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Topic # 14266 24-Jun-2007 14:25
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Why would my Dynamic I.P not change when I use  disconnect button on my modem? It used to do it a while back, but now I have the same I.P address all the time. I'm with Orcon {Who are great by the way} and all my settings are acquire automatically.....



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  Reply # 75769 24-Jun-2007 14:38
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Same thing is happening to slingshot. DHCP by nature will try and assign you the same IP every time based on MAC.
Dynamic IPs are also assigned from a "pool" and if it gets filled due to increased customer intake then chances are there are not many free IP floating around except the one you just gave up in which case you are simply assigned it again.

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  Reply # 75773 24-Jun-2007 15:28
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Are you sure it's a dynamic IP? Orcon by default give you a static IP

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  Reply # 75777 24-Jun-2007 16:09
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As far as I am aware Orcon will alweays allocate you the same ip address - but it is not guaranteed.

I have been with them for nearly a year now - and always with the same ip address.  It is most useful when you are using servers that care about your IP address - and for whatever reason your adsl service fails.  With Orcon these failures are rare but it is very handy when you 'reconnect' using the same ip address.

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  Reply # 75780 24-Jun-2007 16:18
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Static IP is both good and bad. It's nice to be able to remember your IP like a phone number, I still remember mine when I was with Orcon. However if you ever get IP banned or are subject to IP based restrictions like rapidshare it gets annoying since NZ doesn't have any public proxies. Slingshot provides 4 which is why I stick with them.

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Reply # 76005 26-Jun-2007 18:47
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Thats Strange dynamic Ip Addresse's Would normally change each time you connect, are you sure ur using dynamic? you can always log into your router by going to Start>Comtrol Panel>Network and internet options > network connections> then find your lan ip, try using your lan ip then go to the web browser then write http:// (your lan ip) it will require a username and password, for starters try using admin for username and the password if that dosnt work go to google and search for your router and download a pdf. and download it once downloaded open the file and search for the password,

try using your default ip address it is easier to find it by going to START>ALL PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>COMMAND PROMPT , once their write into it ( ipconfig(space)/all ) then go down till you find your Default Lan IP

, once you know ur log in to ur router try playing around with it and try changing you static to dynamic , unless it already is

, not sure if this would help by its worth a try

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  Reply # 76010 26-Jun-2007 18:54
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  Reply # 76013 26-Jun-2007 19:07

its better to not get banned from game servers in the first place, I wouldn't rely on a dynamic IP for anonymity




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Reply # 76017 26-Jun-2007 19:10
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Particularly how quickly one can acquire usernames/account details from an IP address (from logs)... switching IP addresses will not help at all.




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