Interesting topic.\n \nI have a Windows 7 Pro tablet. It has been shipped to a customer. \n \nStatic assigned built in NIC shows 169.254.XXX.XXX address. \n \nDetails:\n \nThe machine has been in two locations: my office and in customer possession. In the office, everything works fine. Network showed connected and functional. With the customer, on a different network with the same configurations, 169 address. The NIC registers the connection because when ipconfig is run, IP shows none when not connected and 169 it is connected. \n \nI have checked some of the basics: firewall off on all profiles, network profile set to work. Tried to simulate the scenario but unsuccessful thus far. \n \nAnyone have any ideas on what could be the cause of this?