an IP address that starts with 169. is a self assigned address.
i have an ipod touch 4th gen and it used to connect to my internet perfectly and work. Then i was on the internet and suddenly it said safari could not connect to the internet because it was not connected to the internet but the top left corner of my ipod it showed i had two bars of internet connection and when i went to wifi it said that i was connected and when i checked the connection i had no ip address. so i reconnected but i still had no internet connection and when i looked this time it had a 169.xxx.xxx ip adress. pleases help.