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Resolve Getting 169.254.X.X (APIPA) Windows Automatic Private IP Address

When a Windows computer failed to get a valid IP address from DHCP server, OS will automatically assign a Windows generated Automatic Private IP address called APIPA to it. This automatic Private IP address is in the range 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.255.254. In a nutshell, we can say any IP address in the range (169.254.X.X) is APIPA and it shows your computer is not connected to any network. Since APIPA (169.254.X.X) is a private IP address, your computer will not communicate to any other computers connected in the network(connected to a DHCP server). If you want your computer to communicate to other computers in the network, you must change 169.254.X.X IP address by fixing the issues which prevent your computer from getting a valid IP address from DHCP server. This tutorial explains major reasons to get APIPA and how to resolve it.

APIPA = Automatic Private IP Addressing

All Windows versions like Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP etc support APIPA except Windows NT. Follow the instruction…

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