Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:41 PM
I have a strange networking problem I was hoping you guys can help resolve. I lost my internet connection after I set my system up for an image backup, left the house and returned. Here’s how my home network is configured:
Cable internet -> Cisco modem/wireless router combo -> Dlink wireless router-turned-switch -> my computer
My computer, which is hardwired, was coming up with a 169.254. My phone, iPad and laptop were still able to connect to the Dlink signal and surf the net with no problems. I connected the laptop to the Dlink via Ethernet – OK. I connected the laptop the Ethernet cable leading to my desktop – OK. So now I isolated the problem to my desktop. I rebooted, released and renewed IP and still 169.254. I went ahead to force a manual IP address and it worked! Reverted TCPIP back to “obtain address automatically” and got a 169.254.
I’m completely stumped what could have gone wrong. In the meantime I’ve assigned an IP address till I can figure out what happening. Can anyone help with this?