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"Your computer has an invalid IP Address." Can't connect to the Internet :/

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Apparently I have an invalid IP Address, even though my father's laptop seems to connect perfectly to the Internet. When I go to command prompt and type in ipconfig, all that comes up is Windows Internet Configuration something or another, same thing with ipconfig /release. I'm stumped, my ISP has cut my line twice now, everytime I call, because they think I'm lying or something. Do I reinstall Windows? :|
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Try to give the laptop a static IP within the range and make sure its out of the DHCP range.
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And make sure it has the same subnet mask.
 
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Try setting the IP something up in the 150 - 250 range.
Also, you may have two computers that are using the same IP.
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Ditto to those above. Set it within the DHCP range and make sure the subnet is the same. If that doesn't solve the problem, do what GH0 said and try an IP in the 150/250 range. Out of those two things, that should solve your problem.
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Apparently I have an invalid IP Address, even though my father's laptop seems to connect perfectly to the Internet. When I go to command prompt and type in ipconfig, all that comes up is Windows Internet Configuration something or another, same thing with ipconfig /release. I'm stumped, my ISP has cut my line twice now, everytime I call, because they think I'm lying or something. Do I reinstall Windows? :|
Whyifide, you haven't quite given us enough info to help with this problem. Are you using cable, DSL, FiOS, dial-up, or another type of internet? You say you dad doesn't have problems getting online. Are you plugging one computer direclty into the modem\\phone and trying to get online, then the other, or are you attempting to use a router to share your internet.

The most common reason for "invalid IP address" is when 2 users are trying to get online using an unshared source. If you have cable internet and are trying to use a switch to share internet between 2 PC's, you would get this error. in order to share internet service you must use a single PC\\server to establish the connection and then share it with other stations. If you're not using a router then you need to look into setting up ICS (internet connection sharing) on the PC in the home that is most often on, and that should help.
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