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Losing ip address

At the exact same time each day, one of my computers is losing its ip address and not able to renew it. It is on a network, but the other computers do not have this issue so i believe it is just this one and also not the router. I have tried going into a command prompt and releasing and renewing the ip and it is unable to do so forcing me to reboot. Any ideas?

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Do you get a 0.0.0.0 or a 169.x.x.x? If this is a home network, you could just statically IP it with an IP in your network range.

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Do you get a 0.0.0.0 or a 169.x.x.x? If this is a home network, you could just statically IP it with an IP in your network range.
Its in the 169. range. I could change it to static, but curious on why it is doing this for future refrence. i've search google groups and yahoo groups, but came up empty.

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If you have wireless enables AND are using ethernet at the same time you'll get this problem. If your using ethernet disable wireless.

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It's the matrix trying to unplug your computer due to a high concentration of bad music and rusty mopar pictures, don't fight it.

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If you have wireless enables AND are using ethernet at the same time you'll get this problem. If your using ethernet disable wireless.

No wireless connection at all on this desktop. I have a 4 ft straight cat5 cable from the NIC to the router.

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It's the matrix trying to unplug your computer due to a high concentration of bad music and rusty mopar pictures, don't fight it.

Hey, i found out last weekend that those rusty mopars probably leak less than my 06 stang, the pass. side floorboard filled up with water during the rain. lmao. and on the music.

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Dude, that sucks! BTW, FUCK YOU for not answering my message on myspace.

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The 169.x.x.x address indicates a perfectly good link to the switch or whatever you have. That means, likely you have a 24 hour lease and when it tries to renew - it either is failing on the NIC end or the DHCP server is not serving up the address. Without whipping up ethereal I can't really pinpoint it for you.

Again, if this is at home I'd simply static IP it or set the DHCP lease to the longest allowable time...which typically "infinite" is allowed.

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The 169.x.x.x address indicates a perfectly good link to the switch or whatever you have. That means, likely you have a 24 hour lease and when it tries to renew - it either is failing on the NIC end or the DHCP server is not serving up the address. Without whipping up ethereal I can't really pinpoint it for you.

Again, if this is at home I'd simply static IP it or set the DHCP lease to the longest allowable time...which typically "infinite" is allowed.
Ditto changing the default lease time to the maximum. I raised mine up to whatever the maximum is when I was having a similar issue and it went away.
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Dude, that sucks! BTW, FUCK YOU for not answering my message on myspace.
I hate myspace. Pm me here is the best place to get a response. lmao But i'll be replying to everyone on myspace today.

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The 169.x.x.x address indicates a perfectly good link to the switch or whatever you have. That means, likely you have a 24 hour lease and when it tries to renew - it either is failing on the NIC end or the DHCP server is not serving up the address. Without whipping up ethereal I can't really pinpoint it for you.

Again, if this is at home I'd simply static IP it or set the DHCP lease to the longest allowable time...which typically "infinite" is allowed.

Its definatly failing on the nic side. 3 other computers on the same router are just fine, only one is affected. DHCP lease is infinite on the router. So i'm thinking something on this computer is trying to renew for some reason and not able to do so or messing up the process.

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Its definatly failing on the nic side. 3 other computers on the same router are just fine, only one is affected. DHCP lease is infinite on the router. So i'm thinking something on this computer is trying to renew for some reason and not able to do so or messing up the process.
When you do a ipconfig /all what does the lease time show?

Ethernet adapter LAN:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : porncity.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E GigabitEthernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-8F-EF-D4
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.182
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.3
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.19
10.10.10.18
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 07, 2006 950 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, September 15, 2006 950 AM


If 3 other PCs work like a champ, you're right then. However, if something is causing it to release the IP, it has to be machine specific as well. Meaning, it most likely is not something odd on your network.

Did it just start? Got the usual applications to make sure you machine is relatively spyware/virus clean? *I* would locate a USB or other NIC to test with. If that NIC works fine you know your TCP/IP suite is okay - or should be. If not, something is fugged with the machine. I'd keep it simple and do the following...

uninstall and reinstall TCP/IP

If that fails, I'd reinstall the OS.

However, you should pinpoint if it is a NIC problem or an OS-TCP/IP problem. I'm guessing it'll be OS level though, however a flaky NIC can do crazy things.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 10:53 AM
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uninstall and reinstall TCP/IP

I would do this good advice..however before I reloaded PAIN IN THE...

I would go buy a $10 nic card and disable the other one in Bios.


OR JUST STATIC IT.



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