APIPA and 169.254.x.x

By blkshirt ·
So I have a little home network, nothing too complex. Two computers are wired into the router and I have laptops connecting wirelessly. One of the laptops would not connect to the internet. I checked and saw that the IP was set to 169.254.x.x. I knew this was APIPA. I decided to check to see if the wired ethernet would do the same thing (and it does).

I've done some searching on the internet and found this winsockxpfix file that I ran to no avail. I removed winsock and winsock2 out of the registry... nothing...

I know WHAT it is, but I'm just not sure how to fix it.

I've disabled the firewalls as well on the XP Home system.

Thanks in advance for any help...

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Well I don't know if this will work now but

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to APIPA and 169.254.x.x

In the beginning I would have opened the CLI and typed in IPCONFIG /RELEASE then after that had finished typed in the following IPCONFIG /RENEW and that should have sorted the problem but since you've messed with the registry now it may need something more invasive to cure so you can try this

I don't know if it will work but like everything make a copy of the Registry before you start to do anything and Backup all your Data as if you have to perform a clean install you'll want whatever data that was on this unit available when it's up & running again.


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I tried that as well...

by blkshirt In reply to Well I don't know if this ...

That was one of the first things I did before I jacked with the registry...

I'm thinking I may just have to backup data and reformat the HD and start fresh...

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Since there are Manual Registry Changes now

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I tried that as well...

I would tend to agree.


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