EventID 1001 DHCP Your computer was not assigned an address from the network

Internet connection unreliable.  Event log as below.  Any ideas?
Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address xxx.  The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client/Admin
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client
Date:          28/04/2011 09:04:15
Event ID:      1001
Task Category: Address Configuration State Event
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          LOCAL SERVICE
Computer:      John-Netbook
Description:
Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address xxx.  The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client" Guid="{15A7A4F8-0072-4EAB-ABAD-F98A4D666AED}" />
    <EventID>1001</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>3</Task>
    <Opcode>75</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-04-28T08:04:15.817021200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1187</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="876" ThreadID="1136" />
    <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client/Admin</Channel>
    <Computer>John-Netbook</Computer>
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="HWLength">6</Data>
    <Data Name="HWAddress">70F1A13DE4FC</Data>
    <Data Name="StatusCode">121</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
 
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Last updated August 14, 2018 Views 106,342 Applies to:
Answer
I resolved the same issue by disabling my Wireless Connection #2 (Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adaptor) network adapter.  I found this by comparing the MAC address listed in the error message with the output of CMD>ipconfig /all.  Noticed that this adapter continuously tried to communicate with my DHCP server, and I wasn't even using it.

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