my problem is our sales department and everybody of them connected to a switch for internet connection. today we can't connect for our email using ms outlook 2003/2007. when im using ipconfig it says 165.254.xxxx or the automatic private address. how can i go back to auto detect our DHCP enabled connection? As my troubleshooting, first i restarted the pc and unplug all the cables and plug again, restart the whole network, ping release and renew etc. is there anything i won't get that APIPA situation again when im connecting. thank you
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Re: How to fix Automatic Private address
First: If you have a sales department, don't you have an IT department? And if not, WHY not?
You will get the APIPA address b/e your DHCP server is not working properly. That can be your router or your DHCP server. If that server is within reach go and check if DHCP is running. Otherwise restart that service.
It might help of you could describe your setup more detailed. What kind of server, how many PC's, problem with all of them (apart from sales)...
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Go to My Netwok Places, right click Properties or Open Network Connections on the Toolbar. Both get you to the LAN or High Speed Internet settings, right click Properties, General. Scroll down and select Internet Protocol . Select the Properties Box, above the description below. On the General tab, Clear both the Use the following IP and DNS server address boxes , by selecting both Obtain an address Automaticaly. Select the Alternate Configuration tab, deleselect the User configured and select Automatic private IP address . Go back to General Tab and Select the Advanced settings below.
On IP Settings tab, IP addresses, check if the DHCP shows as enabled, and Default Gateways Automatic metric box is ticked. On the WINS tab, enable Net BIOS to Default settings. OK all boxes to confirn and exit. Hope it works for you. Also use a system utility software like RegInOut to avoid such kind of errors in future.
Generally you get this indication when your system has auto-assigned itself a APIPA IP addres (Automatic Private Internet Protocol Address) where the system was unable to get an IP address from the DHCP server.
To resolve, right click the wireless network connection, Click Troubleshoot Problems to Diagnose and Repair the connection
If you are connecting the switch to a single port broadband modem/router then you will only get one ip address, therefore only one connection to the internet. If you buy a broadband router with multiple ports, with a builtin dhcp server that gives all other pcs on the network a private ip address, then all connected pcs will get access to the internet as it is routed over the single public ip address given by the isp (even if you use a switch as well!!).
Try going to start on the computer, then click run, then type cmd, then enter ipconfig/all. if your IP address is 192 dot something then you are assigned a private IP address by DHCP that assigns IP addresses automatically to your computer more than likely and those won't allow you on the internet. If you have a 206 or up number then your good because there for public usage and browsing the internet unlike private IP addresses. if you have a private IP address by the number I said type in command prompt ipconfig/renew and it will request a new IP address from DHCP.
If it don't work click my computer, then right click my network places on the left part of the page and choose properties, then click on your connection and choose repair the connection on the left of the page and that should fix and renew your IP address if DHCP won't issue through command prompt.
the router will give you a private address , that is the functionality of the router, the problem is not with your connection, try to upgrade the latest firmware inthe router and reconfig the router in a pppoe mode that will fix your problem..