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Win XP problems with ipconfig

saber862

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[Solved]Win XP problems with ipconfig

I have a Thinkpad T42/T40 that has been giving me a annoying error.

As far as I know this is not a driver issue as I have made sure that I installed the correct driver for the wi-fi card.

Yet, when I try to do something related to the card in the system, I run into this error. As such example, when I'm in cmd, and attempt to run ipconfig I get the following error:

"Windows IP Configuration

An internal error occurred: A device attached to the system is not functioning. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help. Additional information: Unknown media status code."

I have installed a fresh copy of win XP and downloaded all the patch files from Microsoft and installed all the drivers from the Think Vantage System update program. I don't have unknown items listed in device manager either.

It also has some problems connecting to some wireless networks that have AES encryption. But if I run the system in linux(Ubuntu) I don't the same errors, leaving me to assume its something windows based.

Does anyone have any idea, or any suggestions on what I could try to fix this? (and yes, I need the windows environment other wise I would be happy to just use Ubuntu.)

-system specs-
-Intel Pentium M 1.7Ghz
-Socket 479 mPGA
-1.5Ghz Ram
-ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Series
-Intel Pro/1000 MT Mobile Connection
-Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
-Bios: IBM 1RETDRWW (3.23) 6/18/2007
 
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Is Windows Wireless Autoconfig enabled?
 
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Bad NIC maybe...
 

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Wile E, If Wireless Zero Configuration is the same thing, then yes. If not I'm not sure what you mean.
 

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Well thanks for the idea, I was able to do some searching during class. As it turns out, and I dont know how this happened to be, some one suggested that I take a look at the 'Routing and Remote Access' service. I saw that it was disabled, started it, and now my ipconfig problem seems to have gone away.