[oclug]IP Numbering ... again.
jeb at burkby.com
Sun Jan 12 17:37:20 EST 2003
On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 12:12:12AM -0500, William Bradley wrote:
> reinstalled Windows98. Installed firewall, virus protection and VNC.
> When I was running VNC previously it had an IP of 192.168.0.1 but now it
> is 169.254.118.55. The firewall also uses this IP, but the firewall is
> shut down when I use VNC. When I ping on either of the IP's above from
> the Mandrake machine, it shows as unreachable.Is there a way I can set
> the IP on the Windows machine to 192.168.0.1?
Open ControlPanel/Network, select the "TCP/IP" item for the ethernet
card, and click "Properties". Edit the IP address. The netmask should
Then I expect you'll have to reboot. (BTW you can fiddle the routing
table manually in a DOS box using route.exe, if necessary, but it's
probably not worth the trouble.)
> If not, how do I reconfigure the ethernet connection using ifconfig
> for 169.254.118.55.
I'm not completely clear on your setup, but I assume you had a local
class C network address of 192.168.0; so if you fix the IP in Windows
you should be back to normal.
Joseph E. Burpee
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