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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:17 pm 
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hey everyone I am not sure what is going on but for some reason when i have an ethernet cord plugged into my macbook with 10.5 installed it will periodically will just give me an ip address of 169.254.134.60 would this be an isp problem?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:35 am 
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What is on the other end of the ethernet cable?

A router?
A modem?
A switch?

It is likely not an ISP problem.


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well im at my dorm room in college so i connected to the school network so i dont really know what exactly im connected to


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So what is the question / problem?


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Jipstyle wrote:
So what is the question / problem?
169.x.x.x is the "automatic private ip".

Seems like it is a DHCP issue on the schools network?


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CrashTECH wrote:
Jipstyle wrote:
So what is the question / problem?
169.x.x.x is the "automatic private ip".

Seems like it is a DHCP issue on the schools network?


D'oh! :oops: I need more coffee.

It sounds like it is a DHCP problem .. he isn't getting a proper IP from the network so his Mac is providing a private internal IP. Sucks.

I don't know much about Macs yet, but I found a long thread in their support forum that offers a lot of information: link


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I am just assuming that the 169 was a standard IP thing and not an OS thing. I haven't necessarily seen the private IP come up in OSx or Linux, but my time spent using them is far far lower than with Windows.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:10 pm 
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Ok I look through that thread and ill probably talk to the schools It department or something and see what they say maybe for some reason they're punishing me lol


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That 169 isn't exactly specific to windows machines.

Considering it's at school, my only thought is they're seeing two identical MACs on their network in regards to their IP reservations. Schools IT would be in your best interest.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:05 pm 
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Ya ive been looking into it and i think another possibility could be some corrupt software is causing the problem because i cant use Remote Desktop connection for Mac the M$ software while booting the laptop normally but it works when im booting into safe boot.
Does anyone have a good idea how to figure out if that might be the case?


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Try disabling IPv6, it is part of the "advanced" configuration in the Network pane. You will generally have three options: Automatically, Manually, and off. Select off.


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