# Windows – What are the purposes of the addresses in this ARP table

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I've seen this on my Windows 7 computer, and searches have turned up others in Vista/7 who have seen the same. However, I've not yet found (or perhaps have just missed) a good explanation for this.

These two addresses are static in my ARP table, but I don't know for what purpose:

224.0.0.22            01-00-5e-00-00-16     static
224.0.0.252           01-00-5e-00-00-fc     static


One website calls these MAC addresses "Internet Reserved by IANA"/"Internet Multicast"/"MPLS Multicast". Still, I don't understand the purpose of these addresses in my table, since they wouldn't match anything on the local subnet.