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I have a windows 10 Asus x555lab and I have connectivity issues to both my university network and my home network. I have a private ip address 169.254.253.110 and no default gateway. I know this is to do with the DHCP but on two different networks? I have tried restarting everything. Renewing ip address etc

  • 169.254.0.0/16 is a link-local (i.e. self-assigned) IP address. Check your DHCP settings. If you're on wireless, try wired, and vice versa. – tyteen4a03 Mar 21 '17 at 11:01
  • Title says 169.252.x.x, question body says 169.254.253.110. Did you mean 169.254.x.x in the title? Note: You can edit your question to fix this, and please do. 169.252 is a real, globally routable, assigned IP range (169.252.0.0/15, or 169.252.0.0 through 169.253.255.255, is assigned to the US Department of State as of today). – a CVn Mar 21 '17 at 12:21
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I have no internet access on my laptop

Try reinitialising the network states. Run the following commands in an elevated cmd shell:

  • Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults:

    netsh winsock reset catalog

  • Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults:

    netsh int ip reset reset.log

  • Reset Firewall to installation defaults:

    netsh advfirewall reset

  • Flush DNS resolver cache:

    ipconfig /flushdns

  • Renew DNS client registration and refresh DHCP leases:

    ipconfig /registerdns

  • Flush routing table (reboot required):

    route /f


Further Reading

  • An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line - An excellent reference for all things Windows cmd line related.
  • ipconfig - Configure IP (Internet Protocol configuration)
  • netsh - Configure Network Interfaces, Windows Firewall, Routing & remote access.
  • route - Manipulate network routing tables. Route packets of network traffic from one subnet to another by modifying the route table.

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