IP address settings changed by themselves

prpr

Well-Known Member
At 12:42 today my T2 dropped off the network according to my monitoring.
On investigating the network settings, I found it was set to DHCP, where it was previously set to manual, and had assigned itself an IP address of 169.254.138.198 which is obviously not what my DHCP server is set to dish out.
Putting it back to the correct static address made it happy again, but has anyone seen this weirdness before?
 

af123

Administrator
Staff member
169.254.x.x is what a client will choose if it is configured for DHCP but can't contact the DHCP server. Never seen or heard of a box switching from static to DHCP by itself though.
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
This would happen if the unit did a random factory initialisation (don't scoff, mine did one once), but you would certainly know that it had happened if it did.
 
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