Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop ?

Unable to connect to DHCP server. getting 169.254 ip Have already tried the following: unplug/ reset reboot router; ipconfig /release /renew; Run MBAM Version 1.43; System restore to a date when connection was viable; tried cable on alternate computer which was able to connect with no problem ( not cable or router); Network connections disable/ enable; Manually set ip in tcp/ip properties, rebooted than reset to automatically connect; Swap out linksys nic for a wireless nic; Computer is Dell run


Answers :

Whew! Awesome troubleshooting work there.

When it's configured for DHCP, go to the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties and hit Advanced to bring up the "Advanced TCP/IP Properties" dialog.
Under the IP Settings tab, the top panel should be "IP addresses" and should have "DHCP Enabled" as the only entry, and the default gateway should be blank.

If both of those are correct, then I have one other question for you:

When you manually set an IP, are you able to use the network? If so, are you able to ping the DHCP server's address?

If so, then my guess would be that the DHCP server has a stale record for your Dell's MAC address.

Post back with the "Add Comment" button here and we'll get it working for you.
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