11-10-2009 01:34 PM
I just installed a WRT160Nv3 wireless router. Prior to that I had a 54g router from Linksys.
Prior to the install, all the websites that I visit, which show where you live (meetup.com for example) were showing me in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.. which is correct.
Suddenly with the new router it is showing me as being in Kendal, FL... which is no where near me.
What's up with that.
I know that in the past my IP address was 126.96.36.199 - now with the new router it is showing as 188.8.131.52
Why the change.. and how do I set it back to the correct Palm Beach Gardens IP address.
11-10-2009 09:32 PM
Your IP address probably changed because your ISP assigns IP addresses based on MAC address, but your new router's MAC address doesn't match that of the old router. Since routers have MAC address cloning, if you can make it the same as the old router then chances are you may get your old IP address back, but only if it hasn't already been reassigned to someone else.
As for location, those geographic IP lookups are often not very accurate, nor can they be when the IP address has just been assigned to you. Maybe the last person who had that address was indeed in Kendal. Maybe eventually they will learn somehow that the IP address is now in Palm Beach Gardens. Personally I feel that 20 miles is about as accurate as I'd like the internet to know where I am.
11-11-2009 01:09 PM
The IP address which you are getting it on the Router Status tab, you are getting that IP address from your ISP. As most of the ISP they provide you a Dynamic IP, So it keeps on Changing frequently, Sometimes May be after a Week or my be after 10days.
So that's the reason its showing you a different location.
11-12-2009 01:33 AM
11-14-2009 11:24 PM
Obviously, peeps above are confused.
wrtn160 router management states:
whether a device on local network is lan or wireless
obviously lan will be connected via ethernet, and wireless ...you know
since the router is dhcp enabled and ip are reserved, then the router should know which device is connected via ethernet media or wireless.
this device does the job, but is really not all that smart....
it often logs/reports wireless devices as having ethernet connection versus actual wireless.
cisco programmers could fix all issues really quick...but they are too busy
11-15-2009 08:00 AM
12-29-2009 11:39 AM
This often happens with Time Warner.
One way to quickly resolve the issue and get you back to your old ip address would be to clone your mac address from your old router.
I've noticed you'll get one ip address if you connect your computer directly to your modem and a completely different one when you connect another device/pc/mac or router to the modem.
Make sure you put your modem on standby before switching devices connect directly to the modem.
In most cases, if too much time has past since you had your old router connected, then the ip address may be assigned to another modem on you internet carriers network.
Time Warner Usually Reserves the assigned ip address from anywhere between 7-14 days before putting it back into the pool of reserve ip address for modems coming online.