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Route print table shows an unknown network...am I being hacked?!?

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I am currently doing a little experimentation with the ROUTE ADD command and used ROUTE PRINT to view if the command worked. A completely unknown IP address is listed here and is in no way whatsoever connected with me, the company or anything else as its way out of any scope I know of.
I will not list the IP for obvious reasons but it is pingable and when I put it into internet explorer I get an ADSL router home page where I logged in with default credentials!

Should I be worried about this because I have a feeling someone is using my work computer as a zombie or whatever they are called!

The only other explanation I could have had is that I am currently using a torrent tracker (to download Linux stuff...honestly!), I have looked at the peer connections and some IP's are similar but not the same.
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by:albuitra
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If the subnet is something like 169.254, is normal
It is the default when a DHCP client can't get a response
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by:PVUK
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No I know that IP address, as an example our internal network here is 172.16.6.xxx. This ip address is 59.99.xx.xx netmask is 255.255.255.255 and the gateway is our firewall
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use netstat -n
find the IP and verify the remote port, and the local port
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by:PVUK
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I left work at 5pm last night so before I left I deleted the route. So the results of the netstat -n command do not show the IP address.

I will go and check the firewall logs to see if its listed anywhere.
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by:albuitra
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Is the torrent tracker active ?
Try with some torrents, then verify the netstat -n
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by:PVUK
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The IP address has not reappeared and nothing else suspicious either. I find it strange that only 1 IP would be logged in my route table when I was downloading several different files, each with lots of peers.
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by:PVUK
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Thanks everyone, I forgot the netstat -n command as I dont do much network stuff here. The dodgy IP address never came back so I have been unable to go any further.
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