XIM Community

People who know about internet / routers / modems, please help  (Read 1158 times)

Offline LolPop

  • I am potato
  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 1184
    • View Profile
**** Note, all the IPs provided are made up


Here is the deal. I have my MODEM that's provided by my service provider. I have "bridging" enabled on one of the ports. That port goes into a ROUTER.


I was using that ROUTER with MAC address clone enabled to bypass my twitter ban.


Anyway, last time I used this, with the exact setup described above, my IP when connected to the router was always SIGNIFICANTLY different from the IP given to me when using the modem. For example, if I connected to the modem my IP was let's say 132.41.x.x. and when I connected to the router, my IP would be something like let's say 25.8.x.x. and every time I changed the mac address on the router, my ip would change once again to something completely different, let's say I change the mac address and my ip goes from "25.8.x.x" to "52.21.x.x".


I didn't use this for a few months now but I just decided to go back on twitter and I am having a problem. I still have that bridged port enabled, I still have everything the way it was but all the IPs I keep getting are very similar to my modem address and they don't change much when I change the mac address. For example, my modem's IP is let's say 162.8.10.254 and then the IP I get from my bridged router is something very similar like 162.8.12.250. It doesn't matter whether I change the MAC address, only the IP's last set or the last two sets of digits change - the first 2 sets - 162.8 remain.

I tried resetting both my router and modem, I re-enabled everything and it's still the same. I did notice that my modem had a stupid firmware update 2 months ago but that's the only thing I can find.


Another thing I noticed is when using the router with a VPN, the VPN is way slower than it should be. It wasn't like this before either. It's not the router, because I tried and different one and same thing.



Here is a clear representation of what I'm talking about:

BEFORE:
132.41.1.180 (Connected directly to the modem)
25.8.72.25 (connected to the bridged router)
change MAC address
52.80.1.130
change MAC address
171.81.10.1
change MAC address
21.30.4.111
etc.. the IPs just kept changing - that's what I want

NOW
132.41.1.180 (Connected directly to the modem)
132.41.2.160 (connected to the bridged router)
change MAC address
132.41.2.165
change MAC address
132.41.5.110
change MAC address
132.41.3.170
etc.



Anyone know what this means ? I don't really know much about these things to go into the advanced settings and try to figure it out on my own. I need some kind of a clue lol. I will also contact my ISP when I can and see what they have to say.
« Last Edit: 11:58 PM - 05/21/19 by LolPop »

Offline antithesis

  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 14297
    • View Profile
    • Mod Squad
I stopped reading at "bypass my Twitter ban"... :o

Official Australian distributor for
XIM NEXUS, XIM APEX, Titan One & Titan Two at Mod Squad
XIM APEX demos on Twitch and YouTube. Follow Twitter for live stream alerts

Offline LolPop

  • I am potato
  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 1184
    • View Profile
never mind
« Last Edit: 05:08 AM - 05/22/19 by LolPop »

Offline LolPop

  • I am potato
  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 1184
    • View Profile
I stopped reading at "bypass my Twitter ban"... :o

And yes I am banned for life on twitter. It's been like that for years.

Offline WarCat

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 104
    • View Profile
Information Technology Specialist here.. what you are describing is private IP vs public IP, private IP addresses for most routers / modems will be 192.168.0.1 or the last two octets may be 1.1 or 2.1 for example. This is standard for MOST routers, and these are your private IP addresses. The reason for this, is if every device in the world had its own public IP addresses, there wouldn’t be enough to go around with the current version of Internet Protocol (IPv4) which is why IPv6 was invented, but that is not fully implemented and it is in hexadecimal format. If you’re banned from Twitter, it is likely an IP ban, changing your private IP address will not fix your problem because Twitter will only see your public IP. A good way to test this is to go to a website like IPChicken.com (this will give you your public  IP address. Write it down, then go to windows, open command prompt and type IPconfig. If your numbers are not the same then you are using a private IP address that is being converted to public.

I would not recommend using a VPN, it sounds like you may have gotten lucky and had a good server close to you, but it will always be slower as your network traffic is being routed elsewhere (along with everyone else who uses the service) processed, then sent to where it needs to go.

If you are banned by MAC address rather than IP, why not just buy a new $20 network card? This is where your MAC is tied to, and it is unique to all cards. All you have to do is unscrew the current one from your PCiE port and pop it out, replace it, new MAC. Or try downloading a MAC address spoofer, but they can be a little tricky.

Offline LolPop

  • I am potato
  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 1184
    • View Profile
Information Technology Specialist here.. what you are describing is private IP vs public IP, private IP addresses for most routers / modems will be 192.168.0.1 or the last two octets may be 1.1 or 2.1 for example. This is standard for MOST routers, and these are your private IP addresses. The reason for this, is if every device in the world had its own public IP addresses, there wouldn’t be enough to go around with the current version of Internet Protocol (IPv4) which is why IPv6 was invented, but that is not fully implemented and it is in hexadecimal format. If you’re banned from Twitter, it is likely an IP ban, changing your private IP address will not fix your problem because Twitter will only see your public IP. A good way to test this is to go to a website like IPChicken.com (this will give you your public  IP address. Write it down, then go to windows, open command prompt and type IPconfig. If your numbers are not the same then you are using a private IP address that is being converted to public.

I would not recommend using a VPN, it sounds like you may have gotten lucky and had a good server close to you, but it will always be slower as your network traffic is being routed elsewhere (along with everyone else who uses the service) processed, then sent to where it needs to go.

If you are banned by MAC address rather than IP, why not just buy a new $20 network card? This is where your MAC is tied to, and it is unique to all cards. All you have to do is unscrew the current one from your PCiE port and pop it out, replace it, new MAC. Or try downloading a MAC address spoofer, but they can be a little tricky.



thx

The IP i'm talking about are public IPs. (taken directly from google)


Changing my public IP through the MAC address clone setting on my bridged router, as well as creating new user account on the computer and starting fresh usually works with almost anything.


Basically it used to let me completely change my public IP on the bridged router (ALL its digits), now only the last 2 sets of digits change and I don't think that's good. Like instead of going from 132.68.7.12 to something like 48.1.16.81, it goes from 132.68.7.12 to 132.68.6.13. I've tried it over and over again.


There are still a few things I need to test to see if they work and I will when I have the time.

« Last Edit: 07:07 AM - 05/22/19 by LolPop »

Offline WarCat

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 104
    • View Profile
May be an issue with your ISP preventing this then. You have no control over what IP address is assigned to you. The ISP authorizes your modem to connect to their service and it then uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to obtain the IP address from the ISP. They will unlikely give you a static IP as that would reserve it ONLY for you. Whatever the case, it sounds like it is caused by a change from the ISP (could be something like a reduction in redundant routers for better efficiency)

You might have an easier time contacting twitter support to see if they will unban you. Is the reason that you’re banned that severe? If so then it’s probably best to avoid such social media platforms.

Offline LolPop

  • I am potato
  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 1184
    • View Profile
I will contact the ISP tomorrow and yes I was banned for multiple reasons. Attacking and trash talking people just for fun, at the time I also had around 50,000 fake followers on that account. I tried to get myself unbanned but it didn't work.

Thx for the info.

Offline slickrick

  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 695
    • View Profile
I stopped reading at "bypass my Twitter ban"... :o
   LOL

Offline antithesis

  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 14297
    • View Profile
    • Mod Squad
What exactly does this have to do with XIM? I fail to see why this is relevant on the XIM forums..
Cos LolPop...and General Discussion is for any topic.

Official Australian distributor for
XIM NEXUS, XIM APEX, Titan One & Titan Two at Mod Squad
XIM APEX demos on Twitch and YouTube. Follow Twitter for live stream alerts

Offline LolPop

  • I am potato
  • MVP
  • *
  • Posts: 1184
    • View Profile
It has all been taken care of now. I called my ISP and they fixed it. I can now change my IP to something completely different whenever I want (as long as I'm connected to the router), while keeping the original IP for all other devices connected directly to the modem.

This is exactly what I wanted and what I had before.

Offline BlueAid

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 380
    • View Profile
What did you do to get banned on Twitter
Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma v2 TKL | Glorious Model O Wireless | Corsair MM350

Xbox Series X | PlayStation 4 Pro | Xbox One S | PS3 | Xbox 360

XIM APEX | XIM 4 | XIM Edge

Top 500 Overwatch | Apex Predator | SBMM ruins games