Limited Or No Connectivity Help Please

  tman16 23:29 23 Nov 08
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Hi,

I am connected to university internet and it was working fine for months untill now and i get limited or no connectivity come up. Other people near me don't have this and even my laptop works on their network but nothing connects from my room. My ip address comes up with 169.254.x.x

I am using windows vista, any ideas please?

  woodchip 23:31 23 Nov 08

Is this when you are just using Battery? or does it happen also when plugged into mains?

  tman16 23:33 23 Nov 08

It happens when using battery or the mains

  woodchip 23:47 23 Nov 08

Have a look in Device Manager under Network Adapters, make sure that it not in power save mode

If its got a decent strength signal you could try repairing the connection which will try and get a fresh IP address as the address that it has at the moment is the one most have when you haven't been assigned an IP by the dhcp server.
If you click on the wireless icon in the taskbar there is a repair option there try that.

  tman16 01:11 24 Nov 08

It wasnt on power save mode and the repair connection didn't work

Have you changed the IP for you network adapter from dynamic to static or visa versa

  tman16 21:40 24 Nov 08

I cant change the ip to static becuase the DNS servers don't appear in ipconfig and the ip address is bad "169.254.x.x"

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