Fix 169 IP address error in Windows 10

169 IP address error can stop your computer from connecting to the internet which could be a very frustrating experience. In this guide, we will cover simple but effective tips on how to fix this error so you can continue with internet use.

  1. Reconnect your Modem or Router

    Simple and sometimes effective solution, unplug and plug back in modem or router so IP is fetched again, it is very likely that computer will pick right IP address with this stunt.

  2. Use built-in Windows Network troubleshooter

    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + X top open secret menu
    Go to settings
    Go to Network & Internet
    Inside click on Network troubleshooter
    Follow onscreen instructions
    After the troubleshooter ends reboot your PC

  3. Reconfigure IP address

    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + R to open the run dialog
    Inside run dialog type ncpa.clp and press ENTER
    Right-click on your network adapter and select properties
    Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and click on OK
    Now press ⊞ WINDOWS + X and click on Command prompt (admin)
    In command prompt type and after each line press ENTER
    netsh winsock reset catalog
    netsh int ip reset reset.log
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    Reboot your computer

  4. Restart DHCP client

    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + R to open the run dialog
    In run dialog type services.msc and click on OK
    Find DHCP client
    Right-click on it and choose Restart
    Reboot PC

  5. Reinstall Network Adapter

    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + X to open the windows menu
    Click on Device Manager
    Expand Network Adapter and right-click on wireless or ethernet adapter, click on Uninstall device
    Reboot the computer to automatically reinstall the device driver

  6. Reset IP and subnet mask

    Press ⊞ WINDOWS + R to open the run dialog
    In run dialog type in ncpa.cpl and press OK
    Right-click on your network adapter and select properties
    Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
    Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
    Select Use the following IP address and change it to
    Change Subnet mask to
    Leave default gateway blank
    Click OK to save changes

Congratulations, you have just fixed the 169 IP address error in Windows 10 all by yourself. If you would like to read more helpful articles and tips about various software and hardware visit daily.

Now that’s how you fix the 169 IP address error in Windows 10 on a computer. On the other hand, if your computer is going through some system-related issues that have to get fixed, there is a one-click solution known as Restoro you could check out to resolve them.

This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below

Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow the instructions below.

  1. Download and install Restoro from the official site.
  2. Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
    restoro application screen
  3. After the scan is completed click the “Start Repair” button.
    restoro application screen
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