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 Post subject: IP address of 169
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:52 am 
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I am getting an Ip address of 169.254.120.172. I checked all connections under the adapter and all the settings said to receive the information automatically. I checked in Internet explorer and its not set to dail a connection and no proxies. The machine is a Compaq Presario F700 series: F750US. I went to HP website for the lastest driver but they are all for the wireless driver and not the wired which I am having problems with. Its saying its a NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller and that is it. I have tried to remove the network adapter and reinstall but it will not let me. The wireless is working with out any problems.

I also scanned it for malware but its not finding anything. Any Suggestions. I did try an Ipconfig /relase and ipconfig /renew.

The OS is Vista Home 32 bit.


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 Post subject: Re: IP address of 169
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:38 am 
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Has this connection ever worked in the past? If so, then something you changed since then may be the cause. Try un-doing any changes you made since the connection last worked.

If that doesn't help, then try connecting another known-good system via the same wired connection. If that works, it verifies that the problem is in the system and not the wired connection (cable, switch, router, etc.). If another known-good system cannot connect via the same wired connection, then something in the connection is causing the problem.

If the problem is in the connection, then try resetting all of the components involved (switch, router, modem, etc.). If that doesn't help, then try replacing the cable with a known-good spare. Also try using a different port on the wired switch and/or router. If that doesn't help, then try replacing the switch, router, modem, etc. with known-good spares.

If the problem is in the system, then what happens when you replace the network card with a known-good spare? If that works, it verifies that the original card, driver or configuration are the problem. In that case you could try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest drivers for the card, and try resetting the Winsock protocol using the directions in the following article: How to troubleshoot network connectivity problems in Internet Explorer

Let me know what the problem/solution turns out to be. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: IP address of 169
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:52 am 
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I think this is for a Compaq Presario Laptop

I think the Chipset driver contains the LAN driver Driver page

Bear in mind that Nvidia chipset are sometimes faulty UK Nvidia defect forum
LUKHTSE! LetUsKnowHowTheStoryEnds!


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 Post subject: Re: IP address of 169
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:45 pm 
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Try installing the nForce chipset drivers,

http://tinyurl.com/26ydefr


Sorry David, I didn't see you put your link. Mine is more direct though!. You seem to be pretty quick to respond, almost like you have Scotts forum up 24/7.


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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:05 am 
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It's on a "tab" lol, only forum I trust 100%


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 Post Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:24 am 
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Sorry everyone, I did not get an email that you replied to this thread.

I have tried another cord and a port that I know works and got the same thing. I will try the other suggestions and let you know.


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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:05 am 
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It looks like it might have been something with the actual port on the computer. The user ended up having to replace the motherboad for toher reasons and does not have the same problem.


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Sometimes the pins can get stuck!

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