Question Ethernet Unidentifed Network / no access

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I have this new job working remotely at home, however, my computer needs to be connected to the router via ethernet cable. My computer didn't have an ethernet port, so i bought an Insignia USB to Ethernet adapter and plugged one end to the adapter and the other end to the box. There are green lights on each end but when i go and choose the ethernet connection it tells me that unidentified network / no internet access. I ran IPCONFIG to see and this is what it tells me:

When i run troubleshoot it tells me to plug the cable into the "ethernet" in which I did and i purchased 2 new cables and it is telling me the same thing. Please help me figure this out!


Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:0:7b73:2a90:aa6e
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:cd6f:7b28:c3f3:21b0
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:e401:c9fa:49f7:a578
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd6f:7b28:c3f3:21b0%16
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.216
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ae3b:77ff:fec8:b8a8%16
192.168.1.1

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.54.227
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\WINDOWS\system32>
 

kanewolf

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What your ipconfig looks like to me is that the WIFI is taking priority over the ethernet. But that could be a misinterpretation.

Since this is a laptop, have you carried it to the router and plugged directly into the router with a short ethernet cable?
 
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C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-2G7HDDH
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B4-69-21-38-7D-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B6-69-21-38-7D-F9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B4-69-21-38-7D-F9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:0:7b73:2a90:aa6e(Preferred)
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:32:50 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00:01 PM
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:cd6f:7b28:c3f3:21b0(Preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:4133:b0ba:634f:cef6(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd6f:7b28:c3f3:21b0%16(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.216(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:29:51 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:32:48 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ae3b:77ff:fec8:b8a8%16
192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 196372769
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-23-E0-53-65-B4-69-21-38-7D-F9
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List :
home

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek USB GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-1B-93-9A-CA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.54.227(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 

kanewolf

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C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-2G7HDDH
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B4-69-21-38-7D-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B6-69-21-38-7D-F9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B4-69-21-38-7D-F9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:0:7b73:2a90:aa6e(Preferred)
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:32:50 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00:01 PM
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:cd6f:7b28:c3f3:21b0(Preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2603:6000:b400:1db5:4133:b0ba:634f:cef6(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd6f:7b28:c3f3:21b0%16(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.216(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:29:51 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:32:48 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ae3b:77ff:fec8:b8a8%16
192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 196372769
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-23-E0-53-65-B4-69-21-38-7D-F9
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List :
home

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek USB GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-1B-93-9A-CA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.54.227(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
That ipconfig for the USB adapter shows that DHCP is NOT enabled. You need to enable DHCP.
 
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That ipconfig for the USB adapter shows that DHCP is NOT enabled. You need to enable DHCP.
I have already went into the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) properties and clicked "obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS Server address automatically. Now when I run troubleshoot it says "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP Configuration
 
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Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek USB GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-1B-93-9A-CA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.54.227(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
 

kanewolf

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Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek USB GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-1B-93-9A-CA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.54.227(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
I don't know why your adapter is not getting an IP. Everything sounds correct.
Could your router have a "whitelist" of approved devices?
 

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