Background: I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro to a business grade network where I do not have access to reboot the server, switches, or router.
Problem: The MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard upgraded from Leopard) will not obtain an IP address via DHCP and repeatedly self-assigns a 169.xx IP address. I have tried restarting the computer, changing network ports and using different cables. Each time the computer has the same issue. I am able to connect to the same network via a wireless access point with no issue and other PCs (new to the network) are able to obtain an IP address without issue.
Question: Why won't my MacBook Pro obtain an IP address via the ethernet connection? Any suggestions?