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phindmarsh

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#20886 8-Apr-2008 21:10
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I have a bit of a predicament, where I use this software for managing traffic by IP address on my local network, and the other day I bought a Linksys AM300 to do half-bridging. The problem i have now is the NIC that I use for the WAN now changes whenever Xnet changes my IP address, and this software needs a static ip to work, so my question is this: How often do Xnet change our IP addresses?


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  #122205 8-Apr-2008 21:24
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Each time your router re-connects, you will highly likely get an new IP. Alternatively, you can get a static for $10 per month. Perhaps you should get you ADSL connection checked, maybe there is an issue there?




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  #122241 9-Apr-2008 07:39
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Mine changes almost everyday but thats because I've set my router to reboot at midnight

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  #122258 9-Apr-2008 09:53
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I was on the understanding that if you had special requirements you could just ask for a static IP, no charge. Has something changed?



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  #122261 9-Apr-2008 10:11
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Ive yet to find an ISP that jsut gives you free static IPS..... "Hi, I want a static so I can run my DC Hubs and torrent trackers" Laughing
If youre going to run something off your system, the ISP might as well make money off it ;)




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  #122263 9-Apr-2008 10:18
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Plx: I was on the understanding that if you had special requirements you could just ask for a static IP, no charge. Has something changed?


There is a detailed thread here about why ISPs charge for static ips.

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  #122267 9-Apr-2008 10:28
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Ah, I see they have changed the T&C's regarding static IP's. I stand corrected, it is $10/pm.

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  #122299 9-Apr-2008 12:52
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xpd: Ive yet to find an ISP that jsut gives you free static IPS.....


Orcon does, on all plans, excl their old Zero Shock plan



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  #122316 9-Apr-2008 14:18
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dan:
xpd: Ive yet to find an ISP that jsut gives you free static IPS.....


Orcon does, on all plans, excl their old Zero Shock plan


And TCL cable too (clear.net?)




 

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  #122317 9-Apr-2008 14:32
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I think with cable you have to have a static ip, thats how the service works. I configured a friends router and we had to ring the helpdesk for the static ip to use in the router config. I assume the TCL cable modem has some sort of half bridging also. Correct me if i am wrong (also going slightly off topic Surprised)

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#122324 9-Apr-2008 14:54
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TinyTim:
dan:
xpd: Ive yet to find an ISP that jsut gives you free static IPS.....


Orcon does, on all plans, excl their old Zero Shock plan


And TCL cable too (clear.net?)


And TCL cable (paradise.net.nz)




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  #122725 10-Apr-2008 23:38
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I've got two ADSL connections at the to houses I'm at, 1 xnet and the other is a maxnet connection. The xnet one changes each time the router is restarted and the maxnet one holds my IP for 15 minutes if I was to turn my router off. Because my router on the maxnet connection hardly ever goes down and comes back up in under a minute I've pretty much got a fairly static IP as long as I dont have a power outage . Of course I could get a FS/FS plan and then I get a free static IP with them.

Its just interesting how different ISP do things

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  #122789 11-Apr-2008 10:23
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It's interesting because i never did much research to see if my ip has changed recently, since posting my IP has been the same the whole time, and i assume it wil only change if it loses power, which is handier than it jsut randomly changing i suppose. Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated

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  #122806 11-Apr-2008 11:37
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NZ Wireless also have free Static IP with their service plus its uncapped. But I dont think its available everywhere.

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  #122889 11-Apr-2008 16:23
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phindmarsh: and i assume it wil only change if it loses power, which is handier than it jsut randomly changing i suppose. Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated

This is correct. It will only change when you disconnect (or are disconnected)




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  #122928 11-Apr-2008 19:22
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The other thing that may be useful, if you log in to your Xnet account page, it shows your current IP. Useful if you are out & about and your IP has changed.




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