Solved WAN IP address on router status

October 12, 2011 at 20:07:08
Specs: Windows XP
On my router status page:
(In the WAN section)
IP Address: <----this does not make sense
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway: <----this does not make sense

(In the LAN section)
IP Address: <-----this makes sense
Subnet Mask:

(In the LAN COMPUTERS section) <---- this is one of my computers on the LAN <---- this is one of my computers on the LAN shows 73.923.100.120 from any computer on my LAN shows 73.923.100.120 (same thing, just to clarify!!)

WHY is the WAN IP Address on my router showing
Shouldn't my WAN IP Address show 73.923.100.120?
The default gateway number showing on my router also should not be a 192.X.X.X number, right?

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October 13, 2011 at 14:17:58
You IP addresses are unusual but not beyond the bounds of possibility.

Are you in an apartment building or some other communal building with the Internet provided by the building owner. If this is the case then the numbers seem perfectly reasonable.

Is you WAN cable a RJ~45 Ethernet cable and an RJ-11 telephone cable or a co-ax cable.? I would guess it is the an RJ-45 Ethernet cable..


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October 14, 2011 at 17:02:58
The ISP is Comcast. The WAN cable is an Ethernet cable and it is in a house. The Comcast cable goes into the modem. The Ethernet cable goes from the modem to the router. There are three computers in the home communicating with the router.

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October 14, 2011 at 17:08:07
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WHY is the WAN IP Address on my router showing

Because there is a router between the comcast modem and your router.
192.168.x.x is private ip not like the public ip you see with ipchicken and whatsmyip

simple test. connect a pc direct to the modem. what ip do you get?

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October 14, 2011 at 17:32:08
As Wanderer says, there are two routers in the mix. One translates the public IP address of 73.923.100.120 to a private IP address of and the second takes that address and translates it into 192.168,0.1.

A perfectly acceptable configuration if that is what you want. However if you want all the computers connected to the Modem to be on the same network you need to connect the second router via one of it's LAN ports, not the WAN port and disable DHCP on that router.


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October 14, 2011 at 21:38:33
StuartS and Wanderer... you guys are right on! It was Vonage. I had Vonage connected between the modem and the router. I have now connected Vonage to one of the LAN ports on my router and NOW my router's WAN IP Address matches ipchicken. Solving this problem has allowed my to access my router from work. Thanks so much! With this configuration the phone goes out if the router goes out but that is fine with me.

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