Media Disconnected, New Router, Cannot Renew IP


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Media Disconnected, New Router, Cannot Renew IP


    I just bought a netgear router to create a new access point for a mother-in-law apartment in a new home. There is one level above me where the owners live. They also use a netgear router and are assigned the same ip. I realized the internet wouldn't connect past the routerlogin page at 192.168.1.1 from which I attempted to make changes. Two notable changes were made:

    1. I changed the ip to 192.168.0.1 and something else to 192.168.0.2
    2. Acted the router as an Access Point (Wish I just did this and not the 1st)

    I also successfully release the ip before failing to renew it. I reset the Winsock entries and IPv4 and 6 TCP/IP stacks. I also reinstalled the network and bluetooth network adapters.

    The problem definitely appears to be the router and not the network or computer itself as I am still able to connect to the router upstairs.

    Since then, the ipconfig/all reads as follows:

    C:\Users\ceise>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-B33M6U3
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C6-9D-ED-B3-E7-AA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C6-9D-ED-B3-E2-AA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C4-9D-ED-B3-E6-AB
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::543e:f553:d345:6b65%5(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.107.101(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 298098157
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-22-E3-D1-09-C4-9D-ED-B3-E6-AB
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C4-9D-ED-B3-E6-AC
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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  2. Posts : 4,552
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    The 169.254.x.x range of IP addresses is reserved by Microsoft for private network addressing. If you have a pc set to automatically obtain an IP and you receive one of these addresses, windows has assigned this because it cannot find a DHCP server within the network subnet.

    You are not connected to any router as the Default Gateway not showing router ip address.
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  3. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #3

    APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing, a Microsoft addressing technique) only comes into play when Windows has no automatic addressing via DHCP, as @FreeBooter has observed, but also no static IP address assignment, either. When getting hooked up to an ISP, most small offices/home users typically rely on Network Address Translation (NAT) services to get from local Private IP addresses to an assigned IP address on the upstream side of the boundary device/router that moves packets on and off the ISP link.

    If you configure your downstairs (closest) NetGear as a Wireless Access Point, it will (a) get an IP address from the other router, and (b) allow devices to connect through it to the other router. I think that's what you want to try next. Otherwise, a phone call to NetGear tech support seems warranted. I'm sure they'll be able to help you out. Read about my recent router misadventures along the same lines at Cycling Power Fixes Wireless Weirdness.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  4. Posts : 8,697
    Mac OS Catalina
       #4

    If it has an AP mode, no need to call Netgear. How do I change my NETGEAR router to AP mode after I’ve already run setup? | Answer | NETGEAR Support. Double NAT is what you run into if not properly set up.
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    EdTittel said:
    APIPA (Automatic Private IP Addressing, a Microsoft addressing technique) only comes into play when Windows has no automatic addressing via DHCP, as @FreeBooter has observed, but also no static IP address assignment, either. When getting hooked up to an ISP, most small offices/home users typically rely on Network Address Translation (NAT) services to get from local Private IP addresses to an assigned IP address on the upstream side of the boundary device/router that moves packets on and off the ISP link.

    If you configure your downstairs (closest) NetGear as a Wireless Access Point, it will (a) get an IP address from the other router, and (b) allow devices to connect through it to the other router. I think that's what you want to try next. Otherwise, a phone call to NetGear tech support seems warranted. I'm sure they'll be able to help you out. Read about my recent router misadventures along the same lines at Cycling Power Fixes Wireless Weirdness.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    I'm not sure how to make the adjustments as I am unable to access the router through the url by typing in the ip any longer. Is there another way I can access it?
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  6. Posts : 8,697
    Mac OS Catalina
       #6

    cjeisen89 said:
    I'm not sure how to make the adjustments as I am unable to access the router through the url by typing in the ip any longer. Is there another way I can access it?
    Physically is the only and best way.
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  7. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #7

    There should be factory reset button that you may have to push in with a straightened paperclip. If you do that, you'll start completely over and you should be able to attach an RJ-45 cable from one PC to the router (no Internet) and start configuration all over again from there. Be sure to find the manual for your router and learn how to do this, and then later, to save your router configuration so you can reload it at a later time if you wish.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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