Strange IP cannot connect DHCP

K8 Triton motherboard
August 11, 2007 at 21:06:26
Specs: WIN XP, P4/1G RAM
Dear experts,

Would like to seek your help to solve my desktop connectivity to the internet. I am real dumb in networking stuff. I couldn't find any similar problems I have in the archives.

My Desktop was working fine for 2 years. The last program I downloaded and installed was skype. The desktop is connected to the internet with a cable modem. I am not using any router. I have also verified that the cable modem and the cable is working good because I can connect to the internet when I plugged in my laptop.

I am able to do a ipconfig /release. The ipconfig /renew gives the following error:
C:\>ipconfig /renew

Windows IP Configuration

An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 3 : unable to
contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.


The ipconfig/all shows very strange IP address:

C:\>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : yappy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-85-51-65-9A
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::214:85ff:fe51:659a%6
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%5
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Thanks in advance for any help :)
Kim


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#1
August 12, 2007 at 07:12:42
I haven't tried it but this may help, download and run this fix http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsoc...

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#2
August 12, 2007 at 23:33:48
Dear BurrWalnut,

Thanks for the help. I have done the winsockXP fix as per your recommendation. It looks like now I have some sensible IP address but still cannot connect to the DHCP:

The ipconfig /renew gives the same message:
An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 3 : unable to c
ontact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

C:\>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : yappy
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-85-51-65-9A
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.122.41
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
?
?

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Any advice for me?
Thanks
Kim


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#3
August 13, 2007 at 07:32:14
Have you tried to uninstall and reinstall the network adapter's driver? See whether it helps..

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#4
August 13, 2007 at 21:29:23
Dear picohat

Yes I did but it doesn't help. In fact I reformatted my desktop when the problem happens. Still not able to connect to the internet.

Thanks
Kim


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#5
August 16, 2007 at 06:23:21
Can it be faulty network adapter? Maybe you can try to use other network adapter on this PC, see whether it works.

Also you should see blinking green light on network adapter if it's working well. As I remember..


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