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Was getting heavily port scanned, now I can't connect to int

Dec 6, 2017 9:17AM PST

I was getting port scanned a lot by the same IP and now I can't connect to the internet even though my router and pc say I have internet connection. Please help.

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Connect direct to router with cord
Dec 6, 2017 10:26AM PST

Is the same thing happening? If not, then your wifi hardware has problem, perhaps on router, (since phone also has problem).

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Usually
Dec 6, 2017 9:45AM PST

I find the reason for the port scan to be use of Torrents or games. While there is no way for you to stop this yourself, a call to the ISP to get another IP address after you reign in and stop what lead to this is the next step.

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I can connect to steam though
Dec 6, 2017 9:49AM PST

A strange thing is that I am still able to connect to steam and message people on steam fine but nothing else works even my phone's internet

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Steam is special.
Dec 6, 2017 10:09AM PST

Steam has a huge cloud so it's one of the easier sites to get a response from.

Remember I only know what you tell me about the problem. That is, what is your phone's internet? The cellular connection or your home WiFi?

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Home Wifi
Dec 6, 2017 10:16AM PST

Is home wifi. Another thing is that I can ping www.google.com easily with 1400bytes but when I set my router to 1400 it doesn't work.

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What is this set router to 1400?
Dec 6, 2017 11:03AM PST

Today, 99.99% of routers work with default settings. If you are tinkering and it doesn't work, then you found what doesn't work. Put it back.

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Also
Dec 6, 2017 10:17AM PST

Also, I can't connect to discord but as I said steam works fine

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Reboot the router
Dec 6, 2017 10:19AM PST

See if that changes. If not, then go into it's program, release the IP address from the ISP, then turn it off for the night. If lucky, by next day when you request a new IP from the ISP, it will be a different one.

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So all I need to do is call my ISP and get my IP changed?
Dec 6, 2017 10:29AM PST

Right?

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You can try that.
Dec 6, 2017 10:45AM PST

They might do that, or tell you the same as I did. It was easier to get a new IP during dialup years. You dropped the connection, then dialed up again, and 9 out of 10 times you'd end up with a different IP address. Then you could even call up an alternate server and get a new IP address for certain.

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Can I chance it?
Dec 6, 2017 2:06PM PST

Can I not just change the IP myself in the router control panel?

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that won't do much
Dec 6, 2017 2:26PM PST

There are two IP addresses concerned. One is the IP address assigned by DHCP in the router to your computer. The internet doesn't see or use that, it's only an internal IP. The second is the IP the router has when it connects to your ISP.

I think the IPCONFIG command used in run or command prompt will show you that. If not, then go here to see it. That is the ONLY IP address websites see from you.

https://www.whatismyip.com/

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