ATT insisted that they need a Tech visit for getting me setup with Static IPs for my router. I am into IT and knew it is just settings in router config but ATT wouldn’t budge despite trying for 2 hours on phone.
My intent is to get static IP for my router and then do port forwarding for couple of cameras I want to access from the internet. Long story short, Tech didn’t have a clue what he was supposed to do but nevertheless got into call with their tech team and they setup the IP on the router via remote login.
Now, the Tech team did not have any experts in them, and they only know to follow the documentation to update the Static IPs in the page and check their automatic checking systems. What I was asking is why is my router showing the old public IP in the Router “Broadband->Status” page and not changing to new one that they assigned. Even WhatsmyIPAddress website also showed old IP.
However, router public subnet is showing the static IP ranges.
Question is whether my router’s public IP should show the new one or they magically only allow devices on my network to have static IPs while keeping router DHCP? (But how could that be since there are 3 static IPs which they are blocked from 8 pack that I had to order and they have assigned 1 to router, 1 to base and 1 to something else.
(I do know usually router leases the IP address, so perhaps I need to wait for 24H or so?)