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Need Static Internal IP Address from ISP for High ID's

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Jan 11, 2007

Hello Techies,

I use P2P file sharing alot and have a high-speed cable and cable modem.

Fine. Should be a piece of cake, with all library has to offer, right ??
Wrong !! The ISP, I now assume, is using private IP addresses when what we

really need is a static internal IP address that won't tell the modem to act like a

router. Some at the P2P Chat room techies have speculated that the ISP,

Adelphia - (soon to be ComCast), needs new firmware and a better cable

modem....that the pre-purchased (?) private IP addresses they use are a deterent to

the P2P exchange set-up, intentionally. :)

So I have been given the following advice:

1) Call the tech support at Adelphia/Comcast and claim to need some

ports open to play an internet game, such as "Aliens vs Predators" and specify the

TCP port is 8049, and the UDP port is 8900.

Someone thought that was a joke, and was quite dubious that the ISP would

consider doing a thing like that. :rofl:

All I know is this: I keep getting low ID's....all the time, in fact. I also get

booted alot because of an Oxc0000005 (virtual memory) error. Finally, after all

our troubleshooting and discussions in the P2P Chat room I am convinced this

'cheap-o' IP address that Adelphia is selling is irrepairably causing the Motorola

SB5101 Cable Modem to act like an un-configured router, that gets me low ID's

and badly sustained connectivity. :help:
It also sounds like Adelphia/Comcast may not do anything to help me around

this. :blink:

I would greatfully appreciate any advice.....long live P2P :whistling: ....

- scottportraits :rofl:
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