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Wrong IP Address

I have Cox Communications. They recently reset all my services (phone, cable and internet). When my services came back up, my PC would not connect to the internet. My network is working fine and I can get online with my PS3, PSP and laptop. I tried ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew and this timed out saying cannot contact the DHCP server. The IP address my PC is getting is 169.254.60.100. It should be 192.168.1 something. I tried to repair the LAN connection and Windows times out saying cannot repair. The Cox technician came out and said it has to be my PC with the problem. I have unpluggged and reconnect all hardware (Linksys wrt54gs router, Arris tm502g modem, and Hp pavilion a324x PC). I have set and reset all my DHCP settings and LAN settings. Please advise me on what else I can try short of spending a lot of money out my pocket.

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  • Jdog3008 Jul 16, 2008

    Thanks Colliewob for the help but I have reset my modem and router several time. I also have set tcp/ip to automatic and tried it manually also. Nothing has worked. It just seems odd that all this happens after my cable is reset but the cable provider cannot help fix it! Again, thanks for the help. Anyone else have any other ideas?

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You will have to reset your router and or modem up. as they need input for isp name password etc this could be the main problem
also you can try
Start/control panel/network connections/right click/properties/ local area/general
right click (internet protocol tcp/ip) go to properties this should be set at obtain ip address automatically. you could try setting it manually

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    David Jul 16, 2008

    this is not to reset modem but to input your isp details

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