Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration

elliott_

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I am aware that there are thousands of these questions and I apologise for creating another one. However I have been browsing and attempting everything that people recommend for the past 3 hours now, but to no avail.

I've restarted my PC several times, inducing turning it off from the wall
Restarted the outer

The output of `ipconfig /all`

Code:
Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Elliott-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-8A-5B-2F-99-F1
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7498:fa9d:7e2f:a377%6(Preferred)
   Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.163.119(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 289704539
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1E-7B-80-3E-44-8A-5B-2F-99-F1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                       fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                       fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{54FFAEDD-6A2D-478A-82D0-2655617054D2}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
The output of `ipconfig /release`

Code:
Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7498:fa9d:7e2f:a377%6
   Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.163.119
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{54FFAEDD-6A2D-478A-82D0-2655617054D2}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
The output of `ipconfig /renew`
Code:
Windows IP Configuration

An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.
which i find weird because it states that my DHCP server is running in both ipconfig/all and in my service manager.

I do remember reading somewhere that having you autoconfig ipv4 address to be in the range of 169. was bad or something? any help here,I would seriously appreciate it!

Many Thanks
Elliott
 

Ralston18

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IPv4 address "169" is one of the default addresses Windows assigns itself if it cannot otherwise obtain an IP address.

Have you tried another known working ethernet cable? Check all physical connections.

If that does not work, then uninstall and reinstall the drivers for your ethernet adapter.

Make sure that IPv4 is selected.

 

elliott_

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Hello, thank you for the response, I have tried vairous other ethernet cables, but they too do not work.

How would i reinstall the ethernet drivers? I don't know where they are or how to update/reinstall them. I don't feel like it is a driver problem because at one minute i was connect to the internet just find, then the next this happened - and it has been continuing to happen
 

elliott_

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So after reading up on it, having the default ipv4 being assigned in the 169. range means that my DHCP could not get me an IP, how do i fix this?
 

elliott_

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Is this really a windows issue? I am seriosuly considering doing a factory reset at this point. Would that fix it or is the issue in the network and not the p c
 

Ralston18

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Maybe not so much a windows issue as a connection issue. If it all was working and stopped then there was either some change or something "broke".

Have you tried the Network Troubleshooter? See if that finds and fixes anything.

If not go into Open Network and Sharing Center, Change adapter settings, select your network, and right click.

Click status and details: what information do they provide?
 

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