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Why is my router Changing my IP ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SquirlyNutz, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. SquirlyNutz

    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    I just started to use my old linksys router again (with DSL) and noticed that every 20 minutes,my IP changes automatically and i get logged out of sites/forums.

    Is this normal? I havent used this router in over 5 years.
     
  2. MaxPowers

    MaxPowers Regular Member

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    Sell that router to a CL poster for $100 bucks! lol

    I'd say it was a godsend, until you said you're getting logged out over and over.
     
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    mrunknown Regular Member

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    Hey Nutz Try to upgrade your router's firmware and then reconfigure it
     
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    i don't think it's normal, check the settings of your router
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    http://192.168.1.1/
    default username & password: admin
    maybe last time when you used it, somehow you setup to do this, if not, try to reset it and see what happens
     
  5. SquirlyNutz

    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    Im looking in the admin to see if i could have it changed every 5 minutes :) still looking... not sure if i will find it.

     
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    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    Thats too much work, i want it automated ;)

     
  7. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    The router is rebooting - and then synching again - getting a new IP

    Likely either
    - a worn-out router
    - a worn-out or "not properly plugged-in" power supply. ( check cables )

    - your router is on top of or near your computer, speakers, monitor, phone

    ...or anything else that has a current ( and thus electromagnatic interference )

    ( Don't give me any "well it used to work fine where it is now" crap ...just move it ).
     
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  8. SquirlyNutz

    SquirlyNutz Power Member

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    Yeah your right,that could be the problem...my router is sitting on top of my computer lol...need to get a longer cable and move it. :eek: