Cannot renew IP address

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by steplauna, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. steplauna

    steplauna MDL Novice

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    Well, I've read through quite a few posts and tried most of the suggestions and nothing seems to work. I'm having winXP operating system and a Netgear wireless N 300 router with DSL modem. since last two ,I lost internet connection with my desktop. After checking all connections and the router, I tried connecting wirelessly with my laptop...worked fine. I disconnected the ethernet cable from the desktop and the laptop connected via the cable with no problems. So I figured it was the port. After installing a new ethernet port, it worked...for 12 hours. Then the same problem cropped up again.

    I've tried repairing the internet connection and get the "cannot renew IP address".

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Trevor992

    Trevor992 MDL Novice

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    #2 Trevor992, Mar 20, 2010
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
    Ipconfig

    Have U tried bringing up the command prompt and typing in ipconfig /release then U can try ipconfig /renew. For the options for ipconfig just type in
    ipconfig ? ipconfig alone will show U the current IP addresses
     
  3. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    flush the dns cache as well
     
  4. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    yea the commands in order should be as followed:

    ipconfig/release
    ipconfig/flushdns
    ipconfig/renew
     
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