BUT when I check my ip address on sites like http://whatismyipaddress.com/, it still shows that Cox is still my IP. May be a stupid question, but: WHY?
I suspect it's some leftover IP and/or MAC address "trace" or the like. And I don't think Cox even has wireless internet in this area yet.
In addition, when I go to my wireless network connection, that gives me Another IP address--one which turns up bogus when I enter it in an IP address check site. WHY?
Could someone explain any of this to me in "Newbie" lingo. Thanks for any help.