I have the following network setup:
PC -> Router (local network) -> Modem (126.96.36.199) -> Internet
The LAN DNS is configured (via dhcp):
dns 1: ISP dns 1 dns 2: ISP dns 2 dns 3: Router
My Public IP (example):
When I visit
http://188.8.131.52 from my local (router's) network, it resolves to my router login page. Strange.
If I visit
http://184.108.40.206 from an external network it doesn't resolve anything (as to be expected).
I ran a
tracert from my local network and I get 1 hop that just resolves to my ISP.
> tracert 220.127.116.11 Tracing route to aaa-123-123-123-123.isp.com [18.104.22.168] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms aaa-123-123-123-123.isp.com [22.214.171.124]
When I run a
tracert from an external network I get a lot of hops (as expected).
1 7 ms 1 ms 1 ms xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 2 115 ms 41 ms 35 ms xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 3 169 ms 41 ms 37 ms xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 4 76 ms 75 ms 43 ms xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ...
How is my request for
126.96.36.199 (an external ip address) being routed directly to my router on the local network and why?