Re: My PC does not properly aquire an IP address using DHCP
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 20:31:40 -0500
James Alan wrote:
> My Laptop PC is running XP. It is currently assigning a "Automatic
> Private Address" 169.254.2.21. I am configured to "Obtain IP address
> automatically" via a local DHCP server (Linksys router). I have 2
> other PCs on the network both obtaining the IP address of
> 192.168.1.101 and 102. All connectivity works fine with these other
> PC's. As for the Laptop PC with the problem obtaining the right IP
> address, it was working fine on this network for over 12 months until
> 4 days ago.
> Other points. I have a LAN interface and a wireless interface on my
> laptop PC and both interfaces assign the "Automatic Private Address".
> It seems as if DHCP requests from my PC have stopped working.
> Looking for any advice .
The address you see (APIPA) means your computer can't reach a DHCP server.
Are you using another software firewall on this PC? What changed 4 days ago?
Did you remove adware/spyware, perchance?
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