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After Adding An Ip Address To The Ip Address Table, It Won't Stop Acquiring Network Address

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Hi everyone.I run a game server from time to time, generally hosting Garry's mod (although this will apply to any source engine game; Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike Source, Day of Defeat Source, etc.)Anyhow, the server software, SRCDS, generally has an issue behind LANs, where it will not properly broadcast the server's address. Generally, it will take the inside IP address, instead of the outside one.There's a currently working fix, where if one opens their network connections panel, goes to the properties of their main connection, clicks properties of TCP/IP, clicks advanced, then adds their outside IP to the IP Address list, it will show correctly.The fix works for me, although since then, the connection will sit there saying "Acquiring network address". If I click repair, it goes through it fine and says it didn't encounter any problems. I can still access the internet just fine.Does anyone know why it's doing this?

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"acquiring IP address" means that something started an "ipconfig /renew".Would be interesting to know if this is brought by the working fix.Could you type a "ipconfig" in a command-line prompt window during that "acquiring", and tell us what it says ?

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"acquiring IP address" means that something started an "ipconfig /renew".Would be interesting to know if this is brought by the working fix.
Could you type a "ipconfig" in a command-line prompt window during that "acquiring", and tell us what it says ?


Alright, here's the pertinent information:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Network:Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.10Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::219:dbff:fee7:4e00%6Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

That's weird, I wonder why one IP is specified as 0.0.0.0 :\ I certainly didn't do that.
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That's weird, I wonder why one IP is specified as 0.0.0.0 :\ I certainly didn't do that.

OK, look which adapter has this IP address, then you can de-activate it.

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Ethernet adapter Local Area Network

So, your Ethernet adapter has a 0.0.0.0 IP address? Are you connected through wifi?Looks that your NIC card has a cable which is connected to something which does not have an active DHCP service able to provide an IP address.

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So, your Ethernet adapter has a 0.0.0.0 IP address? Are you connected through wifi?

Looks that your NIC card has a cable which is connected to something which does not have an active DHCP service able to provide an IP address.


Nope... it's ethernet. My router, which it's connected to, does have a functioning DHCP service, although both IPs that I have assigned to this NIC are static.

 

@zenia: Traffic is still flowing through the router. I think the only purpose of entering my outside IP into the NIC's configuration is so that specific program can properly broadcast my IP. If people can hack me from that server just because of this new configuration, then I think there's a larger problem :)

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Nope... it's ethernet. My router, which it's connected to, does have a functioning DHCP service, although both IPs that I have assigned to this NIC are static.

Do you mean that "ipconfig" shows your Ethernet adapter twice ? Once with a fixed address and also with the 0.0.0.0 address? This looks like a phantom adapter; make a backup of your "today" working OS, and then look what happens if you disable the phantom adapter.
Or maybe you also added a client DHCP program, which ignores your static configuration?

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Do you mean that "ipconfig" shows your Ethernet adapter twice ?

Umm... no :\ I copied and pasted the only ethernet adapter I have, as well as all information regarding it.

Or maybe you also added a client DHCP program, which ignores your static configuration?

Doubt it, my ip remains 192.168.1.10 on the local network.
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One program was adding a phantom/ghost NIC card, do you happen to have a virtual pc installed or a virtual system? If yes then disable its adapter, if no, the fix generated a phamtom adapter to bypass the private IP. There is a configuration in the HL/Steam server about an outside IP though it depends on what patches or version of modules you have. All Steam servers have an outside and private IP configuration. The private IP is the one you won't bother touching. Please NOTE that the last time I setup/manage such server is 2 years back using Steam Dedicated Server/Condition Zero server.Also a point to remember, if you have both IP v4 and IP v6 enabled and you have values on both protocol, you will appear as if you have 2 NIC cards. If the values points to the same physical address, they will only appear as one.

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One program was adding a phantom/ghost NIC card, do you happen to have a virtual pc installed or a virtual system? If yes then disable its adapter, if no, the fix generated a phamtom adapter to bypass the private IP.
There is a configuration in the HL/Steam server about an outside IP though it depends on what patches or version of modules you have. All Steam servers have an outside and private IP configuration. The private IP is the one you won't bother touching.

Please NOTE that the last time I setup/manage such server is 2 years back using Steam Dedicated Server/Condition Zero server.

Also a point to remember, if you have both IP v4 and IP v6 enabled and you have values on both protocol, you will appear as if you have 2 NIC cards. If the values points to the same physical address, they will only appear as one.


Is there any point to using IPv6 in a home network, let alone any LAN network? I suppose I might as well disable it.

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Is there any point to using IPv6 in a home network, let alone any LAN network? I suppose I might as well disable it.

You can currently disable the IPv6 feature on your PC. The DNS's and gateways are in charge of this, you don't need an IPv6 setting as long as you have no IPv6 address on a private network inside your home.

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You can currently disable the IPv6 feature on your PC. The DNS's and gateways are in charge of this, you don't need an IPv6 setting as long as you have no IPv6 address on a private network inside your home.

Ok, I disabled IPv6 for my adapter, although it continues on trying to acquire network address (even after I tried repairing it), and the ipconfig report for my ethernet adapter still reports a set of IP address and subnet values at 0.0.0.0.

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