No Automatic configuration with network adapterLocked
I’m working on a friend’s tower PC. After removing lots of spyware, I want to make sure that the machine will reconnect automatically to their home network. The tower has one 10/100 ethernet card.
When manually configured to an IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and dns server of my home network / router, the machine connects to the network and internet perfectly.
When I change the TCP/IP settings of the adapter to automatically seek an IP address from DHCP (my router), it fails. The adapter shows a message of limited or no connectivity.
I then opened a command prompt and ran an IP release / renew, and the error when renewing is “An invalid arguement was supplied.”
The adapter is then assigned a 169.254.xxx.xxx ip address. I CAN ping 127.0.0.1, but NOT the gateway 192.168.1.1.
I checked the router to ensure that DHCP was running on it and that the DHCP range was larger than number of connected clients.
Any ideas why it works when manually configured, but not automatically?