I'm trying to share an internet connection on 5 pc's at home.
Now when I set up my host computer, it gets assigned a static IP of 192.168.0.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. In theory, the client computers must be obtain their IP addresses automatically, then they can all access the internet.
Now, when the client computers get assigned an IP address.The addresses are out of range, they get an IP of 169.254.121.x with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0.
My question is: Where do they get this IP address from? shouldn't it pick up my host computer's IP and assign it an IP address within the host's range?
How do I make the clients computers obtain (automatically) within the host's range?
Thanks in advance...