I have a problem with my internet connection and was hoping someone may be able to help. Two days ago, my laptop had problems connecting to the internet. My wireless adapter couldn't find the dhcp server at my house nor at my college campus, which it has never had a problem with. First, whenever it is now configured to automatically assign an ip address it switches to the 169.xxx.xxx.xxx. I can access the internet fine when I manually assign my ip address, default gateway, etc.... None of my other computers are having a problem. I also noticed that when I tried to force my computer to get a new ip address by doing the ipconfig/release, and ipconfig/renew my computer says that it cannot perform the operation because my "media is disconnected" What exactly does that mean? Help and support do not really reference it and the only thing I thought that it could be is that my network adapter is disconnected but if it was, I can't imagine that I could configure it to access the internet at all. If anyone could help, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for all your help.