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Ip of computer 169

The computer is getting a 169. ip ,, how should i decrease the speed of my netwoek card

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Re: ip of computer 169

- Go to the control panel - Go to network center - Open the local area connection properties - click on the configure button - click on the advanced tab - look for any property that says 'link speed and duplex' or 'speed and duplex' - change the value of this property to '10 mbps half duplex'

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Im having an invalid ip address of 169

If your computer is not properly authenticated to your wireless router or if DHCP is turned off in the router an invalid address or (windows auto configure address of 169.x.x.x) may occur since windows can not find a DHCP server, it assigns its own default address space to your PC.
1. If your PC is connected via wireless make sure you input the correct wep / wpa or wpa2 password. 2. If your PC is connected via cable reboot the router and see if it gets a valid address. If it still doesn't, you may need to reset the router by pressing and holding the reset for min 5 seconds. You may have DHCP disabled which is causing this issue so resetting the router will re-enable that.
Do you have more then one PC connected to your network? Do they all get 169 addresses or just one? If just one has this issue then it could be the network card (try removing it from device manager and reboot the PC so it finds it again and reconfigures it) IF the PC is connected via cable, try another cable. Make sure the PC is connected to a LAN port not a WAN port.
If resetting the router and everything else does nothing, you may need to replace the router.

Sep 14, 2011 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)


Having trouble accessing router's setup page?

Note: If you cannot access the router's page, check the computer if it's getting a valid IP address from the router. Click Start then type CMD on the Search box then press Enter. A black window called Command Prompt will appear, just type IPCONFIG then press Enter. It will display the IP address.
- Scenario 1. If the IP address starts with 169.x.x.x --- not getting IP from router
  • Scenario 2. If the IP address starts with 192.168.1.x --- getting IP from router
  • For scenario 2, since the computer is getting IP from the router, try to PING the router to test connectivity. Open the Command Prompt again, type PING then press Enter. If you see the word reply 4 times then it means the computer is communicating with the router.
  • Clear the cache, cookies and history of your Internet Browser then try to access the router page again.

on Dec 11, 2011 | NetGear Routers


No internet connection tips

I listed some of the things you should check if the internet on your desktop or laptop is not working.

Computer connected to the modem

1. Check the cables if its properly connected to the modem
2. check the lights on the modem, if they are all ok.
3. Check if the modem is set on standby mode. MOdem should not be on standby.
4.Power cycle your modem. power off your modem for 3mins, and then turn it on. Wait for the lights to get steady and then check your computer if it has internet access.
5. Call your Internet service provider , it can be a problem with their line.

Computer connecting thru the router

1. If its wired check cables.
Some user plug the computers to the INTERNET or WAN port. Computers should be on the LAN port . Modem should be plug into the WAN or internet port.
2. Check the lights where you connected the computer. See if the port light is lit up
3. Check your computers ip address. HOw?

If your using windows

Click start - run - cmd - enter ipconfig - look for ip address.
If the ip address is , this is an invalid ip.

If your using mac

Click apple icon
Click on system preferences
Go to network and then look for tcp ip address

If you get an invalid ip address the solution is either you need to plug the computer to another ethernet port or your router needs to be reset.

If its wireless and your getting
Theres a possibility that the wireless security on your router and your laptop dont match. Check your wireless security and make sure you enter it correctly.

4. Your router might not be communicating well with the modem. YOu can do the steps above to check if the modem is working properly.

5. if the modem is working. That only means you need to setup your router again to the internet. You can do it using the setup cd that came with your product or you can do it manually by calling your router tech support.

on Jul 08, 2010 | Routers

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I am stuck I did the renew and got a 169. IP address but still stuck still not acquiring an network.

If you got 169.X ip address, it means invalid IP address. Please check your DHCP server configuration and also try to make it static IP.


Feb 04, 2011 | Routers

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Linksyswireless-N WRT120N The ethernet ports dont work when connected to my desktop but works on other pc's or my laptop.

If you can use the same cable and ethernet port to connect to the router with a laptop, or other computers, then you have isolated the problem to your non-connecting computer. Plug in the computer with the connection issue with the same ethernet cable. Next, open up command prompt and type in the command "ping". This command checks your NIC card to see if it is working properly (if you get "Reply from", then your NIC card is good, but if not, then you need to replace your NIC card.). If your NIC card is good, ping your default gateway (i.e. using a linksys with a default IP, type "ping" in command prompt) Your router's private IP Address, which can be found by successfully connecting another pc and, on the connected pc, typing "ipconfig" in command prompt, is also known as the default gateway. If you get 4 "Request timed out.", or "Reply from 169.X.X.X" ("X" being any number), then your network connection settings on your pc are incorrect. To fix these settings, assuming that you have DHCP enabled on both your router and the computer being troubleshooted, use the commands "ipconfig /release" and then "ipconfig /renew" in command prompt. Give the computer a minute or two to allow the computer time to acquire a new IP Address, and the correct configuration from your router. Now your computer should be connecting properly.

Feb 20, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router

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Try using LAN ports on the switch and also known working CAT5 cable.

Check the IP address of your wired computer:

1. Click on start and select run then type CMD

2. on the black screen type ipconfig

3. check the IP address if it has range if yes, then it is communicating with your router

4. if not, ex. it means that it is not picking up an IP from the router so have the computer restarted.

Jun 24, 2009 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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Limited or no network connection

looks like the dhcp is your problem.

the error is telling you that its an internal network providing limited access.

go to run cmd then in the dos prompt type in ipconfig /all

see your network card's ip address. if its 169.x.x.x then thats the problem..u are not getting the ip address from your computer.

go to your network connections right click the network card then go properties in the tcp/ip area assign yourself a manual ip address of 192.168.1.xx
the xx is a number that u like 2 digits only but it can't be 1

your default gateway is your router so give it

this should solve ur problem

good luck


Jan 19, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Wireless network computer connecting

Hi Lad,
On each machine, got to start>run>type in CMD. In the black box that opens, type in IPCONFIG. All the machines should have the and IP that is similar. 192.168.x.xx << These last letter have to be different. The Gateway should be the same. If the IP is,,(note the 169) the machines are not getting an IP from the router. Check all your firewalls, Go to start<Conrtol panel>Network connections. Click on your network connection>properties. click on TCP/ip and then click on the properties. Make sure the button is marked to get the IP and DNS automatically. Good luck!

Jan 06, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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Admin interface

Make sure that you have still a valid ip address on command prompt. Go to start - click run - type cmd (open box) - click ok - type ipconfig after the cursor - hit enter and check ip address. If you are getting an ip address of or ip starting with 169.254....then that is the reason. Unplug and replug router to regain the ip. also check firewall and proxy server. they should be disabled


Oct 15, 2007 | ASUS WL-500g Premium Router

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