+ 0 Votes Things to check/try Langlier 6 years ago 1. You mention that you were hooking up through a switch then directly to the cable modem. If your cable modem has assigned all its IP addresses then you will get this error as it wont have one to assign to your machine. Stay in DHCP and hook up any other device that was previously hooked up and do an ipconfig /release to free one up. Then test. 2. Connect to the switch without the switch being hooked up to the cable modem. We are just trying to verify that the cable works and that it will assign a 169 addy. 3. Run a winsock fix (surprisingly I've had a corrupted winsock bring this error before) good places to start. + 0 Votes problem solved... sree_1203 6 years ago problem solved when I re-installed the Ethernet lan driver software, all the time I was tried with reinstalling only WLAN driver only.. this info may be useful for some one. Uninstalled both wireless and lan s/w drivers and re-installed, solved the problem..