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my laptop wireless registers as 169.254.111.111

my laptop wireless registers as 169.254.111.111

I sometimes gets an ip address of 169.254.111.111 received for my laptop (instead of one in the 10.0.0.x range). I thought it was a problem with my Ubuntu system, but after I dual-booted I got the same problem under Windows Vista with the same laptop.

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Guest [Entry]

"A 169.254.x.x IP is self-assigned. It means that you could not be assigned an IP by the DHCP server (which in your case is probably the router). Have you tried rebooting the router, and then the computer? Usually this takes care of it. If you have to do it repeatedly, you may want to see if there is a firmware update out for your router.

This could also potentially be caused by a hardware or software problem on your laptop, so if this doesn't work, please let us know."