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WHS multiple IP addresses in router. Can someone please explain? RRS feed

  • Question

  • For some reason my router DIR-655 lists multiple IP addresses for the WHS server.  Should I assign a static IP address to correct this?  It is under a DHCP now.  Remote access works fine and I can always access the service thru the same IP on the local LAN.

    IP AddressName (if any)MAC
         
    192.168.0.172 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.173 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.174 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.175 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.176 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.177 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.178 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45

    It makes no sense to me.

    Thanks

    Todd

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 1:15 PM

Answers

  • I believe my connecting over the VPN then running a virtual windows XP computer may be causing the multiple IPs on the router.  I am out town and have been using a VPN to access my home network.  Below is someone elses response from another site that had the same issue.

            I ended up figuring out what my problem was, each time I 
            connect to my VPN the server, x.x.x.3 is on the router dhcp
            log, then the vpn itself has one, x.x.x.14, and then the client
            connecting to the vpn gets its own IP, thats where all the IPs
            were coming from.

    When I get home, I will have to reset the router but that has got to be it.
    Todd
    • Marked as answer by Todd Hoffman Saturday, December 5, 2009 1:55 PM
    Saturday, December 5, 2009 1:55 PM

All replies

  • It looks to me like your server keeps requesting a new DHCP lease before the previous lease expires. Are you using something like Lights Out which puts your server into a power saving state?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 1:53 PM
    Moderator
  • I am not running Lights Out or anything to put it in a low power state.  It does not seem to have any effect on it but would like to get rid of all the extra ip's.  Do you think going with a Static one would fix it?
    Todd
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 11:33 PM
  • It should, but there will still be the question of why it happened in the first place.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 2:04 PM
    Moderator
  • I changed the IP to a static one which works fine.  The static one is 192.168.0.194 and does not even show in the router.

    IP Address Name (if any) MAC
    192.168.0.160 iPod-2 00:23:32:09:5b:bf
    192.168.0.166 H-PC 00:1a:92:42:79:bb
    192.168.0.167 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.168 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.169 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.170 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.171 xponwhs 00:03:ff:a4:e2:45
    192.168.0.172 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.173 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.174 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.175 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.176 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.177 onlineserver 00:26:18:a6:e2:45
    192.168.0.185 Other 00:23:54:a3:6a:f2
    192.168.0.186 Brandon-PC 00:24:1d:2a:8f:1d
    192.168.0.199 xponwhs 00:03:ff:a7:e2:45
    Todd
    Thursday, December 3, 2009 2:23 AM
  • I believe my connecting over the VPN then running a virtual windows XP computer may be causing the multiple IPs on the router.  I am out town and have been using a VPN to access my home network.  Below is someone elses response from another site that had the same issue.

            I ended up figuring out what my problem was, each time I 
            connect to my VPN the server, x.x.x.3 is on the router dhcp
            log, then the vpn itself has one, x.x.x.14, and then the client
            connecting to the vpn gets its own IP, thats where all the IPs
            were coming from.

    When I get home, I will have to reset the router but that has got to be it.
    Todd
    • Marked as answer by Todd Hoffman Saturday, December 5, 2009 1:55 PM
    Saturday, December 5, 2009 1:55 PM