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Disabling Automatic Private Address

By dinovb ·
Can anyone tell me how to disable the automatic private address function in XP.. I can't find any documentation on it. Thanks

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Disabling Automatic Priva ...

I found the following instructions on how to disable APIPA:

"To disable automatic address configuration do the following:

Open Registry Editor (REGEDIT)

In Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key:


Create the following entry:

IPAutoconfigurationEnabled - REG_DWORD type

Assign a value of 0 to disable Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) support for the selected network adapter.

Close Registry Editor.

Note: You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure.

If the IPAutoconfigurationEnabled entry is not present, a default value of 1 is assumed, which indicates that APIPA is used.

If multiple adapters are installed, you can disable APIPA for all installed adapters by setting the IPAutoconfigurationEnabled entry to 0 at the following registry key:


hope this helps

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