Description of Automatic Private IP Addressing in Windows Millennium Edition
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After the network adapter is assigned a LINKLOCAL network IP address, computers can communicate (by using TCP/IP) with any other computer on the network that uses the same addressing.
A Windows computer that is configured to use automatic private IP addressing can assign itself a private IP address under the following conditions:
- If the computer is not configured as a portable computer, it can assign itself an automatic IP address at startup if the computer does not have a valid DHCP lease and no DHCP server is found on the network.
- If the computer is configured as a portable computer, it can assign itself an automatic IP address if no DHCP server is found on the network, regardless of whether it has a DHCP lease.
NotesIf a DHCP service is later found, the computer stops using the automatic IP address, and instead uses the IP address that is assigned by the service. A DHCP IP address will not override a static IP address, and it must be changed manually. If a computer is moved from a local area network (LAN) with a DHCP service to a LAN without a DHCP service, you can use the IP configuration utility (Winipcfg.exe) to release the assigned DHCP address. You can then have the computer automatically assign a private IP address. Static IP addressing enables you to manually type a permanent IP address. Using this method is not recommended except as a last resort.
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