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IP Address and lookup (Whois)

mort7890
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IP Address and lookup (Whois)

Had a look into my router just to check details and found that the IP address 213.31.***.***after a lookup was with BT in India

organisation:   ORG-CNS3-RIPE
org-name:       British Telecommunications PLC
country:        GB
org-type:       LIR
address:        Pritech Park SEZ,
                Bellandur village, Varthur Hob
address:        KA 560103
address:        Bengaluru
address:        INDIA

 

and the gateway IP address 172.16.**.*** is

# Copyright 1997-2022, American Registry for Internet Numbers, Ltd.
#


NetRange:       172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255
CIDR:           172.16.0.0/12
NetName:        PRIVATE-ADDRESS-BBLK-RFC1918-IANA-RESERVED
NetHandle:      NET-172-16-0-0-1
Parent:         NET172 (NET-172-0-0-0-0)
NetType:        IANA Special Use
OriginAS:       
Organization:   Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)

 Can this cause any problems as the log is showing numerous

IN: BLOCK [16] Remote administration (TCP [138.99.216.222]:56517-​>[213.31.]:443 on ppp3)

Also getting calls from supposedly BT to say my router is running slow and showing errors with them however I know that these are spam/nuisance calls and they get blocked.

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Gandalf
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Re: IP Address and lookup (Whois)

Hi @mort7890

I've checked your IP address and for me, it's showing as firmly within the UK. I've checked it Here.

Which website were you going to? 

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mort7890
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Re: IP Address and lookup (Whois)

Hi @Gandalf 

Many thanks for the response and the site I looked at was

https://iplocation.io/ip-whois-lookup/

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Re: IP Address and lookup (Whois)

Hi @mort7890 

Ah fair enough. That doesn't look to be suggesting your IP address is located in India though. 

Having said that, are you having any issues browsing to websites because of this you've spotted? 

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mort7890
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Re: IP Address and lookup (Whois)

Hi @Gandalf 

The reason for me checking the router is that I am currently having lots of disconnections with phones and computers on WiFi. So on looking through the log files noticed numerous lease requests and stacks of  IN: BLOCK [16] Remote administration so that is why I queried the IP. Having no problems browsing websites, it was only a query from seeing the event logs when trying to ascertain WiFi disconnection problems.

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Re: IP Address and lookup (Whois)

Hi @mort7890

Ah no problem and I'm sorry to see you're having connection issues.

I think that the location listed for BT and those particular logs in your router would be entirely separate, and both not affecting your connection. I've just tested your line just to make sure things were fine on that front and the tests aren't showing any issues. It may be worth having a go at some Wi-Fi troubleshooting steps Here.

Let me know how it goes. Smiley

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