Why is my ip address a question mark?

Nvidia / 132-ck-nf78
December 16, 2010 at 11:47:00
Specs: Windows XP, 2.833 GHz / 2814 MB
When I bring up the ipconfig screen in command, my ip address is ? in two places.
Also, there are other question marks just by themselves.
The comcast guys say they've never heard of that before.
This is what I get on the screen:

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Ryan>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : pimppc
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled . . . . . . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . . . . . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 1:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-4B-18-D5-57
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71.236.204.11
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.236.204.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.69.13
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.69.150
68.87.85.102
?
?
?
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:39:45 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, December 20, 2010 10:39:45 AM

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Ryan>
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Other things on the screen look strange to me also but I figured someone with more knowledge could comment on that. Thank you in advance. Ryan


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#1
December 16, 2010 at 12:02:24
Unusual to have two places for an IP address. I can only guess that the second IP address is reserved for an IPv6 address and you don't have IPv6 installed. If everything is working properly I wouldn't worry about it.

From the description I can see that you have your Modem plugged directly into you computer. I would give some consideration to getting a router. This will have a built in firewall and along with NAT will give you some protection from hackers. As it is your computer will be visible to all on sundry on the Internet.

Stuart


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#2
December 16, 2010 at 12:44:56
I'm thinking you're right about the ipv6.

I actually have a router, I just unplugged it to eliminate it from the equation temporarily.
I do appreciate the consideration though.


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#3
December 16, 2010 at 13:04:58
If I uncheck tcp/ip version 6 the top ip address and ? disappear but the one under
"tunnel adapter" still remains.

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#4
December 16, 2010 at 13:17:32
I wouldn't worry about the tunnel adapter. That is often put there by some device that requires network connectivity, often a Bluetooth device, that is not presently connected.

Stuart


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#5
December 16, 2010 at 14:07:21
xtrttitude4u sounds like your post over at tech support forum can be marked solved.

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
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#6
December 16, 2010 at 14:29:55
Yes I uninstalled the Ipv6 driver and the question marks disappeared.
Solved.

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