Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:52 am Post subject: Strange internet connection query
I've a PPPOE internet connection with a username and password. The
local ISP guy has put a switch on my terrace and stretched the CAT 5 cable directly into my desktop ethernet card.
So before connecting to the net with a dialer I've an internal IP address
in the range of 192.168.0.* which is given to me by the local gateway (also a DHCP server). Once I get connected to the net I've 2 IP addresses the internal 192.168.0.* and the other live IP.
Now I've removed the CAT 5 cable frm my Ethernet card and attached the
same to my wifi router so now I get the internal IP from the wifi router in
the range of 192.168.11.* I've configured the router with my PPPOE
settings which means even if my computer is switched off my net
connection is on coz the internet wire is attached to the wifi router now.
So now heres the question, yesterday my PPPOE account expired but I
dint switch off my router and today I can still access the net even
though my account is expired!! When I check the tracert command it
shows the first hop as my wifi router then it shows all the internet
routers but NOT the local gateway which used to give me the 192.168.0.*
Does it mean that I've bypassed the local gateway?? Can they come to know that am still using an expired account?
There's no cruel intention from my side but being into IT am just
curious to know whats wrong technically coz I dont know much about the
PPPOE internet connection.
As far as DHCP is concerned I can easily extend my lease without getting disconnected coz am getting the lease by my wifi router and not the local gateway. I've even turned off my pc at night and switched it on the next day to get a new lease by my wifi router. Yes but I've kept my wifi router on since last 2 days even at nights. So what do u think is the TECHNICAL reason here if DHCP lease is not the issue?
Joined: 25 Aug 2004 Posts: 67 Location: San Francisco, California
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:08 pm Post subject:
I wasn't referring to the lease your computer is getting but the lease your modem/router is getting from the ISP. That is just a guess anyways. The point is, I wouldn't count on getting free internet service for very long.
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