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IP addressing VNC question

Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:20 pm

I'm trying to VNCserver my raspberry pi...I have done it in the past with no problem, however, on one of my older Raspberry PI the IP address is something like 169.xxx.xxx.xxx/16. And I cannot get it to consistently VNC correctly (error message computer refused connection). What is the /16 and how do you enter that address in the VNC viewer?

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Re: IP addressing VNC question

Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:52 pm

A 169.254.xxx.xxx/16 address usually means your RPi is not connected to your home LAN and hasn't been assigned an IP address by your DHCP server.

Check cables and the router/switch port it's connected to as there IS a fault somewhere.
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