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#1 scoot28


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 04:41 PM

Hey All,  I've never run into this issue before and I can't find a solution.  It's been a while since this has been going on but I've noticed that my IP Address is from another state starting with 45.xxx. but it should be 198.xxx.  I've tried ipconfig/release and then ipconfig/rerenew.  but nothing happens.  I've reset my computer which you know that requires reinstalling all your crap so I'm a little frustrated at the moment.  Let me know if there's something more that I need to add to better explain my issue. 




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Posted 13 November 2016 - 04:52 PM

The 198.XXX. address is on the LAN or whats known as your home network side. The 45.XXX. is the ISP address on the WAN side.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 09:51 AM

Are you directly connected to the modem?  If so that would explain the issue as you are receiving a public IP address from your ISP.


If you're behind a router that would raise some concerns.

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:37 AM

A public IP address is an IP address that can be accessed over the Internet. Your public IP address can be found at What is my IP Address page. Private IP address on the other hand is used to assign computers within your private space without letting them directly expose to the Internet. For example, if you have multiple computers within your home you may want to use private IP addresses to address each computer within your home. In this scenario, your router get the public IP address, and each of the computers, tablets and smartphones connected to your router (via wired or wifi) get a private IP address from your router via DHCP protocol.


Private IP address range is start from IP Address range of and ending IP Address range.

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