With the router you were effectively on an internal private network. Now you are hooked up directly to the net ,i.e your ip is the one you cable service provides.
It's normal and no you can't change it, but your box is still localhost. Although now without a router you obviously can't be on your own network so it's pretty much meaningless.
Should still return localhost. Why did you get rid of the router anyway? It provides a great first line of defense.
Last edited by chbin; 04-12-2005 at 10:40 AM.