Looking through the settings I see that my DHCP lease time is reducing (currently down to 21 hours or so). The IP address is currently set at 192.168.1.xx. Where the questions asks “Always use this address” The answer is No
Can anyone please explain whether or not this is correct. I really would like my router to be set up correctly and am concerned that I may have gone wrong somewhere.
This is OK. After the 21 hours expires your router should renew the lease. It will more than likely give you the same IP address as well. Some routers can be flakey though and worst case scenario is that you will have to reboot the router which should solve any problems. If it is working then just leave it alone!
To follow on from quiller. The 192 etc address is the LAN or WAN IP address. The internet IP address will be something else. If you look at your router's configuration pages and under Broadband connection you should be able to see under Internet your external IP address.
A faster router will not speed up your connection. It is dictated by the distance and quality of your phone line from the telephone exchange and the actual service you receive, in your case 2mbps. The biggest difference you would notice is if you plugged the router directly into the main BT socket and disconnected all other telephone equipment (including your Sky box) That will give you the best reading possible for your line. If it is vastly different from what you are now getting then there is a problem with your extension wiring. Also, make sure that every telephone socket which has something in it has a good microfilter (including your Sky box)
Thanks Ditch999. But I had my wiring done by BT last year. Only have one socket, with a gold standard filter on. I agree about the 2mbps except that I seem locked into a 1750 kbps bras profile. I dont have Sky and my sync speed is 448/2560.
Thank you for responding though.
Regards - Barmoor
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