I'm hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this. I have a Dell Vostro 1000 laptop configured on a static IP address. With the network connected all works as expected. When disconnected and rebooted networking is not active and the adapter is shown as "Media disconnected"
I have tried to disable media sensing (which would fix this on Windows XP) by doing:-
1. Adding a DisableDHCPMediaSense DWORD with value 1 to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters
2. Running the following commands as an Administrator:-
netsh interface ipv4 set global dhcpmediasense=disabled
netsh interface ipv6 set global dhcpmediasense=disabled
Neither options appear to have had the desired affect. Any ideas anyone?