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pootler
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Strange case of changing broadband network address?

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Hello - I am new to the forums and would appreciate any advice concerning this enquiry.

 

We recently got Bt infinity.

All seems well and we have good speed- - we have only been connected for a month.

 

Recently though a couple of times we have suddenly lost connection, or the connection seems to struggle to connect- this is with the home hub 5.

 

I  am not that technical regarding routers, but my current set up is with the home hub providing our personal network and then we have another router ( lan > Wan) that is used to provide wifi to guests in our adjacent holiday let. This router has dd-wrt installed and is set up to restrict bandwidth to guests. All works well.

 

However as mentioned recently the connection seems to drop - and also the guest network drops out as well.

 

I noticed that if I tried a speed test at this time that the IP address had changed to something unrecognisable.

 

Connecting and reconnecting on the hub usuually solves  it - but I  don't know why it happens?

 

Here  are the details when everything seems ''normal''

 

Internet Connection Configuration
Connection Information
Connection time:
0 days, 02:14:43
Data Transmitted/Received:
24.1 MB / 170.3 MB
Broadband username:
bthomehub@btbroadband.com
Password:
Not configured
 
TCP/IP settings
Broadband network IP address:
109.146.233.191
 
Default gateway:
217.32.145.11
 
Primary DNS:
194.72.0.98
 
Secondary DNS:
62.6.40.178
 
 And here are the details when thing start to lose connection:

 

Internet Connection Configuration
Connection Information
Connection time:
0 days, 00:14:45
Data Transmitted/Received:
16.5 MB / 67.5 MB
Broadband username:
bthomehub@btbroadband.com
Password:
Not configured
 
TCP/IP settings
Broadband network IP address:
81.155.135.58
 
Default gateway:
217.32.145.11
 
Primary DNS:
194.72.0.98
 
Secondary DNS:
62.6.40.178

 

 

 

... Is that   ''different''  broadband Ip address normal - or not?

 

 

If anyone can explain in relatively layman terms 🙂 - I would be very grateful

 

 

Thanks

 

Pootler

 

 

 

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Re: Strange case of changing broadband network address?

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the address belongs to BT
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pootler
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Re: Strange case of changing broadband network address?

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Thanks  john46,

 

....but why would the address suddenly change for no reason?

 

Many thanks

 

pootler

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Re: Strange case of changing broadband network address?

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Your IP address is dynamically assigned by BT, and will change each time there is a disconnection, or maintenance on the network.

 

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pootler
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THanks keith!.

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