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Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) provides support for Internet Protocol (IP) networking over the IEEE 1394 bus. IP over IEEE 1394 does not require a network adapter, but can only be connected to other 1394 interfaces. You cannot directly connect a 1394 cable to an Ethernet hub.
To create a network using IP over 1394 support, connect two Windows Me computers with IEEE 1394 ports together with a 1394 cable. When this is done, Windows Me loads IP over 1394 support automatically. While this connection is present, viewing information in Winipcfg.exe or Ipconfig.exe displays the interface as NIC1394. This interface is automatically assigned an IP address by Windows Me.
For additional information on using Winipcfg.exe to view TCP/IP Settings, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
141698For additional information on automatic IP addressing, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/141698/EN-US/ )How to Use Winipcfg to View TCP/IP Settings
220874Windows Me requires an OHCI IEEE 1394 interface to enable IP over 1394. When the 1394 interface is installed, Windows Me installs the NDIS 1394 Net Adapter driver and is visible in Network Properties. This driver does not initialize until another IP-capable node is detected. An IP-capable node is any IEEE 1394 device that supports IP over 1394. When another IP-capable node is available on the 1394 bus, the driver is loaded and bound to TCP/IP.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/220874/EN-US/ )Automatic Windows 98 TCP/IP Addressing Without a DHCP Server
The following files provide IP over 1394 functionality: