Re: Changing a router's IP address required a call to SBC! Why?!
- From: Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 11:36:14 -0700
On 19 Sep 2005 11:16:27 -0700, benn686@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>My friend recently changed his router's wireless IP address but after
>that, his wireless laptop failed to connect to establish a connection
>(although it had winXP setup for DHCP).
>Anyways, he ended up having to call the router people, who told him to
>call sbc, they apparently made some change (bridge? PPP?) and then he
>called back the router people, and then it all worked.
>I couldnt for the life of me explain what happened... why should
>changing your router's ip address cause such a fuss, Ive changed it
>dozens of times with no problems, and have never had to call sbc.
>Anyone venture to guess what they did and why?
Sure. Did he have 5 static IP address service from SBC with a Netopia
3346 (or similar) router? If so, the IP addresses need to be
programmed into the WAN config page in the router. The change may
have been going from a bridged static IP account, to one of the
stupidly implimented "sticky IP" accounts that use routeing instead of
bridging and require a special router. That's a major change but can
be done remotely if they know the MAC address of the router.
Jeff Liebermann jeffl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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