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# 99544 21-Mar-2012 15:12
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after about 12 months with the same IP it randomly changes.. has this happend to anyone else recently.




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  # 598254 21-Mar-2012 15:16
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I thought Telecom operated dynamic IPs for residential customers. The IP would likely not change often if you remain connected to their network but a static IP is not guaranteed.



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  # 598256 21-Mar-2012 15:24
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they do.. but mine hadnt changed for at least 12 months even after leaving the modem off for days, just random is all :)




 
 
 
 


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  # 598315 21-Mar-2012 17:29
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For the last 6 months I have been randomly checking my ip number. So far it has stayed the same. I have a feeling it has been the same for longer than that, but only a feeling. I'm on Slingshot.

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  # 598341 21-Mar-2012 19:00
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If you are on the newer Telecom UBA-based broadband connections you might find that your IP doesn't change very often (usually only if you move houses or change DSL ports at the exchange/cabinet).

If you're on the older FIPD broadband connection, you'll get a new IP everytime you connect (unless you have a static IP).




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  # 599659 25-Mar-2012 03:27
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dukester: For the last 6 months I have been randomly checking my ip number. So far it has stayed the same. I have a feeling it has been the same for longer than that, but only a feeling. I'm on Slingshot.


Slingshots dhcp server has a long timeout value set for something like 18 hours. If a modem goes offline, it is held for 18 or so hours before it goes back into the pool, so it may feel like you have a static ip but your modem hasn't been off for long enough.
This is a well known quirk of slingshot but something they don't publicise.




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  # 599666 25-Mar-2012 08:17
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Many ISP's are also using sticky IP's these days as it makes compliance with s92 a lot easier.


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  # 599689 25-Mar-2012 10:47
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Load balancing?

 
 
 
 


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  # 600060 26-Mar-2012 09:36
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You could have just been migrated off the old FIPD onto BBA.  Which is happening in the background or if you ring up Telecom and move to a newer Total Home Broadband plan and you were on an older plan.

Normally if you're on BBA your IP address doesn't tend to change.  Unless you specifically requested a Static IP address however it can change a no notice.

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  # 600149 26-Mar-2012 11:58
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@l43a2: More than likely we've just moved you around on our network.  

When we do this, your IP address (if it is not a static IP) will very likely change.  If you do want to have an IP address than NEVER changes, then suggest you order a static IP.

Many of the plans come with a static IP for free, but you don't automatically get one - you have to ask, otherwise you'll get one that could be the same for long lengths of time, but could change without notice at any time.




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