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Topic # 126987 25-Jul-2013 21:54
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I recently switched to Vodafone cable broadband. I just noticed this issue. I called Vodafone & they said because I've got cable broadband I'm stuck with a static IP.

I had a dynamic IP with my last ISP & found it useful to bypass long wait times between downloads on sites like rapidshare. (re-setting the router gave me a new IP address & fooled such sites into thinking I was a new visitor).

Anyone got any ideas (apart from switching ISP's?). Does Vodafone offer ADSL broadband so I can get a dynamic IP address?


Thanks.

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  Reply # 866199 25-Jul-2013 21:55
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Switch ISP or use an alternate method for downloading your linux iso's

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  Reply # 866202 25-Jul-2013 21:58
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It's not an "issue" or "fault" the HFC (cable) network has static IP addresses because the way it works. The only way to get a dynamic IP would be changing to DSL.

Even this won't work as most ISPs are now using dynamic IPs with very long timeouts and most likely you'd still continue to have the same IP after modem resets.




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  Reply # 866204 25-Jul-2013 21:59
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Cable is all static IP based. Most ISP's these days on DSL also use sticky DHCP leases so your IP won't change on a modem reboot anyway.


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  Reply # 866208 25-Jul-2013 22:01
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You could sign up to said storage sites, instead of fudging your way around their freebie restrictions...




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  Reply # 866210 25-Jul-2013 22:02
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Working as designed



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  Reply # 866218 25-Jul-2013 22:10
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I used to be with Xnet & got broadband through the phone line. I could remotely reset my router (logging into my router from my PC) & within 15 seconds I could start a new download that before the reset told me I had to wait an hour or so, so it was pretty primo.

I might give Vodafone a call & ask them if I can switch to phone line broadband. I have a feeling they will say it cant be done though?

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  Reply # 866232 25-Jul-2013 22:17
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I think on Vodafone DSL (as well on Telecom DSL) you will get a "sticky" IP address as described above by myself and Steve.

XNet is a different provider. If you want this you might have to go back to them.






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  Reply # 866236 25-Jul-2013 22:25
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Thanks for the fast replies everyone. We can't have everything we want in life so I'll just have to accept my static IP address.

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  Reply # 866270 26-Jul-2013 00:00
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steve181: Thanks for the fast replies everyone. We can't have everything we want in life so I'll just have to accept my static IP address.


Some people have to pay up to $20 a month for a static IP on DSL (despite it actually being easier to do), so consider it a bonus :-)

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