Problem with ethernet
Michael S. Peek
peek at tiem.utk.edu
Thu May 10 15:44:56 UTC 2007
Bill Marcum wrote:
> The 169.254 address probably comes from zeroconf. This is a protocol
> that allows computers to set their own IP address in a network without a
> DHCP server. You should probably remove it if you don't intend to use
> it. By the way, did you choose the static IP address, or did you get it
> from your ISP?
I got it the old fashioned way -- I stole it! From one of my desktops
that's currently down for repairs.
Normally I would get my address from DHCP, but I wanted to remove the
DHCP variable from the equation until I knew for a fact that the device
still worked. I figure if I can't get it to work via static either then
DHCP is not to blame.
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