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I have been assigned a BT IP - How do I fix this...

Hi,

Weird one...

It seems somehow I am connected through BT on my wired VM connection (wireless is fine somehow)

I looked up the public IP address for this PC and when inputted into the browser I get a Smart Hub 2 Manager page of BT which I am able to see other devices connected which are unrelated to mine (ofcourse because I am not part of BT).

ipconfig:

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a00:23c7:7007:cd01:9c88:113f:9d7:8738
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a00:23c7:7007:cd01:9de5:bb83:617a:fd2b
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9c88:113f:9d7:8738%18
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ee6c:9aff:fe9c:23fe%18
192.168.1.254

The suffix, ip6 and gateways look totally wrong.

https://imgur.com/a/WNV7IWG

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: I have been assigned a BT IP - How do I fix this...

Do you use any powerline networking adapters? Looks like you’re picking up your neighbours connection somehow... 

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Re: I have been assigned a BT IP - How do I fix this...

Yeah using poweline adapter

I'll try resync it later tonight, either it's on its way out or lost the sync and it somehow is connected to next door (living in separate detached houses)

If have any other suggestions in mean time would be grateful.

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Re: I have been assigned a BT IP - How do I fix this...

There aren’t many possible explanations. 

you are somehow connected to a network other than your own over a wired connection ..

feels like the powerline adapters, unless you have some structured network cabling between the properties that you aren’t aware of and have inadvertently connected to that..? 😉

Edit: or maybe your PLA  is also a wireless repeater and is somehow boosting the neighbours wireless signal and bridging it to the Ethernet port? 

 

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Re: I have been assigned a BT IP - How do I fix this...

I used the reset pin on the powerline adapter and that seems to have done the trick of putting me back on the correct network.

Does seem like the unit is dying, having to turn it off and back on to get the full speeds back after slow speeds - probably the cause of it freaking out and corrupting itself.

 

Thanks for the help!