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I'm having trouble booting but that's probably a separate question. When I run things like sudo apt-get update, I get a massive array of error messages, all of them reading something along the lines of Failed to fetch <domain and path> Something wicked happened resolving <domain>. I saw in another post running the command ifconfig, I don't see my IP address anywhere in the text that command returns, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to.

Whenever I try to ping something such as ping I get ping: unknown host I pinged my IP and got the following:

PING <my IP> (<my IP>) 56(84) bytes of data.
From <169.254.*.** IP> icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From <169.254.*.** IP> icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From <169.254.*.** IP> icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
--- <my IP> ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 4000ms
pipe 4

Any idea what's going on?

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It seems like your NIC failed to receive an IP properly from your DHCP server. Check to make sure DHCP is enabled on your router, and that you don't already have a static IP reserved on your router for your device.

From superstition, I don't know if it actually does anything:
It may be best to power cycle your router and machine after connecting to the network.

More about IP addresses here.

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