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Can't connect to the internet - Impossible problem?

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While rendering a video a couple of days ago, windows froze up. Ethernet wasn't hooked up to the router. I tried to shut down but it wouldn't so I long pressed the power button. 

 

I tried connecting to the internet last night and it kept giving me limited connectivity. I have two hard drives, one with Win8 and another with Win10. Initially I tried connecting the ethernet cable to my second router. Same error. Then I tried changing the ethernet cable itself. Same error. I swapped Win10 (which I was using) for Win8 and got the same error. Installed windows on a fresh HDD, same error. I keep getting ethernet doesn't have a valid ip adderss or default gateway is not available. I checked the router's DHCP page and the the pc won't show up. Even after giving the mac address a static IP. I tried flashing the bios, still nothing. I tried several CMD commands and obviously reinstalling my drivers. I tried the reset network option in windows 10. 

 

What do I do now? 

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Did you give the computer a static IP from within Windows itself?

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5 minutes ago, Jamiec1130 said:

Did you give the computer a static IP from within Windows itself?

Yes. Took the Mac address, put it in the router's DHCP and made sure the ethernet connection on the PC has the correct default gateway, IP and DNS. 

 

PS: It says Intel(R) Ethernet connection (2) I218-V

 

Was there a (1)? 

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Just now, CUDA_Cores said:

But if you can't connect to the internet, how are you here...

From my laptop..

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nvm omg it worked

 

THERE IS A GOD

 

I reinstalled the drivers again and cleared the cmos. Apparently reflashing the bios along doesn't do jack. 

 

I'M SO HAPPY

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