Re: ,So there's an online fix for not being able to get online?
It didn't work for one machine I tested. Looking at my DHCP server logs, it was getting halfway through the "DORA" cycle (Discover, Offer, Request, Accept).
The client shouted out for a server, the server answered back, but then the client clamped its hands over its ears while singing "la-la-la, I can't hear you" and self-assigned itself a 169.254 address.
Not such much "DORA", more "DOH" (Discover, Offer, Hard-of-hearing).