I am developing an application related to networking . Its prerequisite is that the machine must have an ip address to function properly.
When i am on my home network , my machine gets the IP address through DHCP present on my network. However, when my machine is in stand alone mode e.g. while travelling i can not have an ip address and the status is LAN DISCONNECTED.
Is there a workaround so that i can get an ip address or virtual ip address in standalone mode?
I have already tried configuring with loopback address and other ip address.
Can I do it by installing a dhcp server on my machine? My system uses WINXP?
Network card: BroadcomNetxtreme 57XX gigabit ethernet.
I strongly feel that the application details have nothing to do with it. Since, when the machine has an ip address it starts working properly.
Still i am open to ideas. What's the problem using the loopback address 127.0.0.1?