APIPA with a 17 bit mask?

Anyone any thoughts as to why CIS is reporting a 17 bit mask for a new APAPI network?

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-27-9C-1A-27
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9822:10ed:6f97:5e85%11(Preferred)
   Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.94.133(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

APIPA should be a 16 bit mask, which, as can be seen above, it is.

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Now when I think about it, it said /17 for my private network too even though it was a normal Class C PIP address.

Perhaps someone used a “=” instead of “==” while coding and hence it always shows 17? I saw another thread here somewhere with another normal Class C pip address and it stated 17 there too.

Maybe.

New network detected: Wired 169.254.92.68/17

what is a new 192.168.0.150/17 network mean?

Thing is, I just checked 5.12 and 5.10 and they report the same mask…

huh, I don’t know then =/

here is my join a new network 192.168.0.150/17 screenshot

Im not dhcp. i have it static set to 192.168.0.150

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I just tried it and it shows me the correct one. 192.168.1.20/24

You need to read the topic - linked above - to understand that situation.

I meant since earlier in the topic I made a comment and I wanted to make another comment saying that what I said in the earlier comment isn’t right… You see?

Not really, but don’t worry, you don’t seem to have any problems.