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  1. In Topic: trouble accessing router admin page

    14 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

     Mark, on 14 June 2019 - 06:27 PM, said:

    Tried it again later tonight and had 30-35Mbps. I wonder if I had interference earlier.

    @Mark - You can have a 72.x.x.x address from your Router or from your PC. This is a public address. When your PC was being issued this IP address you never had protection because your Modem is bridged and your PC was getting an IP directly from the ISP. The only firewall you would have had is your Windows Firewall and that would all depend on what Firewall Profile you chose when you connected to the network (Private, Work or Public). Presently the 72.x.x.x address is assigned to your Router which is the public interface. While all your devices are connected to the private interface.

    As far as your WIFI connection goes, You can install a free WIFI app that will show you the WIFI networks around you, their signal strength and what channels they are using. If you have a lot of WIFI hot spots in your area you want to perform a site survey to determine which wireless networks are broadcasting on what channels. WIFI channels typically overlap and the 3 non shared channels are 1,6 & 11. Ideally if you don't have any WIFI networks using Channel 1 this is the channel you want to use as it only has one side band and is typically never a default channel on a Wifi network. So perform a speed test on each of the 3 channels and pick the fastest one. Typically I like to see WIFI radios operate on Channel 1 where possible. I find the 5Ghz devices have less interference and tend to run a lot more reliably as less devices use them and they operate on higher frequencies with more bandwidth. Also the 5GHz band has 23 available channels for devices vs the 3 available on the 2.4 GHz band.
  2. In Topic: trouble accessing router admin page

    14 June 2019 - 03:14 PM

    View PostMark, on 14 June 2019 - 02:59 PM, said:

    But its showing the same public 72.xxx that you said was from lack of security. As far back as I can remember, 72.xxx has always been handed out by TWC/Spectrum.

    Yes it was because of a lack of security because that number was coming from your computer. Now its coming from your Router which is why you have a local private IP as well which you never had before. Your PC has what is called a Private IP Address using a subnet of either 192.168.0.x or 192.168.1.x. Your public IP of 72.x.x.x is coming from your WAN port on your Router. Now it sounds like you've finally set it up properly. Good job!
  3. In Topic: trouble accessing router admin page

    14 June 2019 - 02:55 PM

    View PostMark, on 14 June 2019 - 02:24 PM, said:

    When I go to this site it shows my public and local IP addresses. Is that normal or bad news for security. In the past I only went to this site for their speed test. I never paid attention if both addresses were shown before or not.

    That is normal, it is because you were never behind a private network before and you are now.
  4. In Topic: Steam - does anyone else is getting this?

    13 June 2019 - 08:03 PM

    View PostLazy Dog, on 13 June 2019 - 07:56 PM, said:

    no i'm not, read my previous comment, aparently is caused by a Steam update. Thanks anyway :D

    Gotta love those random updates which infect your system with unwanted changes. I remember the days when they use to release a product and it just worked as advertised. Long gone are those days. But back then the software was no where near as complicated and you couldn't infect your system with the internet because no one had it.
  5. In Topic: Steam - does anyone else is getting this?

    13 June 2019 - 07:54 PM

    View PostLazy Dog, on 13 June 2019 - 07:51 PM, said:

    i don't have a controller connected, only keyboard and mouse, it's not that.

    are you using the Big Picture Mode ?

    In your Steam settings, and under "In-game" uncheck the box that says "Use the Big Picture Mode overlay when using a Steam Controller from the desktop"

    Regardless if you have a Joystick or not just check the settings. This is obviously a setting in your steam app that is launching the on screen keyboard.


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