Definitely not the first person to ask this, but I'm wondering how to troubleshoot this...
At the moment my wireless adapter on my Windows 7 PC is having issues connecting. My wireless adapter says it's Connected to the local WiFi network, but says it has "No Internet access". When I looked at my ipconfig, I saw a whole mess of "169.254.x.x" addresses. This looked familiar, so I tried the usual resetting of a few things in CMD:
netsh int ip reset reset.log
netsh winsock reset catalog
Then I tried setting a static IP that I knew wasn't taken on the local network.
No luck at any of the above stages. Plugged in my wired connection, and bam! Internet city. This issue used to plague me at my old house, and I would spend hours combing the Internet and finding no clue how to fix it.
Can somebody tell me something I'm missing?