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What is this "wan0_xipaddr", and why is it showing up in the GUI?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by smasher, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. smasher

    smasher Regular Contributor

    Jun 21, 2019
    Router: ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-AC68U 384.15_0

    My ISP has me double-NATed, so I've got both an internal IP address and a public IP address.

    I can see my internal IP address with:
    nvram get wan0_ipaddr
    I can see my public IP address with:
    nvram get wan0_realip_ip
    But, when I check the "Internet status" via the router's GUI, I see the correct internal IP address and an address below it that is not my public IP address, 169.254.xx.xx.

    That address can also be found with:
    nvram get wan0_xipaddr
    Questions: What is the wan0_xipaddr, and why is it displayed in the GUI where I'd expect to see wan0_realip_ip?


    This may or may not be related to the GUI perpetually showing "Lease time = Renewing...", and, "Lease expires = Expired", even though I'm connected and online.
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

    Mar 31, 2014
    You are using PPPoE so the 169.254.xx.xx address is the point to point interface address. That's normal.

    The 100.64. address would normally be your "public" (WAN) IP address, although in this case it is actually a CGNAT address.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2020
    EventPhotoMan likes this.
  3. EventPhotoMan

    EventPhotoMan Very Senior Member

    Mar 29, 2018
    YOu ever thought about charging? LOL