I am having difficulty every time I go to the Internet in getting access to your server. I get an Automatic Private Address of 126.96.36.199. If I disable the connection and re enable it, conection is made to 192.168.1.2 and the system works well at speeds of about 11 Mb/sec. I am using a D-Link DSL-2640R, and XP.
I spoke to one of the Tech reps about this and he guided me through setting up the Winsock, but after this the PC would not run and I had to reboot using a previously used config.
Can the Tech reps set up my router from their end? If not can you send me a list of the settings required.
If this call was not made by you to Talk Talk about an issue with your Broadband, then it sounds like you may have been the victim of a scam.
You do not need to change Winsock settings to connect to the Talk Talk network, and no talk talk employee would/should have asked you to do this!
They do not require you to change computer settings to access the internet, they only give advice about the router, not your computer settings.
The address that you keep getting is a USA registered address, If you have Anti-virus installed on your computer RUN IT NOW you will have been infected most likely, and your browser is trying to be re-directed.
I have found this free tool that will re-set your winsock settings to their 'proper' settings for you, run the scan first though, after you have scanned and re-set winsock with this free tool, you will need to re-boot for the changes top take effect.
Just to confirm, did you call TalkTalk and were advised to adjust the Winsock settings, or were you called by someone?
Tech support do not generally provide advice on Winsock, they may occasionally advise to reset the winsock settings. If you have made changes to the Winsock settings, then you can reset the Winsock which should it restore it back to default.
I am connected in Wired State. I ran Spyware Doctor with Antivurus, No errors. I then ran the suggested Winsock fix and Rebooted, and the connection re-established itself as 192.168.1.2 and the system works OK. When I switched the router Off and rebooted I got the same Automatic Private Address of 188.8.131.52. When I disabled the connection and re enabled it, the conection was made to 192.168.1.2 and the system is now working OK.
Why am I gettiong this Automatic Private Address of 184.108.40.206 instead of the correct one?
Are you re-setting the router and getting the error, or are you re-setting the connection on the computer?
If it is the computer then I think you need to check your hosts file for this erroneous IP address, this is a common malware trick.
Open a windows explorer window at the C:\ drive, type '
hosts' (without the quotes) in to the search bar, and when it finds the hosts file for you, right click on it and choose 'open with notepad', in the list you 'should' as a rule only have a few loopback IP's, such as 127.0.01.
If you see any references to this 'rogue' IP address, delete them from the list, as I say, that IP is registered as being in the USA, hence my suspicion that it is 'up to no good'.
If there is nothing in the 'hosts file', check your settings for the internet connection in control panel, the IPv4 settings should be set to 'obtain IP automatically' and 'obtain DNS automatically'
When I Switch on the PC during switch on of the system the Network assigns this incorrect IP address. This does not happen when I change back to the Huawei HG 520b. I changed to the D-Link as I get 11Mb/s on the D-Link as opposed to 6Mb/s on the Huawei
I checked my hosts file and there were no unusual IP addresses mentioned there.
This problem goes away when I use the Huawei HG520b. I switched to my D-Link DSL 2640R as I got 11Mb/s as opposed to 6.5 Mb/s from the Huawei. Is the set up of the D-Link correct for switch on time? Can the Techs change it or can I?
As it only happens on the D-Link, it suggests a router issue, the easiest step to try first is to reset the router to 'factory' defaults, there is a small reset hole by the power switch, press gently in the hole with a paperclip till you feel/hear a small click, hold this in for about 10 seconds.
This will reset the router, you may need to re-insert the talk talk network information in the router after this, to log in to the D-Link, type this in a web browser;
192.168.1.1 At the prompt, the user name and password are both
admin this is case sensitive, If you see the 'tarffic lights', click on 'advanced' and say yes to the prompt, you should then be at the routers own internal web pages, the settings you need to check are;
DNS settings: Leave these blank or 0.0.0.0 so the settings are provided automatically from the network
Encapsulation: PPP over ATM (PPPoA). VC-MUX
You will also need your TalkTalk Broadband username and password. You'll find these in the welcome letter we sent. If you cannot find your welcome letter and cannot remember your broadband username and password, you can call free of charge from a TalkTalk landline on
0870 0875 562 to retrieve them.
The settings will be in the WAN and DHCP sections in that router if memory serves correctly.
You can set any name (SSID) and password you want for the wireless network, you will need to use the same details to log on wirelessly for all the wireless devices you want to connect to the roputer. Use WPA2 as the encryption type, as this is the most secure.
I am having difficulty every time I go to the Internet in getting access to your server. I get an Automatic Private Address of 220.127.116.11.
This IP is perfectly normal and I don't think its a malware infection. If for some reason your computer cant make contact with a DHCP server and obtain an IP lease, Windows will automatic assign an IP within the 169.254.0.0 - 169.254.255.255 range. More information can be found here
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link-local_address However, if Windows is assigning you an Automatic address this means that the DHCP server is not working, or Windows is not configured correctly(More likely).
Firstly, in Network Connections menu click on the LAN connection and select Properties. Now in the TCP/IP settings make sure it is set to "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server automatically"
I tried setting the static addresses as you said, but could not find the Internet, even after disabling and re-enabling the connection.
the automatic DNS address button was greyed over and it appeared to be asking for Prefered and Alternate DNS addresses