On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 09:16:00 -0700, Tom
>Original Message (3-28-08)
> Alright. This issue is driving me crazy and I do not know how to fix it.
>My Desktop Windows Vista machine will not connect to the network. My router
>(Apple Airport Extreme) works fine and I can connect with my Macbook (macbook
>booting Vista) and my other Vista laptop. These connections are wireless. My
>desktop is wired to the router.
>My motherboard is an Asus Striker Extreme with two Gigabit ethernet ports. I
>have one disabled currently. Neither of the ports will connect to the network
>and they are both giving me the same type of error... making me think that
>this is software. Also, my PC worked fine the other day and then just began
>to not connect in the middle of nowhere.
>Problem: Network adapters are stuck identifying network - local only. I pull
>Ipconfig and get that their IPv4 is set to 169.254.104.31(Preferred). Subnet
>mask is 255.255.0.0. I also found that I have three tunnel adapters for some
>reason. I have tried to create static IPs with both adapters, create my own
>subnet with both of them, I have tried to renew IP, release IP, delete &
>reinstall the adapters, reboot the PC many times, take each adapter out of
>BIOS individually, shut one down and work on them individually, try to have
>Vista repair the connections to absolutely no avail. I am frustrated and hope
>that someone out there can help me with this.
>This must be a software problem considering that the light on back of my
>motherboard ports are finding the router (one blinking orange and the connect
>a steady green).
>Any help will be GREATLY appreciated
>Recently I purchased a Linksys Wireless G USB Network adapter. It got me
>connected to the internet for one week before it would no longer connect. It
>got the same error and same IP changes. I even tried another fix by upgrading
>my BIOS to 1504. It still does not work. I tried changing the registry but
>the (GUID) is not there under TCP/IP. Here are my Tc/ip settings that will
>not work if I change them manually and I don't know what else to do...
>DHCP Enabled: Yes
>Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes
>Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80:7832:81ed:9078:681f%20(Preferred)
>Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address: 169.254.104.31(Preferred)
>Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
>Default Gateway: Blank
>DHCPv6 IAID: 352329056
>DNS Servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1 , fec0:0:0:ffff::2%2 , fec0:0:0:ffff::3%3
>NetBIOS over Tcpip: Enabled
>Any suggestions would GREATLY be appreciated.
Hi, I have had a similar problem which took over a week to locate.
My situation was that I was connecting ok then suddenly Vista could
not access the DHCP server in the router.
Symptoms Unidentilied network IP addres 169.x.x.x.
I tried changing cables, ports, modem. All failed
What was strange was that the only way that I could connect was if I
had another device connected, - Old computer Nas Disk.
If I then cycled the power on the Modem\Router Vista connected.
The problem turned out to be a 3rd party Firewall.
It was OK until it was updated.The update changed something that
caused the problem
When I uninstalled the firewall the problem disappeared.
I hope this helps