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Hello, I have an Asus Laptop with Windows 7, and a Verizon router/modem. The other night I happened to check my Yahoo activity and there was a location and IP listed.It all said something i[like unknown device. I am not in that location. I went to Command Prompt and the IP listed was different.
Shouldn't they match? I tried to look up the Yahoo IP and got domain is available. Obviously, this is foreign to me, but I want to make sure all is OK. I have Norton Security. Thank you for your help.

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sounds to me like

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You are seeing an IP for the yahoo site and then one for your ISP supplied, or the DHCP supplied IP behind the router and expecting them all to match.

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Hi James,

Thanks for the answer. So it sounds like everything is OK, if I understood your answer.. Am I correct?
I appreciate your help.

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Since no IP addresses were supplied in those comparisons, can't be certain. If you saw one that was something like 192.168.1.? that would be router given by it's DHCP. You can in windows trace them all if you want using "tracert" command in a command box. For instance, if you did;

tracert 8.8.8.8

you would end up showing it after following the track or trace as

FWDR-8.FWDR-8.FWDR-8.FWDR-8 (8.8.8.8)


since it's Google's DNS site.

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