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‘not secure’ IP address

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GDshub2
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Registered: ‎20-12-2023

‘not secure’ IP address

After making changes to an online auction sites personal settings, I got a message notification.
The notification in my ‘inbox’ outlined the changes I’d made ( I added new card details). Included in this message was a IP address. When I typed that into the browser on my mobile phone, it took me straight to my Plusnet router settings page? Is this something to worry about supposing my auction site account was compromised? Is there something basic I’ve failed to do?
Many thanks for any advice.
Cheers
G
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jab1
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Re: ‘not secure’ IP address

Was that address '192.168.1.254'?

John
GDshub2
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Re: ‘not secure’ IP address

No it was an IP address that began with a 5
jab1
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Re: ‘not secure’ IP address

Does that correspond with your current external IP?

John
GDshub2
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Re: ‘not secure’ IP address

It corresponds with my IPv4 address if that’s what you are referring to?
jab1
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Re: ‘not secure’ IP address

It is - but how it can direct to your Hubs page is a bit beyond me - you need someone with greater knowledge - @MisterW ?

John
Dan_the_Van
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Re: ‘not secure’ IP address

Fix

It is possible to contact your Hubs public IP Address from your internal network.

Firewall rules prevent external connection attempts from the Internet.

Hope that makes sense.

 

GDshub2
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Registered: ‎20-12-2023

Re: ‘not secure’ IP address

Thanks both for the responses!
The key thing to learn ( probs. should have realised ) is : …Firewall rules prevent external connection attempts from the Internet.
Cheers
G