Ip Addresses - can somebody explain them please.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:30 AM
Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:05 PM
Your external IP address is given to you by your Internet Provider, this is what web forums and what not see.
Your internal IP address is given to your computer by your router. This device allows you to have many computers plugged into it. Your computer goes on the internet through this device. Therefore your external IP address is still seen by web forums and what not, but your computers are sharing the same connection, hence why you'll all appear to have the same IP address despite being on different computers connected to the same router.
Whether IPs are static or dynamic depends on the settings. Internal IPs you can set this up yourself, External IPs are down to your internet provider's policies. Most often they're dynamic as well.
Edited by Neil Jones, 04 March 2007 - 03:05 PM.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:08 PM
All this being noted it doesn't seem very sensible to ban anyone according to their IP, neither fair or effective.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:10 PM
Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:12 PM
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