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Connecting to my neighbors router (wired not wirelesss)

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Connecting to my neighbors router (wired not wirelesss)

If I type in the IP of my default gateway into my browser, I get my neighbor's router.  I know this because on the first screen it shows my neighbor's SSID and my administrative login and password do not work.  How can I force my wired computers to connect to my router?  I've rebooted dozens of times.  

Thanks.

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Re: Connecting to my neighbors router (wired not wirelesss)

Can't see how that is possible if you are hardwired to your own router ? And access IP addresses are non- routable therefore they can't traverse the internet.
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Re: Connecting to my neighbors router (wired not wirelesss)

Are you sure you don't have WiFi turned on somehow and are connecting to their router via WiFi?

Joe V
(not a Comcast employee, just another paying customer)
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Re: Connecting to my neighbors router (wired not wirelesss)


@jav6joev wrote:

Are you sure you don't have WiFi turned on somehow and are connecting to their router via WiFi?


That would make it show up on their router, and they would not be able to sign on to it. Also; there is no list found when entering "wired devices". All devices would show up for "wired" home network when checking the computer at home for their own devices.

 

The OP needs to make sure the device, TV, is connected with Ethernet cable, checked for "wired" connection, and (ID if needed) and password (if needed) is entered to connect.

Regular Contributor

Re: Connecting to my neighbors router (wired not wirelesss)

What if you disconnect your router's network connection and then try accessing the admin web page from a wired connection?  Isolating from the wired network would eliminate that path from the discussion or confirm it.

Joe V
(not a Comcast employee, just another paying customer)
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Re: Connecting to my neighbors router (wired not wirelesss)

Here is an update:

As stated above, I can connect to my neighbor's router.  At one point I logged into my router, left to go Google search something, went back to the IP address of my router a few moments later, but my neighbor's router appeared already logged in.  I changed the subnet of my neighbor's DHCP lease pool to 10.0.0.x and logged out.  I then logged into my router, changed the subnet of my router DHCP to 10.1.1.x and logged out.  However, over several days, I noticed my wired and wireless computers in my house would periodically get 10.0.0.x addresses.  I turned off the WiFi completely on my Comcast router and forced the Comcast router to only give out one address, 10.1.1.2. Then I installed a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway with the WAN side 10.1.1.2, LAN side 10.1.2.x a UniFi Switch, and UniFi Access Points. To this day, my UniFi system will tell me there is a rogue DHCP server at 10.0.0.1.  I blocked the MAC of 10.0.0.1 in the UniFi firewall settings but it is upsetting to me that it is even detected.  I know I am double NATing, but so far there has been no observable issue and my speeds are satisfactory and I no longer see unrecognized MAC addresses on my network. 

 

On a side note, I started to experience periodic slow connectivity and 'page could not be found' messages.  Using PingPlotter and NetUpTimeMonitor I could see the Comcast DHCP servers are down several tens to hundreds of times a day for a few seconds.    I changed all my DHCP servers to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 and this problem went away.  For example, this is today's log of Comcast DHCP downtime:

6/1/2018 12:39:19 AM 0:00:10
6/1/2018 2:11:19 AM 0:00:08
6/1/2018 5:16:02 AM 0:00:08
6/1/2018 5:46:39 AM 0:00:07
6/1/2018 6:17:15 AM 0:00:05
6/1/2018 7:18:51 AM 0:00:05
6/1/2018 7:49:36 AM 0:00:10
6/1/2018 8:20:13 AM 0:00:10
6/1/2018 8:51:14 AM 0:00:09
6/1/2018 9:22:13 AM 0:00:07
6/1/2018 9:53:09 AM 0:00:05
6/1/2018 10:24:03 AM 0:00:09
6/1/2018 10:55:04 AM 0:00:08
6/1/2018 11:26:12 AM 0:00:06
6/1/2018 11:56:59 AM 0:00:06
6/1/2018 12:27:53 PM 0:00:06
6/1/2018 12:30:29 PM 0:27:32
6/1/2018 12:58:40 PM 0:00:07
6/1/2018 1:29:29 PM 0:00:05
6/1/2018 2:00:28 PM 0:00:08
6/1/2018 2:31:30 PM 0:00:06
6/1/2018 3:02:11 PM 0:00:05
6/1/2018 3:33:11 PM 0:00:09
6/1/2018 4:35:16 PM 0:00:09
6/1/2018 5:06:13 PM 0:00:06
6/1/2018 5:36:54 PM 0:00:08