Windows IP Conflict

Emily Lee

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Not sure where to put this, but I'm having an IP Conflict when trying to connect to the internet and am not able to mess with the router because it is not available to do so. I've tried going to command prompt to release and renew my IP but it tells me that Media is Disconnected. I've tried everything I can think of. Is there anything else I can do?
 
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DelJo63

If it is not your router, then config your TCP to use DHCP for both IP and DNS addresses - - DO NOT provide them manually.
 
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DelJo63

Well, on Win/7, dbl-click on the connection in the system tray to
  • get the Network & Sharing center
  • click on Local Network Connection
  • lower-left Properties Button
  • scroll to find Internet Protocol IPv4 and select it
  • click Properties button
  • Obtain IP address automatically
  • Obtain DNS automatically
  • click OK and start closing windows.

Disconnect your ethernet cable to the PC, wait 30 seconds and re-insert it.

You should be able to get a command prompt window and use
ping google.com
 

Emily Lee

Posts: 25   +0
My problem is with a wireless network, sorry should've clarified that, not a LAN. And I am using windows 7 but do not see a Local Area Network button anywhere under Network and Sharing Center. Sorry, not really good at this kind of thing, but its been doing this for two days now.
 
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DelJo63

Yea, with IP conflict, there's no connection so you cant have Lan either - - sorry for the misinformation. I don't have a wifi router and can't test the changes necessary.
 

St1ckM4n

Posts: 2,887   +628
Just change step two, jobeard left it out:

get the Network & Sharing center
click on Change adapter settings (on the left)
Right-click on Wireless Network Connection
Click Properties
scroll to find Internet Protocol IPv4 and select it
click Properties button
Obtain IP address automatically
Obtain DNS automatically
click OK and start closing windows.