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Posted 08 September 2007 - 04:33 AM
Posted 08 September 2007 - 05:32 AM
Can you be specific about this? A newer IP style, IPv6 uses double colons and is alphanumeric, and does look rather funny - although it is legitimate.
The pc that cannot connect has a nonsense ip when viewed through the netgear wireless assistant.
Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:36 AM
Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:20 AM
There is another range of IP addresses that don't appear on the Internet and are reserved for private networks:-
169.254.0.0 to 169.254.255.255
This is called the APIPA range (Ah-peep-ah) - Automatic Private IP Addressing.
Microsoft has incorporated this into all recent versions of Windows.
The theory is that if a workstation has been set to get its IP parameters using DHCP but no DHCP server responds to the workstation's broadcast then, using the principle that any IP address is better than none, the workstation picks an IP address for itself, at random, from the APIPA range. The workstation may then be able to communicate with other workstations in a similar situation but it almost certainly won't be able to access any server resources or the Internet.
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