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Puzzled about different IP address?

Jhchicks
Dabbler
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Registered: 10-01-2015

Puzzled about different IP address?

When I check my IP address it says I am on 143.159.xxx.xxx, but when I check with plusnet it says that I am on 172.17.xxx.xxx and that I am not connected to the internet!  I must be connected or I would not be able to send this information. Anyone know what the problem is and how to fix it. Thanks.

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SpendLessTime
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Re: Puzzled about different IP address?

How are you checking with Plusnet?

Are you looking at the Plusnet router as some versions do not reported the correct external IP address but this does not stop the router working. It is a display bug, the router knows the real external IP address and uses that.

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Re: Puzzled about different IP address?

Many routers display the IP addresses for each end of the PPP connection, your end being the 143.159.xxx.xxx address, and 172.17.xxx.xxx being the other end.

Plusnet Staff
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Re: Puzzled about different IP address?

Just to confirm, we can see you are connected on the IP starting: 143.159.xxx.xxx

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 Chris Parr
 Plusnet Staff