private IP address

(redirected from 169.254.0.0)

private IP address

An IP address within three ranges of numbers that are set aside for the computers in local networks. Typically assigned to the machines by a DHCP server, these private addresses are not routed over the Internet. In order to gain access to the Internet, the private addresses are converted to a public IP address that is exposed to the Internet by a network address translation (NAT) service. See 192.168.1.1, CIDR, NAT, DHCP and IP address.
PRIVATE IP ADDRESS RANGESFrom          To  CIDR

 10.0.0.0      10.255.255.255   10/8

 172.16.0.0    172.31.255.255   172.16/12

 192.168.0.0   192.168.255.255  192.168/16


 Self-Assigned Addresses
 See  DHCP autoconfiguration addressing.

 169.254.0.0   169.254.255.255