Yes xrayspex, most routers I've encountered can set the ISP login to "always on", "on demand" or a box "connect/disconnect".
So this router is sitting synced at 8Meg but waiting to get its dynamic address from the ISP login.
Normally, a hit on a bookmark in Firefox will initiate a login but most times the "ping www.bbc.co.uk"
command is used in a terminal.
That command will be the only text showing _until_ the login is done, then the usual info with the correct IP and the trip time will scroll on until it's stopped.
The anomaly is arising with once the Enter key is hit after the command, immediately is shown
So where is it getting that address from, is my query?