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I have a computer trying to connect wirelessly to my network. All the other computers behind this router have a 192.168.1.x address, this computer is getting a 169.254.x.x address. I know that this is symbolic of a failure, but I have been completely unsuccessful in resolving this on my side.

Does someone have any standard troubleshooting steps I can employ when this comes up?

I've been trying ipconfig /release ... /flushdns ... /renew and checking to make sure that DHCP is enabled and that the computer is set to pull it's IP via dhcp.

Windows 7 is the OS in question.

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Are you able to ping if you cannot then you are not connected to the same network. – Ramhound May 8 '13 at 13:50
Is your DHCP scope large enough, i.e. the DHCP server did not run out of IPs to hand out? Is your subnet mask large enough? – Jan Doggen May 8 '13 at 14:16
  1. If there is WEP/WPA/WPA2 security enabled make sure you are entering the correct password.

  2. Make sure on the wireless router that it does not require there to be a reservation to obtain an IP address. This is typically done with a MAC address reservation.

  3. Ensure the drivers for your wireless card on the computer are up to date.

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