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Topic # 17132 13-Nov-2007 21:33
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Hi everyone,

I've been wondering, why is it that my IP address changes, for the last 2 weeks or so, frequently (2 days was the shortest time I got to hang on to it)?

This annoys me as I lose all my speedtest results until, someday, I get back my old IPs and get results from maybe 6mths ago!

It's not important that I hang onto it (I'm not hosting or anything), but I usually wouldn't expect changes in such a small period.

By the way, if anyone's interested, I do have one of those D-Link routers that everyone doesn't like - I'm guessing that it's the problem, but other ideas anyone?

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  Reply # 95068 13-Nov-2007 21:39
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If you dont pay for a service that has a static IP, then you should expect your IP to change everytime you disconnect and reconnect.

You can disconnect for many many reasons...

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  Reply # 95076 13-Nov-2007 22:12
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ADSL is NOT a reliable transport and is not billed as one.  You will often experience resets due to the line conditions or even traffic.  I may be your router, power spikes or just hickups in Telecom network.

The point is that every time you get a line reset for any reason you may get a new address.

Apart from your history is should not present any issues ... and can be a good thing from a security point of view...


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