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Windows 10 keeps not finding an ip address when turned off!

Hello, i have been operating windows 10 for the past 4 or so months and have had no issues. However in the past week, everytime i turn on the pc, it does not connect to the internet.

I followed online advise, and used the command prompt ipconfig/release and ipconfig/renew.... this works, and gives me internet connection. However when the pc is turned off and on again, i have to repeat those steps again!

I've been on my network adaptor drivers, and clicked on everyone to search for updates, but each one it says that i have the latest update.

My mobile phone is connected via wifi and has no issues what so ever.

My pc is connected via Ethernet.

Anyone have any solutions please? Plus an explanation as to why this has just started happening?

cheers

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Clarification Request
By finding an ip address

To me as a programmer this is not the same as DHCP where the PC gets assigned an IP address.

The issue of not getting an IP address is all about everything from OS, drivers, router and more and more the security suite as well as malware that could have been installed.

Sorry for the technical aspects but to me as a programmer of some network apps, finding an address is different from DHCP where the address is assigned, not found.

-> Just last week one of our W10 laptops had the DHCP issue and the W10 network reset fixed it. I didn't look into that any deeper.

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LAN?

Thanks for the reply. Maybe i should offer some more detail into the situation. When it turns on, the network connection icon in the bottom right (that looks like a pc monitor with a cable on the side of it) has a yellow/orange triangle with an exclamation mark in it. I have forgotten the message it says, but it was something to do with local area connection or something (LAN?) not having a valid IP configration.

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That's not much to work with.

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