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DHCP gives 169 address

By nmoore ·
The DHCP server (NT4 SP5) gives 169 addresses occasionally (The scope is set to -

I have vague memories of hearing this is a default DHCP address
Anyone know any details or have any links.

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DHCP gives 169 address

by avachon In reply to DHCP gives 169 address

HI,?If a DHCP server is reached and leased configuration is successful, TCP/IP configuration is completed.
?If a DHCP server is not reached or leased configuration fails, the computer uses APIPA (automatic Private IP addressing) to automatically configure TCP/IP. When APIPA is used, Windows 2000 (and NT 4)determines an address in the Microsoft-reserved IP addressing range from through This address is used until a DHCP server is located. The subnet mask is set to
? The range of IP addresses (from through used for APIPA is reserved by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Any IP addresses within this range are not used on the Internet. Hope this helps.

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DHCP gives 169 address

by nmoore In reply to DHCP gives 169 address

Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted.

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