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sour11

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I recently built a new PC, and wanted to connect my PC to my MSI Command Center mobile app. I needed my IP address, so I looked it up and for some reason it's not what it looked like a few months ago. Instead of the normal format, "ie:192.168.1.254", its saying my IP is: 2601:87:4001:d811:bc02:741c:d11f:d178 . :headscratch: Why so long and weird looking? I've also noticed my internet can be very slow at times, not sure if it is just a coincidence, or has anything to do with this. I read online that this could mean a number of things including a trojan that routes your internet through a proxy or something. Can anyone explain why my IP looks like this, and anything I can do to fix, or help speed up my internet if this indeed has something to do with effecting my speed? Thanks!


Edited by sour11, 25 October 2015 - 10:29 PM.

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The long address is IPv6.  192.168.1.254 is IPv4.  You should normally have both by default on any PC newer than XP.  IPCONFIG from a Command Prompt will give you both your IPv4 and IPv6.

 

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Windows IP Configuration
 
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : attlocal.net
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2602:306:ced8:5da0:fce8:8b90:4e19:fa1a
   Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2602:306:ced8:5da0:4536:ae9b:6f18:a28c
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::fce8:8b90:4e19:fa1a%11
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.78  <=========================IPv4 that you want.
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::bae6:25ff:fec5:4309%11
                                       192.168.1.254  <============================IPv4 Gateway
 
 
 

 

If you think you have malware then you should post in the malware forum.  Make sure you post your FRST logs (see the top post in the  Malware forum for instructions.)


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Here is my IPCONFIG. My IPv4 still looks weird. Does it look like anything is weird to you? So when using things that need my IP, should I use 4 or 6?
 
 
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : hsd1.comcast.net.
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2601:87:4001:d811:d8fa:2161:1331:127b
   Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2601:87:4001:d811:4594:e004:b87b:f599
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d8fa:2161:1331:127b%8
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.36
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5e57:1aff:fe15:5421%8
                                       10.0.0.1

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Use IPv4:  The 10 net is often used instead of 192.168....

 

  IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.36
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1

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Use IPv4:  The 10 net is often used instead of 192.168....

 

  IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.36
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1

 

 

 

Oh ok I see. I had no clue any type of change went down involving ip addresses. So just to get it straight, my IP address is: 10.0.0.36 , and as long as I put that any program that needs my IP will recognize that? 


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Yes, as long as you are talking about a local area network.  The 10 (and 192.168) addresses can not be used on the Internet.  They have to use NAT (Network Address  Translation ) to go out on the Internet but your router will take care of that for you.


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