Question My ethernet is not working and I have no idea why.

Nov 1, 2019
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Recently my ethernet has stopped working for some wild reason and I can't seem to fix it. I tried a bunch of stuff like, clearing my dns, renewing my ip and I even bought new cables because i thought those might be broken. I think the problem might be because my computer doesn't have a default gateway set but I have no idea how to fix that. Anyway here is my ipconfig, please reply if you know how to fix this or what the problem might be.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AcerPc
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : broadband

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A8-6D-AA-35-4B-FD
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. . . . . . . . . : AA-6D-AA-35-4B-FC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : broadband
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-C6-91-F5-09-80
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:bd64:261d:72ab:ddc7(Preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:1cde:3315:3542:b4f(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bd64:261d:72ab:ddc7%15(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.221.199(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 110413457
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-25-4E-02-3A-94-C6-91-F5-09-80
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:aaf5:acff:fea8:1ef
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List :
broadband

Wireless LAN adapter WiFi 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : broadband
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A8-6D-AA-35-4B-FC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:5522:5589:d19:67c7(Preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:2dd5:ef34:674c:b582(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5522:5589:d19:67c7%8(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 25 September 2020 07:23:44
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 26 September 2020 16:36:39
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 497577386
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-25-4E-02-3A-94-C6-91-F5-09-80
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:aaf5:acff:fea8:1ef
192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List :
broadband
 

Ralston18

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As I understand it, you are currently using a wireless connection - correct?

Go into your Ethernet adapter's configuration settings.

Change the Default Gateway to 192.168.1.1 DNS Server to 192.168.1.1 Use DHCP - no static IP.

(Note the same IP addresses in the wireless network adapter's configuration settings shown in your "ipconfig".

Then select the Ethernet adapter and unselect the wireless adapter.

You should only have one network adapter enabled. Either wired or wireless. Not both.

Do keep some notes regarding what you change and where you changed it.
 
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As I understand it, you are currently using a wireless connection - correct?

Go into your Ethernet adapter's configuration settings.

Change the Default Gateway to 192.168.1.1 DNS Server to 192.168.1.1 Use DHCP - no static IP.

(Note the same IP addresses in the wireless network adapter's configuration settings shown in your "ipconfig".

Then select the Ethernet adapter and unselect the wireless adapter.

You should only have one network adapter enabled. Either wired or wireless. Not both.

Do keep some notes regarding what you change and where you changed it.
Yes, right now im using a wireless connection because my phone is way too slow. But i dont know where to unselect the wireless adapter
 

Ralston18

Titan
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Here are a couple of links to help:

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-your-pcs-dns-settings-windows-10

https://www.dummies.com/programming/networking/configuring-network-connections-windows-10/

(Please do not take offense with respect to the second link. No insult intended - the title is just what it is.)

Read the links first, walk through the screens and configuration settings.

Look for other links as necessary to address additional questions or concerns.

Plan out your changes for the Ethernet Adapter. Make no changes to the wireless adapter. However, if you can be careful explore those settings as well just to get a sense of things.

Then configure the wired network adapter as necessary.
 
Nov 1, 2019
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Here are a couple of links to help:

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-your-pcs-dns-settings-windows-10

https://www.dummies.com/programming/networking/configuring-network-connections-windows-10/

(Please do not take offense with respect to the second link. No insult intended - the title is just what it is.)

Read the links first, walk through the screens and configuration settings.

Look for other links as necessary to address additional questions or concerns.

Plan out your changes for the Ethernet Adapter. Make no changes to the wireless adapter. However, if you can be careful explore those settings as well just to get a sense of things.

Then configure the wired network adapter as necessary.
I tried both of those but it isnt working, the default gateway still isn't changing either. Now whenever i check the troubleshooter it tells me "Ethernet does not have valid ip configuration"
 
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Configure for Ethernet.

Run "ipconfig /all" again and post accordingly.
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AcerPc
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : broadband

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A8-6D-AA-35-4B-FD
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. . . . . . . . . : AA-6D-AA-35-4B-FC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : broadband
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-C6-91-F5-09-80
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:3c0f:495:93ba:3607(Preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:6c07:bfb5:9563:ae18(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c0f:495:93ba:3607%15(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.54.7(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 261408401
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-25-4E-02-3A-94-C6-91-F5-09-80
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:aaf5:acff:fea8:1ef
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List :
broadband

Wireless LAN adapter WiFi1:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : broadband
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A8-6D-AA-35-4B-FC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:5522:5589:d19:67c7(Preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:e5b3:6093:f1cd:5377(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5522:5589:d19:67c7%8(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 25 September 2020 19:22:28
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 13 October 2088 22:35:57
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 497577386
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-25-4E-02-3A-94-C6-91-F5-09-80
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fd52:a81c:df85:1:aaf5:acff:fea8:1ef
192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Connection-specific DNS Suffix Search List :
broadband
 

Ralston18

Titan
Moderator
Windows is defaulting to that 169. IP address because the Ethernet adapter is not finding a DHCP server.

FYI:

https://www.lifewire.com/automatic-private-internet-protocol-addressing-816437

If the computer's wireless adapter is working but the wired adapter is not then the wired adapter may have failed in some manner.

You have tried new cables, reconfiguring the ethernet network adapter, reinstalling the ethernet adapter's drivers.

Maybe go back and try everything once more just to double check there was not some error of omission or commission during the preceding rounds of troubleshooting.

Do you have access to another wired ethernet adapter to try? Maybe even a USB/Ethernet adapter.

What make and model router do you have? The router's logs (if available and enabled) may provide some clue as to what has been happening. Who has full admin rights to the route? You will need help from that person.

Not sure what else to suggest.
 
Nov 1, 2019
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Windows is defaulting to that 169. IP address because the Ethernet adapter is not finding a DHCP server.

FYI:

https://www.lifewire.com/automatic-private-internet-protocol-addressing-816437

If the computer's wireless adapter is working but the wired adapter is not then the wired adapter may have failed in some manner.

You have tried new cables, reconfiguring the ethernet network adapter, reinstalling the ethernet adapter's drivers.

Maybe go back and try everything once more just to double check there was not some error of omission or commission during the preceding rounds of troubleshooting.

Do you have access to another wired ethernet adapter to try? Maybe even a USB/Ethernet adapter.

What make and model router do you have? The router's logs (if available and enabled) may provide some clue as to what has been happening. Who has full admin rights to the route? You will need help from that person.

Not sure what else to suggest.
Ok so thank you for all the help you gave me on this. I managed to fix the issue, the problem was that there was 2 LAN cables plugged into the router instead of one. That was literally the only problem, i want to die.
 

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