This is an update to "My IP is in the 169.254.x.x range"
I was still showing an IP of 169.254.x.x in winipcfg when I have TCP/IP
bound to my NIC. I *finally* got thru to BA Tech Support on this and
even got passed up to the next level. I relayed on to the tech about
being able to see another computer in Network Neighborhood and he acted
as if this was the first time he's ever heard about it. I have a hard
time believing that. I also told him that I had gotten some information
(I believe it was from Will K.) about removing the TCP/IP binding from
my NIC. I told the tech that even without that binding, I was able to
perform all internet functions. His response was something to the effect
of, "I don't see how it can work...". Unreal.
Q: If I don't have TCP/IP bound to the NIC, how is it that BA is able to
assign me an IP address?
I certainly can't see it from within winipcfg since only my two PPP
adapters now show up. I would have to rebind the NIC in order for it to
show up in winipcfg...and then...I would STILL get the IP
Autoconfiguration Address that Win98 assigns. I told all of this to the
tech and he was baffled. He had to ask his network people and said he'd
call me back tomorrow afternoon. Don't worry...I'm *not* holding my
breath on this one. There is something very strange going on with BA.
One more: in winipcfg, I'm showing a DHCP server listing of
255.255.255.255. I have confirmed all of my adapters and DHCP is
disabled in all. WTF?
My current IP is in the 207.68.x.x range (this WITHOUT TCP/IP bound to
NIC). I was under the impression that I should be getting a 192.168.x.x
IP from BA....so was the tech.
Regardless of whether or not I have the NIC bound to TCP/IP, all
internet functions are normal. I'm just having a hard time understanding
the IP situation.
I'm still up right now...but hey, as we all know...that can change in a
hearbeat if they decide to upgrade that damned Redback Router again....
Sorry to all of those folks in Queens! I feel your pain...been there,
done that, don't want it, will get it again... I'm sure!
Gateway G6|Pentium-II 450Mhz|128Mb SyncDRAM|
Westell DSL Modem|Windows 98