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Phantom IP Address

by Sirus / December 1, 2004 1:07 AM PST

Hi I use Win XP to connect to a a small home office network via Netgear wireless ( SVM 318) router.
Lately, I have found that I get kicked out of the n/w. intermittently, Tried connecting by using a Ethernet cable, and that did not work.
When I checked the config I found that the IP address was diff to the usual one allocated by the server. So that probably explained why I was being denied access by the router, but where does this other IP address comes from?

I tried to change the IP address manually but it did not work ( I am sure Ii wasnt doing it correctly). But then the connection came back on again and the IP address corrected itself!
This has happened twice, and knocks me out for hours. What can I do? Pls help

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What Phantom IP Address?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2004 1:32 AM PST
In reply to: Phantom IP Address

You left out a vital clue. Internal network addresses are not risky to share. Here's a few you can choose from...

192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
10.0.0.1
10.10.10.1

Now fill in the blanks.

bob

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Don't forget the ever popular 127.0.0.1 (nt)
by Yew / December 1, 2004 2:56 AM PST

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(NT) (NT) Ok, then add 169.254.x.x and the Zen of 0.0.0.0 !
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2004 3:25 AM PST
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