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    network set up

    This is a discussion on network set up within the Mac users forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I want to make sure I have the correct settings for my ethernet connection for my Sky internet, to make ...

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      network set up

      I want to make sure I have the correct settings for my ethernet connection for my Sky internet, to make sure I am not being 'piggybacked' and that my 'internet connection is safe'

      I have been recommended using a program openDNS which I used
      208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220

      But now it can't find my IP address and it is now unknown state under location of automatic.

      I take it the IP address is only unique to me, yet according to openDNS it registers my IP address as completely different to the one which is set up in the network?

      What should the correct settings be to access sky please

      Thank you


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      Re: network set up

      OpenDNS is nothing to do with someone piggybacking you. If you're not using WiFi easiest thing is to just turn it off - then no one can get on without an Ethernet cable
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      Re: network set up

      I take it the IP address is only unique to me, yet according to openDNS it registers my IP address as completely different to the one which is set up in the network?
      Your IP address is unique to you and you can't 'set' it, it is allocated by the ISPs servers. I think you are getting mixed up with your Public and Private IPs. The former is allocated by the ISP and with Sky will be something like 90.210.238.xxx. or 2.90.216.xxx. or similar. Your Private address is the one you use within your network and most commonly will be 192.168.0.xxx. This address is not unique to you and is used by many, but as it is Private and only accessible within your network, this does not matter.

      You can find the Public address under the ADSL Port in your router's status page. You will also see a MAC address, this is unique to your router and is sent out as an identifier to the next router(in the exchange), which in turn passes its MAC on to the next router on the chain leading to the internet.

      You can find the Private address you are using at any particular time by opening a Command Prompt and typing ipconfig and hitting Enter. Your address is shown under ethernet/wireless adapter IPv4 address. If you are using Automatic configuration, this address can change depending on what you have connected to the router and when you connect to it.

      TomD


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      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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