Renewing IP Address

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by uisophic88, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. uisophic88

    uisophic88 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    So I feel this problem has been on here a couple times but I can't find any thread thats specific to my situation or helps me out so I figured I would re-post. I am having trouble renewing the IP address for a computer at work. It has limited to no internet connection and says I need to renew the IP address, however it is unable to do so when I attempt. It is a lone computer hooked up through a modem (6100F) set up by Verizon. I have tried to ping the modem and the IP address in the command window but it can't reach either. When I try to open the IP address through the web browser, an error message appears (similar to the message you get when you try to go to a site with no interwebs). Also, in the command window for ipconfig it says the IP address is 0.0.0.0

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!!!
     
  2. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Have you tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the modem or Ethernet driver. As well as uninstalling the device and reinstalling the device.
     
  3. uisophic88

    uisophic88 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    nice to see a fellow red sox fan on here, especially one from north carolina.

    i have not tried resetting Ethernet driver but I have tried resetting the modem, to no avail. Every time, it gets to the point where it has to detect a connection from the modem and it can't do it.
     
  4. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew

    turn off the modem and leave it for 30 mins then reconnect it, with some providers you may have to contact them and force them to reset the modem
     
  5. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I guess I assumed he had already tried an ipconfig renew release since he had tried pinging. heh who knows.


    And yes, I'm a Red Sox fan. I'm originally from NY, I lived in MA and RI for parts of my life. Now I'm in NC. I'm going to see them play in July I think.
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Is this for Cable or DSL? Was the modem connected to another PC at some point?
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    First off, Red Sox stink!!!! :D /end

    If you are getting a 0.0.0.0 address, you won't be able to ping much of anything :) I don't know if you have Vista or XP, but this might be a good place to start.

    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

    I would think if the machine had valid connectivity to the modem, you would get a 169.x.x.x address but not sure. Have you tried swapping the ethernet cable between the PC and the modem?
     
  8. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    RED SOX DON'T STINK! YOU DO! /thread


    Have you tried spinning 3 times, clapping twice, stomping and saying "abracadabra"?

    It's worth a shot.
     
  9. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    When I tried that, soon after I said that magical word, money fell from the sky. Then I woke up :-(