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I am trying to fix someone's internet connection and am having some difficulty getting rid of the ip settings. The old connection was DSL and now using cable.

I deleted the old connections and built a new one. It tells me its connected but cannot bring up the internet.

Using ipconfig /release all/renew is not working. The release works but when trying to renew I am getting a timeout error.

any ideas?

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Sometimes, it's necessary to turn the modem off overnight, with cable modem folks, so that the IP address can reconfigure..weird, but true..

also, you may want to go to settings, and automatically set the address, instead of using the dedicated IP approach.

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