I am currently working on a project using the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B board. All was working fine until today when I was connecting my Pi to my laptop and the IP host for my Pi was displayed as a dead host. I am using Advanced IP Scanner. This didn't happen until now. I went through many forums searching a solution to this problem and I found quite a few people had the same issue but there was no proper solution available to solve my issue.
I have tried many things like reinstalling the OS, changing networks, changing LAN cables, changing my laptop network settings. All these attempts failed. All the other stuff on the Pi is working fine, the USB ports etc. Also the LAN port acknowledges a connection between the Pi and Laptop but it doesn't receive an IP, barring it from internet access.