I have a laptop connecting wirelessly to an E4200 Linksys router. The router is configured to use DHCP with a range from #.#.#.100 to #.#.#.254. However, the laptop is being assigned an IP address of #.#.#.80 which is below the specified DHCP range. I'm not sure how this is even possible. Also, the laptop has Internet connectivity.
Out of curiosity I performed a
ping -a on my laptop's assigned IP address from another client and it's showing a completely different host name.
Any ideas on why the laptop is being assigned an IP address out of the DHCP range specified in the router?