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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    There's a very good chance that your modem that you rent from your ISP has been updated as needed but probably done so remotely and in the wee small hours of the morning when you were sound asleep and probably done so quite a while ago.

    You could always give them a call if you want to really check.
    Thank you for all the help!


    Quote Originally Posted by RadDave View Post
    Hi Gramek - I've been out of the loop for a page or so, but you are delving into issues that I'm not sure you really know - true?

    If you understand IP addressing, e.g. IPv4, then IP addresses may be assigned to a number of locales, especially public vs. private - now there are three reserved for private IP addressing as shown in the chart below (Source) - many router producers use the 192.168.x.x range for their use, i.e. for communicating w/ their configuration program on your computer - that is the type of URL you left above - for myself, it brought me to my Arris modem but provided no 'dangerous' information - for others, it might enter their router's configuration app - NOW, one of the other ranges is 10.x.x.x which is used by Apple routers, such as the one I own (an AirPort Extreme) - my suggestion to you is not to post URLs that you don't understand - other non-suspecting members may click on one that is potentially malicious - just saying. Dave
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    Sorry! I found it in manual for router display page and it was public website, had no idea that could be dangerous!
    How could it be then? I'd like an explanation because I am amateur. Would such modem IP address open something else for another user? Like porn website?

    Would opening modem page like that be damaging to modem/computer? Would just viewing your modem data page be dangerous to something? As I found it in public forum, it can't possibly be used to hack into or something?

    (You opened a can of worms, Dave! Now I need to know! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramek View Post
    Sorry! I found it in manual for router display page and it was public website, had no idea that could be dangerous!
    How could it be then? I'd like an explanation because I am amateur. Would such modem IP address open something else for another user? Like porn website?

    Would opening modem page like that be damaging to modem/computer? Would just viewing your modem data page be dangerous to something? As I found it in public forum, it can't possibly be used to hack into or something?

    (You opened a can of worms, Dave! Now I need to know! )
    Hi Gramek - LOL! I'm not the one w/ the can opener? Plus, Patrick has already 'poo-poo' my even mentioning the issue. To understand those private network URL numbers, simply read the link given in my previous post - nothing secretive or magical. For many years, I used Linksys routers and their URL to enter the 'configuration/setup app' via a browser was 192.168.1.1 - see HERE - the only potential danger is for a router user to enter their device's setup program w/o knowing or understanding its purpose and make changes that could change the behavior of the router. SO, not to worry and not that important to be a 'big deal' - Dave
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    (You opened a can of worms, Dave! Now I need to know! )
    O.K., so i'm not Dave, but maybe this bit of info may help understand the modem ID.

    And don't miss of skip this part:
    Why Your Home Router is 192.168.1.1
    "Every website, router, and computer has an IP address. It is how computers uniquely identify themselves on a network or on the Internet. Typically, in a home network, your router assigns one to your computer. How does it make sure the IP address on your home computer is not the same as one on the Internet? There actually is a list of numbers that is reserved for private use (home, office, corporate, etc.). They are never used for a public website. While the details of how IP numbers are used is intricate, the ranges of reserved numbers are straight forward: …"

    http://www.ghacks.net/2011/04/29/why...s-192-168-1-1/






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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    And don't miss of skip this part:
    Why Your Home Router is 192.168.1.1
    "Every website, router, and computer has an IP address...........the ranges of reserved numbers are straight forward: "

    http://www.ghacks.net/2011/04/29/why...s-192-168-1-1/
    Hi Patrick - nice link - I provided one also on the previous page along w/ a chart showing the IP address ranges of the 3 'private' offerings (i.e. IPv4) - we've been concentrating on the 192.168.x.x range, but for many of us using Apple routers, such as myself, the 10.x.x.x range is used - as an example, I just scanned my home network w/ an app on my iPad - 13 devices were detected (have a few others that are not on), all w/ a 10.x.x.x IP number assigned; of course, my router (AirPort Extreme) gets the usual gateway number, i.e. 10.0.1.1 - the attached pic shows the router IP assignments - I've blanked out my network's name - amazing how many electronics, printers, etc. received a number - do not have any appliances/electrical/etc. which are Wi-Fi compatible, but may in the future? So, just some added information for those who have an Apple router and may not be familiar w/ their home network IP addressing - Dave
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