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by tekchallenged / August 31, 2007 12:27 PM PDT

I am trying to learn what's happening with the computer. I've just reformatted my hard disk and reloaded things. Because it's all clean, it's a good opportunity to see what's installed with my programs and what they do.
Question one: I have a router. Before I'd put any of my network settings into Windows XP (I had put them into Puppy Linux) it successfully connected itself to the activation server for my internet security program. I looked at the "ipconfig" information and it had the name of my internet provider, ip address and subnet mask, but no gateway address. Can someone explain how this happened? Because the gateway address wasn't listed, did this go through the router and have the benefit of the router firewall, or did it bypass that somehow?
Question two: my internet security just told me that it had found a new network (a 10.0.... one - but a different ip address to my existing one). Why would this happen?
Thanks for any explanation about these curiosities.

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So...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2007 12:33 AM PDT

You could look at the route table in Linux to see how it works?

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Yes, I could do that
by tekchallenged / September 1, 2007 4:59 PM PDT
In reply to: So...

if I knew what it was, how to find it, or what it meant....LOL

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Short answer...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2007 10:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes, I could do that

Open a command window and try...

route -print

I don't know your version but that's what most respond to.

Bob

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