08-03-2012 09:35 AM
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08-03-2012 10:00 AM - edited 08-03-2012 10:02 AM
1. Yes. Not just could have, but definitely.
2. No. Also definitely.
And disconnecting then reconnecting the wire between the router and the PC will cause no security issues.
08-04-2012 08:36 AM
08-04-2012 11:16 AM - edited 08-04-2012 11:18 AM
That's the normal IP for many brands of consumer routers, and it looks like it is acting as your DHCP server, like it should.
Mine has 192.168.1.1 instead of your 192.168.0.1 for both those entires. Those two are the most common IP:s for consumer routers.
08-07-2012 01:26 AM - edited 08-07-2012 01:26 AM
It shouldn't be 192.168.0.1 in the first place, because that is your router, and your PC can't have the same IP. It was probably 192.168.0.2 before the network cable was pulled. That IP isn't released by the router immediately when the PC disappears, though, so when the network cable was reattached, the router couldn't give the old IP back to the PC, instead giving it the next in line, that is 192.168.0.3. So yes, everything you have described sounds normal.
08-07-2012 03:11 PM
08-07-2012 04:07 PM
Not sure why 192.168.0.2 is not shown attached to anything, but it sounds like that still is not a problem, eh?
Local IP addresses are assigned to devices on your network by your router as needed. There is no special significance to any particular address. They are assigned so the router can keep track of what goes where. Whether your computer, printer or iPhone is assigned 1.2.3 or 4 makes no difference - it is just a way for the router to keep track of all the devices.
08-07-2012 04:40 PM