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Assigned a private IP address?

bradw
Grafter
Posts: 105
Registered: 21-05-2013

Assigned a private IP address?


Router IP and default gateway have both been assigned unusable IPs and I therefore have no connection to the internet.
Tried manually reconnecting and rebooting the router, no luck. I seem to get a different IP each time (last was 172.20.21.102)
Any ideas? Should also mention the download speeds have gone to hell recently - yesterday was down to around 5mb at times.
I'm on FTTC.
Connected through my phone to post this...
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Re: Assigned a private IP address?

Something major happened at 12.30am, guessing cleaner needed a socket for a hoover.  Seriously guessing a lot of us got disconnected and had the same issue going by TBB graphs
Unvalued customer since 2001 funding cheap internet for others / DSL/Fibre house move 24 month regrade from 8th May 2017
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bradw
Grafter
Posts: 105
Registered: 21-05-2013

Re: Assigned a private IP address?

At least it's not just me Wink A couple more restarts fixed it.
Would be interested in knowing the reason for this (from a technical perspective)
RPMozley
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Re: Assigned a private IP address?

That's an internal BT IP address there. I just got one recently a few moments ago. It is probably all down to the PN router maintenance scheduled for the wee hours of today.
Best thing to do is disconnect in your router's GUI and click connect. It should connect now as I'm back online too after seeing the same as you.
That's RPM to you!!
euanmc
Grafter
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Registered: 22-02-2013

Re: Assigned a private IP address?

Yeah my internet cut off aswell. Strange thing is, i wasn't even able to log back into my router at all. Had to turn both BT Openreach modem off and also the Plusnet. Re-connected fine though!
Community Gaffer
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Re: Assigned a private IP address?

http://usertools.plus.net/status/archive/1394645577.htm
Interesting that it actually disconnected people though
Kelly Dorset
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Re: Assigned a private IP address?

There was also a fair bit of planned BT work in the early hours.
@ Gus - Which exchange are you on?
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Re: Assigned a private IP address?

@Andy Inverness Macdhui
@Kelly you should know by now, if could happen it will, Sod's/Murphy's law combined
Unvalued customer since 2001 funding cheap internet for others / DSL/Fibre house move 24 month regrade from 8th May 2017