> To start, thanks for your responses, I appreciate the help.
> Yes the IP starts with 169. I've tried changing the network to Public
> and Private, neither are working, and it keeps going to a Unknown
> Network with Local Access only. I've tried changing the properties to
> make it search for DNS automatically, nothing seems to be working.
Did you try to reset the TCP/IP stack as Ollis suggested? Sometimes, the
169 IP will not release from the machine even if you do IPconfig
/release and IPconfig /renew or even reboot the machine, as the IP is
locked on the machine, and you must use the Netsh command to get it to
reset the TCP/IP to get it to release the 169 IP.
> How can I connect to the webpage with no internet connection? Is there
> a way around to get to that website and get the content I need?
That's because the Web page has been visited before by the machine when
it had a good connection, and the Web page was cached on the machine. It
makes for faster Web site access for a site, if the browser caches pages
on the machine for the site. You clear the browser's cache of Web pages
it has cached, and you will see that you do not have a connection via
the Internet to that particular Web site. You do not have an Internet
connection as the IP you have indicated the machine is using starts with
> Every repair I try towards the IP has no effect either.
> under Device Manager everything seems to be correct compared to what
> posts are saying on this website.
> What should my Network Adaptor be up to?
The way I see this. The network card in the machine is broken, and it
has gone defective. Things don't last forever or it doesn't take long
for them to go defective.
If you have issued the Netsh command that Ollis has mentioned repeatedly
or have done ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew, along with rebooting
the machine and the 169 IP continues to comeback when it was all working
before, then the card or the cable to the card has gone defective, and
either one or both needs to be replaced.