Third section of my IP Addresses changed to 86 (like 192.168.86.30)- Help?

melbursteinmelburstein Member Posts: 15
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What does the 86 mean?  I think it used to be a one or zero.  Then one day it all changed and I DONT have a clue.
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  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,126
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    What brand / model router do you have?   If anything maybe we can help you lock it down so its harder to do this in the future...
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
  • melbursteinmelburstein Member Posts: 15
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    I own an Arris SB65190 Modem and a Google WiFi Router (plus two Mesh WiFi Points). 
    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Mel
  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,126
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    Can I assume your isp does NOT control your router? It’s yours in other words? I’m asking just in case this was something your internet service provider modified.

    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
    melburstein
  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,126
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    Got it. It appears to be the default google IP address range for Their routers. Follow the link below. The bottom line is that It does not look like a hack ...



    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
    rooted
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    @melburstein , Daphnee is a cockalear, a combo King Charles Cavalier and a Cocker spaniel.... Somewhere in the forums we have a dog photo thread. Feel free to contribute. There are a few spaniels represented but no Morkies!

    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...

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  • rootedrooted Gulf Coast, USModerator Posts: 788
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    It's the subnet, the DHCP server on your router or gateway provides this information and it should not change by itself.

  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,126
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    First thing I would do is change you routers admin password. As @rooted said, these things don’t change on their own. Use something complex and hard to guess.

    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
  • melbursteinmelburstein Member Posts: 15
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    Thank you for your knowledgeable answer. Unfortunately, I don't have enough networking experience to fully understand.  I do agree that the IP Addresses changed as a result of something I did.   But what could I have done?
  • melbursteinmelburstein Member Posts: 15
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    I own an Arris SB6190 Modem and a Google WiFi Router (plus 2 mish WiFi points).
  • melbursteinmelburstein Member Posts: 15
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    Okay.  So I guess I saw all of the IP Address change to 19.168.86.xx when I changed from a Netgear Ruter to the Google Mesh Router.  Thank you so much for solving the mystery.  I assume I should just leave it alone now that I know the change was legit.  Right?.
  • MarcMarc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 2,126
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    Correct...  though if you have not already, make sure you have changed the routers password from its default to something a bit harder to guess.  A little proactive security couldn’t hurt...
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
  • melbursteinmelburstein Member Posts: 15
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    What breed is Daphnee?  We have a Morkie.  
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