I am having a crazy situation with my home network here in my apartment. I recently purchased a Linksys EA9400 router and got it set up. When I connect to my router using WiFi using my SSID and passphrase, I am basically redirected to another person's network, obtaining an IP address of 192.168.0.* and a default gateway of 192.168.0.1. When I connect via Ethernet cable, I am able to connect to my network with an IP address of 192.168.1.* and a default gateway of 192.168.1.1.
It says I am connected to my network using WiFi, but I know that I am on someone else's network because when I go to the default gateway it shows me an administration page for a TP Link Archer C7. I am also seeing on my router's administration page that other devices that I do not own are connected to my network. I am not sure what else to do here so I will describe my setup below and the things that I have tried.
ISP: Spectrum (TWC)
Modem: Arris TG1672 (set in Bridged mode with WiFi not enabled)
Router: Linksys EA9400
Steps that I have taken:
- Rebooting modem and router.
- Checking for latest firmware.
- Factory resetting the router.
- Changing the network IP address from 192.168.1.* to 192.168.200.*.
- Changing the SSID and passphrase.
- Disabling SSID broadcasting.
- Changing the router IP address to 192.168.0.1 to match the other person's network. This allowed me to override 192.168.0.* but I kept getting kicked off of the Internet. When logged into my router, an error would pop up saying unable to authenticate TP Link Archer C7. After clicking OK, when I went to 192.168.0.1 it would take me back to the administration page of the TP Link.
- I called Linksys technical support and they could not figure out what the issue was.
- Switching the router out with my old Netgear. I was thinking the entire time it was the most likely the router since this just started happening when I was changing the routers but I was still having the same issues with the Netgear.
- I called Spectrum and they sent a signal to refresh my modem. This did not work.
In the meantime I have MAC Filtering enabled and blocking many of the devices connecting to my network. I feel like this is a huge security risk for both myself and my neighbor that I seem to be connecting to. Any suggestions as to what could be causing the problem would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you Bleeping.