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IP Address Incorrect

Discussion in 'Networking' started by PhilP, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. PhilP

    PhilP Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I am getting an inorrect IP address. Until last night my PC was running fine
    automatically getting an IP address.
    It should be 192.168.0.5x, but instead I'm getting 169.254.41.xx. I have
    tried restarting my PC, and also restarting the router. The network
    connections tab says that the network is connected. Also when I tried to ping
    the router instead of saying 'pinging 192.168.0.1' it says 'pinging ºÿ'.
    There are 4 other PCs connected to this network, and they are all running
    fine, and the network has been running for over a year now on these settings
    without problems.
    I am using windows XP home edition, all the latest updates installed. The
    router is set up as a DHCP server, with reserved addresses set up for the
    main devices accessing the network.
    Apparently I'm getting an APIPA address not a DHCP address, my knowledge of this is limited to
    http://www.answers.com/topic/apipa?cat=technology

    Please help, as this is somewhat frustrating ;)
    Phil
     
  2. PhilP

    PhilP Thread Starter

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    This worked
    hopefully this will help other in the future
    Phil
     
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