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Topic # 113563 20-Jan-2013 19:42 Send private message

Hey guys

Telecom as you you know are
changing people over to the newer ubs bb from the older dsl (fipd) bb internet.
Thing is if you have a so called dynamic ip address its basically a static for
12 weeks! Why are they doing this please and why is it possible someone else
could be on the same ip address as you!??

I personally don't like this,
I thought I was on a dynamic, Id turn my router off and in a couple of hours Id
have a new ip address.. now that is not happening? Anyone know why telecom are
doing this? Ive read around they are not the only ones doing it.

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  Reply # 747913 20-Jan-2013 19:47 Send private message

how is it sharing ip addresses?





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  Reply # 747929 20-Jan-2013 20:23 Send private message

This makes no sense to me.

Telecom don't do NAT and therefore everyone has a unique public IP.

What's wrong with a 'sticky' IP address? It is more desirable in almost all circumstances. Unless you get blocked from a site tracking IP's. And it isn't just Telecom that do sticky addresses. I think almost all the providers have really long lease times on their IP addresses.

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  Reply # 747944 20-Jan-2013 20:56 Send private message

You should always have a unique IPV4 address, regardless of whether you are on FIPD or BBA flavours of Telecom Retail Broadband. No-one else should be assigned the address you have.

As for the 'sticky' dynamic IP addresses. That's done for a mix of practical reasons, none of which are particularly interesting or relevant to end users.

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  Reply # 747951 20-Jan-2013 21:25 Send private message

You will always have a uniqie IP address. As pointed out by others you have a sticky DHCP lease which is now very common.

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  Reply # 747954 20-Jan-2013 21:29 Send private message

you could always join a vpn service if the local ip is blocking you from stuff
vpns cost from $5usd a month and theres some in nz as well
although the ip is also shared among 100s of users per server on the cheap plans anyhow
and doesnt change but then theres zillions of vpn providers can hop about with
google vpn for more info



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  Reply # 748050 21-Jan-2013 08:07 Send private message

kiwigeek1: you could always join a vpn service if the local ip is blocking you from stuff
vpns cost from $5usd a month and theres some in nz as well
although the ip is also shared among 100s of users per server on the cheap plans anyhow
and doesnt change but then theres zillions of vpn providers can hop about with
google vpn for more info


Thanks guys. Some have said Sticky?? you mean a static ip? I am on a dynamic ip address, it used to change every couple of hours. Now its every 3 or 4 months!

Kiwigeek: what are some good vpn's please? I have heard of these and have never used as they always seem to give you overseas addresses. Any that give NZ addresses??

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  Reply # 748051 21-Jan-2013 08:17 Send private message

Sticky basically means your IP won't change everytime you reconnect, but it is not static either.

It could be the same for many days/weeks/months, but change without warning.

Typically, anyone with specific IP address needs a static IP address, and pays (or not) an ISP for that service.

Dynamic IPs are Dynamic on different terms for different ISPs at their discretion (to fit their needs).

The -need- for a dynamic IP is probably dubious at best, and no ISP guarantees the frequency of change of a dynamic IP.

As mentioned, VPN services, or other anonymising services will let you get a different IP for various uses.




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  Reply # 748062 21-Jan-2013 08:49 Send private message

Valks: Kiwigeek: what are some good vpn's please? I have heard of these and have never used as they always seem to give you overseas addresses. Any that give NZ addresses??


Maybe you need to explain why you're trying to achieve first, and then people can offer advice as to the best solution. I can't see any reason why you would want a constantly changing NZ IP unless are doing something untoward and mistakenly believe you can hide behind it.

Most people use VPN's to allow the use of foreign geo blocked services that don't allow access from other countries. Some use them to hide torrenting to avoid being picked up under out s92 laws.






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  Reply # 748146 21-Jan-2013 11:41 Send private message

I would like to access you tube music that for some retarded reason will not play in NZ on a NZ isp. I know the reasons why as to most, copyrights etc.

But for instance.. go into the Salmonella Dub section of You Tube.. (theyre a Kiwi band btw) it states the content cannot be viewed in your country due to copyright laws! Wtf, they are a New Zealand band. Its sort of stupid. I tried trial VPN and I could watch it, showed my ip address as from the UK.

Also I pay for all my downloads thank you, always have!

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  Reply # 748157 21-Jan-2013 11:59 Send private message

This issue has nothing to do with static/DHCP IP's or having a NZ based VPN so I'm not quite sure why you raised that point.

The only solution to get around geo blocking is to get a foreign VPN, which you're obviously aware of if you have previously tried one.

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