N/APosted on - 01/14/2012
I have issues using DHCP to obtain the IP address. However, I have no problem connecting using a fixed IP address. Windows uses the address 169.X… and subnet mask 255.255.0.0… as the defaults. This happened after I installed Windows7 64-bit ultimate on my computer. The computer is equipped with all the latest patches and also has all the legitimate licenses. Even though, I doubt if this update is the reason I am experiencing this problem. Please help me out.
Issues on DHCP at Windows7 Ultimate 64-bit
If you want to use DHCP IP addressing on your computer then you will need to make sure that you have not set any static IP addresses as you have stated above in the network properties.
When using DHCP, what happens is that when you restart the computer the dynamic IP addresses are assigned to the computers. And therefore if you have static IP addresses, the computer may be allocating dynamic IP addresses that are different from the static ones and therefore causing it to malfunction as you have stated. So access the network properties and remove all static IP addresses that you have allocated.