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194.168.4.100

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As in the subject, who does this IP belong to and why are they connected to my router?

I have eliminated all possibility of it being a connection in the house.

they have 1 open UDP session, and ping <20ms.

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‎28-08-2015 00:15

Re: 194.168.4.100

its Virgin media DNS server

Sadly not a Virgin customer anymore.... Unless you want to cable my new street. my internet sucks.

See where this Helpful Answer was posted

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confirmed by SteveHunter
‎28-08-2015 00:15

Re: 194.168.4.100

its Virgin media DNS server

Sadly not a Virgin customer anymore.... Unless you want to cable my new street. my internet sucks.
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Re: 194.168.4.100

Ah i see, will it always be there? or just when they are monitoring the connection?

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Re: 194.168.4.100

the dns server is used to get ip addresses from domains so it will always be used when ever your online.

Sadly not a Virgin customer anymore.... Unless you want to cable my new street. my internet sucks.
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Re: 194.168.4.100

To elaborate: you need that DNS server. As you might know, when you type in a URL (like www.google.com) it's DNS servers that are responsible for resolving that name to the address of a specific system somewhere on the planet that has the content you're looking for.

 

There's a whole hierarchy of DNS servers working to shuffle you round the web. 194.168.4.100 is one of the ones that talks to 'you' directly. 

 

It doesn't have to be there, but if it wasn't, you'd have to get real good at memorising IP addresses to get anything online Smiley Wink

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Re: 194.168.4.100

Interestingly my firewall log reports.......

 

 

 Fri 09 Aug   18:34  194.168.4.100   54171   11  TCP- or UDP-based Port Scan

 

Why would the virgin media DNS server be port scanning me????????

       

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Re: 194.168.4.100

they are not. its the way DNS works and is a false positive. That is the problem with people reading logs without understanding the results Smiley Tongue

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Re: 194.168.4.100

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Is it always 194.168.4.100 that gets listed even if you set to use 194.168.8.100 only?

------Die-hard direct connection modem user---Because newer is not always better Super hubs 1, 2 & 3 could have been built better the years go by and we can't see the mistakes that were made to make things right. Use modem mode If I could offer you only one tip for the future, modem mode would be it. BQM, Outgoing ports test
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