RE: Vista IP settings gone nuts
Well, this has work for a number of my clients.
First. go into the network adapters for both nic and wireless and uncheck
mark tcp/ip v6
Next, and this is simple. Disable the nic you are not using.
Then everything will work ok
"Jess Wundring" wrote:
> I have had a notebook with Vista Ultimate for almost two months. I use it
> from home to vpn in to work via a wireless internet connection. I use it at
> work via the motherboard NIC (nVidia).
> Last week I left the office early on Wednesday and didn't return until
> Monday. My machine *had* been setup to use DHCP, but I kept getting IP
> Conflict errors on monday. After looking at the DHCP database on the domain
> and event viewer on my machine, it turns out my machine was rejecting every
> free IP address that DHCP offered it, getting them all marked as BAD_ADDRESS
> in DHCP. In event viewer, I saw that the conflicting MAC was the same for
> every IP address it rejected and, fwiw, I checked and this omnipotent MAC was
> not the local machine's MAC.
> I tried changing to a static ip address and it worked fine the rest of the
> day. When I brought it back to work the next day, I was getting IP Conflict
> errors again....after rebooting, uninstalling the NIC device driver (whereby
> it immediately reinstalled itself with all the same settings), ipconfig
> /reset, various things...I noticed that the IP address and subnet mask wasn't
> sticking. It keeps going blank in the "Local Area Connection Properties" no
> matter how many times I set it. Changing it back to DHCP just fills up the
> DHCP server db with BAD_ADDRESS entries. I used netsh to try uninstalling the
> IP6 interface, since all we have is IP4 here and the IP6 apparently has about
> 5 tunneling adapters showing up in ipconfig, but netsh returned a
> "catastrophic error" when I tried that.
> I'm in IT but I'm not a Vista head and I don't generally do networking
> stuff. This is the only Vista machine on the network, so there is no
> reservoir of talent to tap here. I'm just trying to get moving forward on my
> projects again, without having to setup a new machine (which would delay me
> for several days)...but I *really* need network access. Wireless is not
> enabled at work for security reasons, although I'm likely to put in a rogue
> access point soon, out of frustration.
> Does anybody have ANY suggestions? Please?