win2k pro computer loses network connection

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ubamous3

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hi,

i have a LAN at home with all computers running windows 2000 pro n connected via linksys router; 1 of the computers recently lost network connection (the internal ip reverted to 169.254.xxx.xxx instead of 192.168.x.x);

1/i have tried pinging the loopback ip 127.0.0.1 and it works but pinging the gateway address 192.168.1.1 doesnt work

2/ i tried connecting the ethernet cable to another computer n it still works so it's not the cable or the router

3/ i dl lspfix but i dont know how to run it; am i supposed to highlight the tcp/ip option and click to remove it?

4/ i tried uninstalling and reinstalling tcp/ip but no luck

i had the same problem before and i think it was related to sygate firewall but i performed the same procedure i had done before (which didn't work this time)

please help!

thanks in advance
 
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if you are getting a 169.254.xxx.xxx IP then the DHCP server on the router is not assigning an IP address to that computer. Check the router and see if maybe you are only allowing for one less computer than you have connected to your router. That could be the cause. By any chance when you tried the same cable on another computer, was that cable on the same router port that this cable is on? Maybe its a bad port
 

ubamous3

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hi,

thanks for responding; i tried a different port on the router but still same problem; i know the 169.254.54.94 address is related to the dhcp server not responding but i dont know how to fix it :(

when i go to http://192.168.1.1 and looked at the dhcp client list, that computer is not listed but i believe (i could be wrong on this one) i could see it on the dhcp client list before when it had the same connectivity problem
 
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