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Lummox JR wrote:
Spuzzum wrote:
Odd... my internal network address (I have a LAN with my brother now) is 169.254.x.x. Or is there a few different versions?
Likely enough there are. I believe 10.x is an invalid range out on the Internet, too, or at least part of it is.
Lummox JR

Yep. Three blocks of addresses are reserved for "private networks" (such as home lans, etc):

10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255
192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255

Additionally, the network 169.254.0.0 - 169.254.255.255 is reserved for "auto IP" configuration. Basically, if a client is supposed to get its address from a server but no server can be found, it will automatically pick an address in this range. It's supposed to retry getting a "real" address until a server is found.

Finally, 192.0.2.0 - 192.0.2.255 is reserved for testing. All of the above are not routable on the internet itself.
Additionally, the network 169.254.0.0 - 169.254.255.255 is reserved for "auto IP" configuration. Basically, if a client is supposed to get its address from a server but no server can be found, it will automatically pick an address in this range. It's supposed to retry getting a "real" address until a server is found.

Oh, crud... so you're saying we're using a really hacky way of having our Ethernet hooked up?

We spent a whole week trying to find information on how to set up our network right, and all we could get was that. =P