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I switched to Rogers and the network is no longer wlan, but shows wlp2s. I used to see an ip address like 192.168.2.xx when I run

ifconfig -a

but now there is no such thing any more and the wifi device became wlp2s0, it used to be wlan0. I tried googling and cannot find anything. pasting the output with some address deletion as I do not know if it is safe to post all I see:

wlp2s0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 10.0.0.xx  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 10.0.0.255
        inet6 2607:fea8:58e1:1cb0:b4b0  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x0<global>
        inet6 fe80::9d6b:43ec:aacc  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        inet6 2607:fea8:58e1:1cb0  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x0<global>
        inet6 2607:fea8:58e1:1cb0  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x0<global>
        ether f4:b7:e2:00:ea:cc  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)

I would like to connect from filezilla on another box on my home network and need the ip address.

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    the IP address is 10.0.0.xx - note, addresses like 192.168.x.x and 10.x.x.x are "private" so no need to hide them as they won't be accessible outside your LAN Feb 28, 2023 at 1:06
  • brilliant. post that as an answer and I will acknowledge it. I thought the lan was always 192.168
    – Stephen
    Feb 28, 2023 at 3:22
  • What's your overall network look like? - Its odd that your network naming convention changed, I see 'valid' IPv6 addresses and a plausible ipv4 'lan' scoped address
    – Journeyman Geek
    Feb 28, 2023 at 3:22
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    The name is due to "predictable net names". Your ISP didn't cause this.
    – Daniel B
    Feb 28, 2023 at 5:41
  • See this answer or this for more info and links about private networks and this one about "Predictable Network Interface Names" whose introduction caused the change from wlan0 to wlp2s0.
    – cachius
    Jun 11, 2023 at 7:25

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So called "Private" (or non-routable) IP addresses come in three "ranges"

  • The familiar 192.168.x.x
  • The less familiar 10.x.x.x
  • And the rare 172.16-31.x.x

So, in your case, the IP address is the 10.0.0.xx

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  • FWIW, "less familiar" and "rare" are relative terms. Maybe they're not used in home/SOHO environments much, but they're used quite regularly in enterprise networking. Also, for the benefit of future readers: the standard that defines these "private" IPv4 ranges is RFC 1918.
    – PCjabber
    Mar 1, 2023 at 19:01

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