I have a computer at home that will not receive any packets. I have researched and researched this problem and have had no luck. I have tried to run the ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew. When I use renew it says that the DHCP server is unavailable. I ahve checked the router and made sure that the lease for the computer does not expire. I will tell you that xp has been assigning a private ip of 169.254.***.***. Any help will be greatley appreciated.