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15-09-2002, 10:42 PM
Okay people here's my problems , i have 3 computers with network cards through a hub , two have modems one doesn't , i want to let the one without a modem (windows XP ) to access the internet using one or both of the other computers, one is win98 the other is running win98se. The other problem i have is The win98 and the win98se can see and share files but the win XP cannot see the win98se computer but can see the win98 one and acess its files , confused, i am.
The Xp comp and the Win98 one have ips of and the other is but the win98se ip is , what should i change the win98se ip to if i should at all. I hope this makes sense to anyone out there thanks in advance

15-09-2002, 11:14 PM
As far as I'm aware the 169.254 range is only for external not internal IPs. So they should all run 192.168.0.x IPs.

Chris Wilson
16-09-2002, 12:26 AM
either that or 10.0.0.X
i just checked the ownership of that block and got this:

>NetRange: -
>NetHandle: NET-169-254-0-0-1
>Parent: NET-169-0-0-0-0
>NetType: IANA Special Use
>Comment: This block is reserved for special purposes. Please see

So it would appear that these CAN be used in a private network, but only for a specail purpose!

> - This is the "link local" block. It is allocated for
> communication between hosts on a single link. Hosts obtain these
> addresses by auto-configuration, such as when a DHCP server may
>not be found.

i'd still use 192.168.x.x range though,
details for private ips and the suchlike can be found here (http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-iana-special-ipv4-05.txt)