Hi there:
Ran a pathping query from my home computer that is connected to cox thru a gateway for google.com and found that the hop directly after my gateways local ip address is another private ip. I am not sure if this is a good thing and I was wondering if any of you would look at my results and tell me if I am being hacked. Tried to call cox to find what my next hop should be and they were unable to help in any way.


Tracing route to google.com [74.125.227.146]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
0 LeRoyLaptop.ph.cox.net [192.168.4.25]
1 192.168.4.1
2 10.240.160.1
3 wsip-184-178-205-58.ph.ph.cox.net [184.178.205.58]
4 70.169.73.24
5 chnddsrj01-ae2.0.rd.ph.cox.net [70.169.76.229]
6 langbprj02-ae2.rd.la.cox.net [68.1.1.19]
7 74.125.48.26
8 209.85.248.185
9 64.233.174.188
10 64.233.174.141
11 72.14.237.216
12 216.239.43.187
13 dfw06s17-in-f18.1e100.net [74.125.227.146]

Computing statistics for 325 seconds...
Source to Here This Node/Link
Hop RTT Lost/Sent = Pct Lost/Sent = Pct Address
0

LeRoyLaptop.ph.cox.net [192.168.4.25]
0/ 100 = 0% |
1 2ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 192.168.4.1
0/ 100 = 0% |
2 10ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 10.240.160.1
0/ 100 = 0% |
3 11ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% wsip-184-178-205-

58.ph.ph.cox.net [184.178.205.58]
0/ 100 = 0% |
4 16ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 70.169.73.24
0/ 100 = 0% |
5 20ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% chnddsrj01-

ae2.0.rd.ph.cox.net [70.169.76.229]
0/ 100 = 0% |
6 35ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% langbprj02-

ae2.rd.la.cox.net [68.1.1.19]
0/ 100 = 0% |
7 31ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 74.125.48.26
0/ 100 = 0% |
8 33ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% 209.85.248.185
0/ 100 = 0% |
9 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% 64.233.174.188
0/ 100 = 0% |
10 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% 64.233.174.141
0/ 100 = 0% |
11 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% 72.14.237.216
0/ 100 = 0% |
12 --- 100/ 100 =100% 100/ 100 =100% 216.239.43.187
0/ 100 = 0% |
13 57ms 0/ 100 = 0% 0/ 100 = 0% dfw06s17-in-

f18.1e100.net [74.125.227.146]

Trace complete.

As you can see that hop#2 is a private address and hop#1 is my gateway tried the same run connected directly to my cable modem with the same results minus the gateway,,

Any Ideas if I should be concerned
Thanks for your help