08-05-2011 05:40 AM
Checking through the history having just formatted a computer I noticed some rather odd messages about network connections popping up. I then went and checked my other pcs and they all have the same messages.
Essentially it goes like this (blanking out most of the ip numbers):
Protecting your connection to a newly detected network on adapter "insert each PC's adapter, e.g Marvell yukon blah blah" (IP address: long string of letters and numbers, about 24 characters long)
Protecting your connection to a newly detected network on adapter "insert each PC's adapter" (IP address: 169.XXX.XX.XXX)
Protecting your connection to a newly detected network on adapter "insert each PC's adapter" (IP address: 192.XXX.X.XX)
Ip address has disappeared from adapter (insert each pc's adapter) and is no longer being protected. (IP address: 169.XXX.XX.XXX)
Essentially I'm wondering what that is all about. This is using NIS 2011, network consists of 3 pcs, but these multiple ips pop up even if only one is turned on).
Thanks for any insight you can give me.
08-05-2011 07:10 AM
This is common. Presumably you use a router, so depending on your sharing settings, Norton reports a detection of the router and each machine. If there is no sharing involved, the connection is dropped. That is also reported. Likely all of the same connections are reported using the much longer IPv6 number as well. It makes for a busy but tedious log.
08-05-2011 07:38 AM
Yeah, all those are normal. Looks just like my logs in fact. The 169... IP is what you get when there is no connection; this happens when computer is unable to find a DHCP server. When it does, which is your router, you immediately get the 192... IP (this is your router). Norton the discards the 169... IP since it is no longer needed, when you have the 192... IP.