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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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  • gunjan malhotra
    gunjan malhotra Mar 27, 2007

    man you are cool

    === can i also try this form device manager.



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- 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'

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

  • Sandeep Bakshi
    Sandeep Bakshi Mar 27, 2007

    This would be done only from the local area connection properties under network center.

    So, where have we reached till now. Did the steps work?



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Wireless router is connecting to a 169 ip address instead of a 192 ip address. I know it's an issue regarding the DHCP server but it's not making any since, since I've done ipconfig /release, renew and it...

When your computer is trying to request IP address from a DHCP server but it does not see the DHCP server it will give up and make up an IP address for itself. This IP will often look something like 169.x.x.x. This is a fake local address that Windows assigned to your PC when it couldn't reach a DHCP server.

Make sure that your computer is connected to a network with working DHCP server.

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Resolving 169.x.x.x IP address problems

This article outlines methods of resolving issues with a 169.x.x.x IP address. This address results from a built in feature of windows called automatic private IP address(APIPA). When your computer is unable to find a DHCP server the APIPA service will assign itself a 169.x.x.x IP address. According to Microsoft, the APIPA service checks for a DHCP server every five minutes.

Releasing the IP address
1. Click on Start and click Run.
2. Inside Run, type ipconfig /release to release the IP address.
3. Then after the IP address is released, type ipconfig /renew

Disabling the Ethernet Adapter
1. Click on Start and right click on My Computer. Then click on Manage.
2. Click on Device Manager and then Network Adapters
3. Under Network Adapters, right click on your Ethernet adapter and select Disable.
4. Wait approximately 5 seconds and right click on it and click Re-enable.
5. This restarts the DHCP client and tries to obtain an IP address from the Network.

Check the Ethernet cable
Sometimes a bad Ethernet cable can cause your system to receive a 169 IP address, try changing out the cable for a new one.
Disable antivirus and firewall applications
Disable/uninstall any external firewall, antivirus, or spyware programs (eg. Norton Internet Security, McAfee Security Center, Trend Micro 2007, Webroot).
Restarting the QoS packet scheduler Protocol
1. Click on Start and click Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, double click on Network Connections and then Local Area Connection.
3. Click on Properties and uncheck QoS Packet Scheduler.
4. Click Ok and repeat the process.

Restarting the DHCP service
1. Click Start and select Run.
2. Type services.msc in Run and click Ok.
3. Find DHCP service and right click on it. Click on Stop.
4. Reboot the computer.
5. When the computer boots up, click Start and select Run
6. Inside Run, type the following: netsh int ip reset log.txt
7. Click Ok.

System Restore
1. Open Start and click on Programs and then Accessories.
2. Then click on System Tools.
3. Click on System Restore and select a restore point when you were not experiencing this problem.
4. Restore your system.

on Jun 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, i am using dell insprion 1525 laptop. i am faceing problem in netwoek drivers . i am not able to install network drivers and at lan card palce i am getting red light please help me .. praveen kumar

Boot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking and see if it connects that way. If not, try this fix.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

Download Network driver :- R161378.EXE on

Jan 16, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Hello, my computer has an 169 ip address, i've tried to renew the ip it wont renew it, but other computer works fine on the same router, any suggestions how can i get rid of that 169 ip address? thanks

First make sure your network connection is plugged in and working (i.e. look where the cable goes into your computer and has a green light on near it). 169's a re the windows default when no connection is available.

Then, if the cable (or wireless connection?) is OK, click on start > control panel> Netwok and internet connections>

Click on your Lan (ow WLAN?) connection and hit properties.

Navigate down to the 4th (or 5th depending) in the top box to TCP/IP and highlight it, hit properties, and select "automatically configure" for both the IP adress and DNS Servers, hit Apply, then OK, wait a few seconds and you should be good (assuming it's not actually your router handing out the "169" adress.

If all is not well, try a different network cable or port on your router, or get back with more detail.

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My dell inspiron 1300 wont connect to my tplink w8920g wireless router.. need some help =)

Do you have the driver installed correctly.From a command prompt if you type ipconfig do you get a 169 .ip address if so windows is assigning a ip address to the adapter.Remove the card from the computer,Uninstall the drivers and softtware, reboot.Once windows have come up make sure the drivers and the software are uninstalled.Shut windows down again reinstall the card once windows is up reinstall the drivers and hardware.Make sure to let windows manage the adapter and not the software that came with the adapter.
good luck

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PC can't pull an IP address from a working connection

if you have xp download wifiradar or wifimanager search these on youtube

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ST516v6 Modem has all lights except the Internet.

Check your IP address, go to start... run... cmd... and type in ipconfig... if your ip address is then you need to troubleshoot on your computer.. get a local tech to help you out.. if not then the ip should be thats the residential gateway....

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Nov 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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hi there,
if your computer has an ip address starting from then that is an invalid ip address... refer to computer vendor for another nic card.

Your ip address can be found by accessing the command prompt..
eg in XP
Start> Run> type in the run box "cmd" in the black dos window type in "ipconfig" press enter.

this will give out ip address, subnet mask and the defualt gateway.

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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


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