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CJIS

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Is it normal for my ip address to change constantly everytime i restart my computer. I only have a normal ADSL Broadband modem and was wondering if this was normal. My I.P Netmask is also the same numbers.
eg: 111.111.111.111
Is this normal because this has never happened to me before
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Hello CJIS and welcome to G2G, :tazz:

It is not normal for your IP address to change everytime you start-up your computer, unless your ISP has a very short IP Lease. This is governed by how many subscribers your ISP is carrying VS. what IP range they currently have leased. Say if they have around 30,000 subscribers and are only leasing 10,000 IP's, then this would be very common. I would contact you ISP and ask them this question. If they reply that this is not normal, then post back and we will get to the bottom of it.

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OK i have sent them an E-Mail and am hoping for a reply.
I am in the UK using an ADSL Broadband Modem and my ISP is homecall.co.uk
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OK I got no reply from the E-Mail and my i.p address has changed again although my subnet Mask doesn't change. (my actual subnet mask is 255.255.255.255) and this always stays like this.
the first 2 numbers of my i.p address stay the same and the next 3 numbers stay the same after every restart but the next 6 numbers just randomly change.
HomeCall is powered by Tiscali aswell and it says this when it is connecting (in McAfee) 88.111.166.13 (88-111-166-13.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com)

Edited by CJIS, 02 March 2006 - 01:35 AM.

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Any reply from your ISP yet
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Yes ok they said it is perfectly fine, and this is perfectly normal.
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good to go.. they need to lease more ip's though as tyhey are just juggling right now.... mine changes about once a week... not much better
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Ok thanks.
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I've seen some friends and they have the same type of modem (speedtouch) and they use tiscali and one uses wanadoo and theirs does exactly the same thing.
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If you need to have a constant IP, get a no-ip.org account and use the dynamic IP feature.
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