I just purchased a static IP package from my ISP, and was told the IP was something like
24.x.x.x. And they assigned the static IP to the modem.
So, if I plug my cable modem directly to my laptop, and google for "what is my IP", it indeed shows
However, if I put the cable modem LAN cable in my router, and then connect my laptop through my router WiFi, and google for what my IP is, I get a completely different IP, something like
Why is this happening? The whole goal of purchasing a static IP was that it was the same all the time, and I could just setup port forwarding as I see fit in my router. Can anyone please explain? At this point I'm not even sure the
205.x.x.x is a static IP address, and I don't believe so.
If it's that way, is there a way to make sure that even if I go through my router, that it gets the
24.x.x.x IP address?
The setup on my router is set to "Automatic Configuration DHCP". And while discussing with my ISP tech support they said that they could see the static IP actually assigned to the modem. What I wonder is, if I change the router setup to static IP, and specify it, what'd happen with the modem, if they are thinking/looking to assign the IP to the modem and not the router?