This one has me scratching my........head.
I connect to the internet via a D-Link wireless router that is the gateway to my cable modem. The address for my laptop is 192.168.0.100 and the MAC is 255.255.255.0, normally.
Tonight when I turned my laptop on, it would not resolve any url. I checked the connection and found a completly different IP and MAC address.
I unplugged the router and reset it, with no change. I rebooted and attempted to repair the connection thru the repair function, to no avail.
I am still showing a IP of 169.254.21.246 and a MAC address of 255.255.0.0 and not connecting to the internet.
I disabled the LAN connection and plugged in my wireless PCI card, and every thing works fine using it.
This has happened before, and I know I can correct the problem by restoring my computer to an earlier date. But this time I want to find out what the problem is, and what is causing it.
I get an error when I start my wireless up also. It says that "Autodownload can not connect". A image of the error is included.
Also the addy 169.254.21.246 resolves to this (using Sam Spade)Any one have any suggestions?06/04/04 00:13:00 IP block 169.254.21.246
Trying 169.254.21.246 at ARIN
Trying 169.254.21 at ARIN
OrgName: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
Address: 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
City: Marina del Rey
NetRange: 169.254.0.0 - 169.254.255.255
NetType: IANA Special Use
Comment: Please see RFC 3330 for additional information.
OrgAbuseName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
OrgTechName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
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Edit: this is windows xp home on a 1600 mhz mobil amd.