A computer is assigned an IP address of 169.254.33.16. What can be said about the computer, based on the assigned address?

A computer is assigned an IP address of 169.254.33.16. What can be said about the computer, based on the assigned address?

  • It cannot communicate outside its own network.
  • It can communicate on the local network as well as on the Internet.
  • It can communicate with networks inside a particular company with subnets.
  • It has a public IP address that has been translated to a private IP address.
    Explanation:

    If a computer is configured with DHCP but it cannot communicate with the DHCP server in order to obtain an IP address, the Windows OS automatically assigns a link-local IP, in the range of 169.254.0.0 to 169.254.255.255. The computer can only communicate with other computers connected to the same 169.254.0.0/16 network and cannot communicate with computers in another network.

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