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My computer won't get an ip address

By medieval
Mar 15, 2008
  1. Killer_Byte

    Killer_Byte TS Rookie Posts: 40

    The IP address mentioned earlier 169.254.XXX.XXX is a static number that is coded into the Network card. They are used if the PC can not contact the DHCP server, therefore you interface connection is at fault.

    Either your network card is damaged, cable is faulty, port in router is faulty, Wireless not connecting or connection not setup for DHCP.

    If you are using a wired connection, check where the lead goes into the PC and ensure that you have activity lights. That means that you have a physical connection to the router/modem and that is should be working. If you are using wireless put a cable in and get the wired connection working first.
     
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