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Lost Internet Access and 'strange IP Address'

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#1 shauneendh


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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:13 PM

Hi There I hope someone can help please. I have three computers running on Virgin Broadband with a cable Modem and a Linksys router using ethernet cabling which has worked fine for the last couple of years. Yesterday Morning everything was working fine (I checked my Train was on time!) but when I came home I had no internet access.

I tried re-booting everything, computer, modem and router and finally connected my computer directly through the modem, by-passing the router, still no internet access so I called the ISP helpdesk. Tried lots of things as instructed and could get one of my sons computers up and running directly through the modem and so they told me I had a faulty network card and I would need to replace it.

However, this morning I thought I would give it one more try and it actually connected ok BUT I noticed that I had a 'strange' IP address which was 82-24-175-188 and my subnet mask and the default gate way was My IP address is usually in the range 192.168 XXX.100 with the other two computers being .101 and .102 on the end.

Having reconnected mine directly I then tried to connect my computer back through the router so I connect my sons' computers but my computer would not then work at all, and has not connected since even when I connected it back directly to the modem. One of my son's computers will connect directly through the modem but the other one will not connect at all. So only one out of the three will connect and this one also now has strange IP address

IP Address
Subnet mask
Default gateway

On my own computer I have run Anivir Antivirus, Adaware, AVG Ewido and done a registry clean, I have tried IPConfig /release and ipconfig /renew. I have also tried 'netsh winsock reset' and 'ipconfig /flushdns' all of which I found on this forum.

Is there anything else you can suggest that could solve the problem please?

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#2 crumbs744


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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:02 AM

I hate to see peoples questions unanswered on this site, since its usually really good, unfortunately i have no idea what the problem may be, perhaps one of the computers in your network was accidentally giving out a DHCP service that conflicted, but the ipconfig release and renew would normally fix that up.
Sorry no one could be more help.

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