on 31-10-2013 0h32
Not really a problem, but I was checking my HomeHub settings and found two IP addresses quoted, namely 'Default Gateway' and 'Broadband network IP address'. They were different addresses. Does anybody know what the addresses mean, as to my limited network knowledge the two descriptions are describing the same thing?
on 31-10-2013 0h45
on 31-10-2013 21h34
Your Home Hub is acting as a router between two networks. One is your home network, the other is the Internet. The home hub has one IP address as seen by machines on your home network (the default gateway), and one as seen by the Internet (the network address).
If a machine on your home network wants to send a data packet out to the Internet, it sends it to the gateway (the Home Hub), which then forwards it to the Internet site.
If that Internet site sends a response, the response is sent back to the Home Hub at the network address, and the Home Hub forwards it to the machine that sent the original request.