Why would DHCP skip from 192.168.1.2 to 18.104.22.168?
Posted on 2006-07-14
I restarted the router on a network as well as restarting the three PCs that were on that router. (there was no other router device involved)
All three pc's were running Windows XP. All three PCs were set to "obtain an ip address automatically". They all did so from the same Netgear Rangemax Router, which had a gateway of 192.168.1.1
PC#1 was assigned 192.168.1.2. But PC#2 was assigned 192.168.1.101. And PC#3 was was assigned 192.168.1.102 -- and she's still sleeping in MY bed! (sorry. "3 bears" joke)
I would expect them to be assigned similar IPs, e.g. x.x.1.2, x.x.1.3, and x.x.1.4 -- OR x.x.1.101, x.x.1.102, and x.x.1.103 -- in other words, the last octet ought to be simimlar -- EITHER in the single digits, or in the 100's -- for ALL THREE PC's -- right?
If so -- when it happens as it does above (odd mix), Anyone know why this happens?