I was recently having some connection problems with my HH4.
When the hub restarted it displayed an orange"B" symbol below the light before eventually connecting after several minutes. I understand this symbol indicates that the broadband may not have been activated by BT (despite being on broadband for many years). This does seem to have cleared now - so I assume it was a temporary fault at the exchange not the hub.
But my question is, whilst checking the logs at this time I noticed that the default gateway address has changed from a typcial IP address of 217.32.xxx.xx to 172.16.xx.xxx (which doesn't seem like a valid IP address to me).
This looks a little odd and I was just wondering whether this was ok or a problem?
Thanks in advance.
The gateway address is the address of the BT BRAS and is typically a private range address rather than a public address.
I assume you broadband is working OK now?
My broadband connection seems ok now.
I was just a little concerned as my default gateway has always been a public address, so I was surprised to find it had changed to a private address.
It has been a public address (217 range IP) for a very long time - identfable as a BT PoP site.
Would the performance be worse now it's on a router gateway address rather than a direct gateway - only it seems to take slight longer to load pages?