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# 173208 14-May-2015 21:28
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I'm on the Fibre 500gb plan, because I didn't want to change to the unlimited plan and lose my static IP address. Last night at around 9pm, my internet dropped and I noticed when Unotelly came back online that it said I had to update it, because I have a new IP address, which hasn't happened before.

Thought maybe it would be a one off thing, until it just happened again tonight.

Is there a way I can stop this happening or do I need to call Spark tomorrow, as it might be something on there end?

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  # 1305477 14-May-2015 21:28
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

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  # 1305489 14-May-2015 21:31
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Do you pay for a static IP?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1305490 14-May-2015 21:32
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lxsw20: Do you pay for a static IP?


Yeah, we do.

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  # 1305493 14-May-2015 21:39
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Use something like http://checkip.dyndns.org to see whether your address is actually changing (in case it's a Unotelly issue). If it is, then you'll want to let Spark know.



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  # 1305498 14-May-2015 21:56
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I just logged into the modem settings (Huawei modem), which I haven't really looked at before.

Under Basic -> LAN settings it says DHCP server -> lease duration 1 day.

If I change this from 1 day to a higher number or tick permanent lease, will this solve the problem or is this unrelated? 

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  # 1305499 14-May-2015 22:01
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No, thats LAN IPs as in IP address assigned to devices in your home. 





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  # 1305500 14-May-2015 22:03
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lxsw20: No, thats LAN IPs as in IP address assigned to devices in your home. 




Ok, thank you. I'll just call them tomorrow I think, because it does seem to be internet related as it cut out at the same time 2 nights running.

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  # 1305503 14-May-2015 22:06
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PM me your details, and I can look into it.




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  # 1305507 14-May-2015 22:12
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cbrpilot: PM me your details, and I can look into it.


Thank you, I pm'ed you.

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  # 1305512 14-May-2015 22:21
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I believe I've fixed it, let me know if you have an issue now.

Dave.




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  # 1305520 14-May-2015 22:30
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cbrpilot: I believe I've fixed it, let me know if you have an issue now.

Dave.


Thanks so much. It just dropped out about a minute before you posted this and the IP address changed again, was this from you fixing it?

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  # 1305524 14-May-2015 22:32
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Yes, that was me fixing it.  To give you back your static IP, we cant' do a mid-session change.  We have to kick you to make you pick up the new IP.




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  # 1305526 14-May-2015 22:34
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cbrpilot: Yes, that was me fixing it.  To give you back your static IP, we cant' do a mid-session change.  We have to kick you to make you pick up the new IP.


Sweet, thanks so much for your speedy (and after hours) help. I really appreciate it!

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  # 1305535 14-May-2015 22:56
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You're very welcome moulinette.  You messaged back just after I'd shut the laptop down.  LOL.  
Like most people who work in the Broadband space @ Spark, I'm passionate about ensuring our customers have the best experience on our network and want to fix any issues that anyone has ASAP.
Apologies this happened in first place.




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