Originally Posted by jow45
I just bought a used dell pc. It was flooded with viruses. I installed Avast anti-virus and cleaned about 5 Trojans 3 trojan-gen and about 10 adware files-viruses whatever they are called. now i hooked up a router using the laptop i already on and got it working so now i have wireless and dsl. so i hooked up the dsl cord to the pc so i can have internet on the pc also and just use wireless on my laptop....now i know its not a problem with the modem cuz i am usin the modem to be online now....so trying to configure my network connection i go to run and type cmd and then when i typed in ipconfig to get my ip address nothing came up....what happened and how do i get my ip address back
if you type ipconfig and nothign at all populates, it means the nic is not installed or the tcp ip stack is not working, however you type ipconfig and 0.0.0.0 populates this means its still trying to answer the dhcp request, if media state disconnected populates then of course your disconnectede
if you see 169.254.x.x it tdoes not see the dhcp server and is not pulling an ip address...