Re: IP show 169.x.x.x
- From: Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:39:46 -0700
Chris Davies <chris-usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxx> hath wroth:
chemocc <chemocc.2s3zfb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm using wireless connection for my broadband.Aztech 600EW.Other
computer can connect except mine.I have 2 laptop, one using build in
wireless and the other one using wireless card.when i do ipconfig, both
i'll get ip 169.x.x.x.
You'll get an IP in the 169.254.0.0/16 address range if your PC is
configured to require an IP address from DHCP and it cannot contact a
If you have other machines working as expected, and they also use DHCP
to obtain their IP addresses, then it's likely your SID and/or WEP/WPA
key are incorrect on your two "faulty" machines.
If you're using a WEP key, there's a common problem in the ASCII to
Hex key conversion routine. Different vendors have different ideas on
how to do the conversion. If you're using WEP, use the Hex key, not
the ASCII key and it will work.
However, if you're using WEP encryption, be advised that WEP security
absolutely sucks and has been replaced by WPA and WPA2 encryption. I
strongly suggest you change to one of these.
Jeff Liebermann jeffl@xxxxxxxxxx
150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com
Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
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