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On my XP operating system, I have a 169 ip address. My other computer on the network is online. I've tried the relase and renew method. And also tried resetting the winsock catalog with no luck. Any ideas?

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Go to internet options and then connections tab. under lan settings make sure that detect netowrk settings is checked and that a manual ip address isnt set up. let me know if this helps. there are a few other things we can try.

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May laptop won't connect to internet, my laptop is in good condition. i already reset my dlink wireless router but still don't connect to internet. The connectivity is ok. my laptop detects the router but...


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Is the laptop detecting any wireless networks in the area? if yes then it means that the wireless card is ok if not make sure that the wireless is turned on on your laptop.

I the laptop detects wireless networks in the are then we should check the settings on your system or something that could be interfering with the wireless connection on your system,
what are the error/s when trying to connect wirelessly?

Tis can be multiple things regarding wireless, if the error is windows was unable to conenct to wireless evice then try recreating the wireless network on your laptop in network and sharing center if you have win7 on the laptop, network conenctions if you have XP.

I the laptop connects to the router but does not get internet acces then better check you routers network key if it is correct in your laptops settings, also check your IP address if it is correct if you IP starts with 169... then have a bad IP address on your laptop, go to the command prompt type ipconfig /release, then press enter, then type ipconfig /renew then enter to renew your ip address, hoping that the IP address changes it should begin with 192...


Feb 21, 2011 | D-Link DIR-655 Wireless Router

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Error: 169.x.x.x IP Address


<p><b>Information:</b><br /> <p><span>This article outlines methods of resolving issues with a 169.x.x.x IP address. <span>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. </span></span><br /> <p><span><span><b>Workaround:</b></span></span><br /> <p><span><span><b>Releasing the IP address</b></span></span><br /> <p><span><span>1. Click on Start and click Run.<br />2. Inside Run, type ipconfig /release to release the IP address.<br />3. Then after the IP address is released, type ipconfig /renew</span></span><br /> <p><span><span><b>Disabling the Ethernet Adapter</b></span></span><br /> <p><span><span>1. Click on Start and right click on My Computer. Then click on Manage.<br />2. Click on Device Manager and then Network Adapters<br />3. Under Network Adapters, right click on your Ethernet adapter and select Disable. <br />4. Wait approximately 5 seconds and right click on it and click Re-enable. <br />5. This restarts the DHCP client and tries to obtain an IP address from the Network.</span></span><br /> <p><span><span><b>Check the Ethernet cable</b></span></span><br /> <p><span><span>Sometimes a bad Ethernet cable can cause your system to receive a 169 IP address, try changing out the cable for a new one.</span></span><br /> <p><span><span><b>Disable antivirus and firewall applications</b></span></span><br /> <p><span><span>Disable/uninstall any external firewall, antivirus, or spyware programs (eg. Norton Internet Security, McAfee Security Center, Trend Micro 2007, Webroot).</span></span><br /> <p><span><span><b>Restarting the QoS packet scheduler Protocol</b></span></span><br /> <p><span><span>1. Click on Start and click Control Panel.<br />2. In Control Panel, double click on Network Connections and then Local Area Connection.<br />3. Click on Properties and uncheck QoS Packet Scheduler. <br />4. Click Ok and repeat the process. <br /></span></span><br /> <p><span><span><b>Restarting the DHCP service</b></span></span><br /> <p><span><span>1. Click Start and select Run. <br />2. Type services.msc in Run and click Ok.<br />3. Find DHCP service and right click on it. Click on Stop.<br />4. Reboot the computer.<br />5. When the computer boots up, click Start and select Run<br />6. Inside Run, type the following: netsh int ip reset log.txt<br />7. Click Ok.</span></span><br /> <p><span><span><b>System Restore</b></span></span><br /> <p><span><span>1. Open Start and click on Programs and then Accessories.<br />2. Then click on System Tools.<br />3. Click on System Restore and select a restore point when you were not experiencing this problem.<br />4. Restore your system.</span></span>

on Mar 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Windows XP: How to release and renew IP addresses


IP addresses can either be assigned manually or automatically. When they are assigned automatically, a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server hands them out and determines which computer or other device gets which address. This process usually flows smoothly, but there are times when you may need to release or renew an IP address even when using DHCP.

There are several ways to release and renew IP addresses in Windows XP. Each procedure is described below.

From the system notification tray:

1. Right click on the network connection icon in the system notification tray.
2. Select Repair. Windows will automatically release the current IP address, reset the network connection, and request an IP address from the DHCP server. (The new IP address that gets assigned may be a different one from before, or it may be the same one.)

From the Start menu:

1. Click the Start button.
2. Right click on My Network Places.
3. Select Properties.
4. Right click on the network connection that is currently in use.
5. Select Repair. (If you choose a network connection that is not in use, Repair will be grayed out.)

For either of the above methods, you can release and renew your IP address manually by clicking Disable instead of Repair, and then right-clicking and choosing Enable.

From the command prompt:

1. Click the Start button.
2. Click Run.
3. Type "cmd" and press [Enter].
4. At the command line, type "ipconfig /release" and press [Enter].
5. Type "ipconfig /renew" and press [Enter].
6. Type "exit" and press [Enter].

on Feb 02, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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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.

cheers

Feb 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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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.

Jun 09, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer...

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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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Resolving 169.x.x.x IP address problems.


Information:
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.
Workaround:
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 Mar 29, 2010 | 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.

Dec 28, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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I have the HERMO packard bell model. I can hardly access internet and the sound is not heard. Please hhelp


For internet
Resolution:
First check ipaddress
Click Start -run- type cmd hit enter for XP or Start -search-type cmd hit enter in Vista. On the DOS black screen after the blinking cursor type ipconfig hit enter check the ipaddress if are getting ipaddress other than (169........) it is proper ipaddress for e.g 147.14.48.478
Ping the default gateway e.g ping 147.11.445.478 if you are able to get packets send 4 received 4 loss zero is with Internet explorer or operating system.
If unable to ping or getting 169..... ipaddress . you are having static ip address
On the black screen at the blinking cursor type ipconfig /release hit enter
then type ipconfig /renew hit enter .check ip address
Ping default gateway then ping www.google.com if you are able to get packets send 4 received 4 loss 0. Try connect to internet using internet explorer or other browser. if still unable to connect then issue with firewall or antivirus or IE corruption .
Create new administrative account in XP and do MSconfig .Restart the system and logon to new account and try connecting to internet.
If issue persist might have to repair IE or operating system as it is software issue or virus issue.
You can connect a different computer if you have one and check internet.
If unable to get any ipaddress or still getting static ip address ,reset modem or check ethernet cable ,do a hard reset on the internet modem.Shutdown and restart computer and check ipaddress then try connecting to internet.

NO sound : Check the sound driver .Try reinstalling sound drivers

Aug 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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What's an IP address?


internet provider address. ring your provider and they will sort it

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