection 2 doesn't have a valid IP Configura
I also just finished a system restore and I am still having the same issue
Hope this helps!
The network adapter is not seeing the DHCP server at all.
Make sure the network cable is good (and firmly seated at both ends).
Is the port at the other end of the cable (at your switch or router) showing that it is connected to something? (Usually a green light corresponding to the port number).
If both of those check OK, the next step would be to uninstall the NIC in Device Manager, then reboot and let Windows reinstall the drivers. If still no joy, then it's probably time to test with another NIC.
|reply to Falesha |
As HarryH3 posted your computer successfully detected it has an active Ethernet link but did not receive a response from the DHCP server so it self assigned an IP address which is where the 169.254.x.x address came from.
If you plug a different PC into this Ethernet jack does it work correctly? If you plug this PC into a jack that works with other PCs does it work? That should identify if the problem is the PC or your LAN.
Is there an Ethernet Switch between this PC and router? If so the link between switch and PC is probably OK, because PC sees it is has an Ethernet link but the connection between switch and router may not be working.
Since the PC has a Gig NIC make sure all four pairs are correctly terminated. Some NICs get confused if connected to a LAN that only uses 2-pair.