I am talking about my LAN IP address. My LAN IP is something like 70.000.00.0. I thought when using a router the IP was shown as something like 192.168.1.1 etc as a masked IP. I an just wanting to mask the IP from a forum & game site that is creating some havoc with my play.
Turn on your network. Leave your computer wired to your BEFSR41. Verify that you have a working Internet connection, then do the following:
Go to "Start" > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. A black DOS box will appear. Type in "ipconfig /all" (with no quotes), then hit the Enter key. Post all of your results, except if your "IP address" does not start with 192, then post only the first 3 digits of your IP address along with the other info.
To copy the ipconfig results to your post, highlight the results, then use the copy (Ctrl-c) keys and the paste (Ctrl-v) keys.
Your post shows that your computer has a LAN "IP address" of 192.168.1.100 , not 70.xxx.xxx.xxx. Maybe you are getting a 70.xxx.xxx.xxx address as your WAN (Internet) IP address. If so, this is OK. Your LAN IP address is private, and cannot be seen by others. Your WAN (Internet) IP address is public, and must be seen by others so they know where to send the web pages you requested.
Also, your post looks like you have Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) turned on. Is that correct? If so, this is part of your problem because ICS turns on the DHCP server in your computer, and it competes with the DHCP server in the router.
When using a router, you need to turn off ICS. To do this, do the following:
Open Internet Explorer, then click on "Tools" > "Internet Options" > then click on "Connections" tab > then click "Setup" button. Then click on "Next" > "Connect to Internet" > "Set up my connection manually" > "Connect Using a Broadband Connection that is always on" > then click the "Finish" button.
Next, go to "Network Connections" and right click on "Local Area Connection" and then click on "Properties". Click on the "General" tab. Look for the box labeled "This connection uses the following items". In the box, highlight "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) ", then click the "Properties" button. Click on the "General" tab. If the following items are not already selected, select the following: "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain a DNS server address automatically". If you did not make changes here, X out of the windows. If you did make changes here, then click the "Apply" button if it appears, then click the "OK" button until all windows are closed. (Note: if you made changes, DO NOT close the windows by clicking on the X ).
Power down your entire network. Reconnect modem to router to computer. Boot up your system. Verify that you have a properly working Intenet connection. Then repeat the ipconfig test and post your results.
Message Edited by toomanydonuts on 03-06-200812:30 AM