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Home pc lost connection via TPLink cat5

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valleyboy1975
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I have a Windows 8 pc connected Via TPLink cat5.

 

It has lost hard wired connection yesterday

 

If I ipconfig it gives

 

Auto configuration ipv4 169.254.166.250

Subnet 255.255.0.0

Gateway blank

 

Nothing has changed,if I hover over taskbar on the network icon it says unidentified network .

 

If I try to ping hub 192.168.1.1

It comes back with reply from 192.168.1.34 destination host unreachable?

 

Any ideas?

 

Sorry 8f not enough information

 

Thank you

 

 

KeithFrench
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Your PC cannot detect any DHCP server on your network (obviously it is in the router, but your PC doesn't know that - it needs to broadcast out to find a server) and the 169.254 address has been allocated by Windows using APIPA, which is short for Automatic Private IP Addressing.

 

This TP-Link product, I assume it is a Power Line Adapter, what model is it & what lights are on it?

 

I also assume that you have the new TalkTalk Wi-Fi hub (Sagemcom Fast 5364), what is the state of the light on there?

 

When you ping the hub, you get a response from 192.168.1.34 - what device is that?

Keith
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