Ok, I just gave my parents my college computer that I had for over four years now(Emachine w/Windows XP). When I was living off campus I had comcast internet to my computer it was fast and everything worked fine. Well a few days ago they switch to comcast and the cable guy could not get the computer to connect. When I called the techs we walked through the cmd steps with the ipconfig and release and renew but still limited to no connection was still showing up on the LAN. He said if I have a 169 showing for my IP address that I could not connect and to call Emachine. Which only thing they told me was to contact my ISP or call them(3.99/min yeah right!). So really need so help before I dish out some money to help my parents.