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      Jan 15th, 04, 4:20 AM
how come i cant release my ip address?
i go to command prompt and type in ipconfig/release but when i press enter it still shows the same ip. the ip it shows is 169.254.225.141 and the subnet mask is 255.255.0.0 with a blank for default gateway and connection specific dns suffix

is there ne other way to release my ip and renew it?

im running xp sp1 btw
 
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      Jan 15th, 04, 12:30 PM
That's your private IP, and when you get that IP, it's an auto generated one, meaning that your NIC is set to get an IP from a DHCP server, and when it can't, Windows generates that IP.
 

 
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      Jan 16th, 04, 1:38 AM
then how come it cant get an ip when its connected to a router?
the router has internet and works fine so its not a router problem.
 
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      Jan 16th, 04, 3:29 AM
Make sure the router is setup as a DHCP server.
 

 
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      Jan 16th, 04, 4:10 AM
yes my laptop was connected to my home network fine with internet and everything but just yesterday the connection was completely lost after i installed the blaster worm remover tool and deleted some detected viruses off my laptop using mcafee.
 
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      Jan 16th, 04, 10:49 PM
i tried to ping the loopback address and the ip of the computer and it worked but i couldn't ping the default gateway or anything else. could this be because my network adapter is broken?

i tried to ping my disconnected computer from another computer and it says request timed out. what does that mean?
 

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      Jan 17th, 04, 12:14 AM
Try removing (uninstall) and reinstalling your NIC. That may or may not help. Or buy / make a new patch cable.
 

 
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      Jan 17th, 04, 1:23 AM
i tried changing cables but nothing and i can't remove the nic card because its built in

im currently reformatting my laptop to see if that helps. it usually will solve anything. ill tell u guys if it works.
 
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