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Can I request a new IP


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@Troy.. it's private, if you want to take a chance at finding out contact Sari :D

I doubt she'd release private info though ^^

I guess I'll just keep this one.. it settled down.
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ok, if thats the case then why did i have an ip address of 2.99.246.216 (rochdale, manchester) less than 2 mins ago,
switched my router off then back on (not my pc though)

and now i have an ip address of 2.99.254.19 (manchester, manchester)

its now peak time here,

i have a dynamic ip - all home users have a dynamic ip here in the uk, all isp's i have been with do it this way,

all i am saying is give it a try,

i have an adsl gateway - so its an integrated modem,

my apologies if its done different in other countries

it has nothing to do with countries and it has everything to do with networking.

if your local ISP has VERY few IP addresses available to it compared to the amount of people subscribed to their service then your IP renewal will be quick. if you unplug something and plug it back in there's a high chance the IP will change because someone else swooped in and grabbed one of the few ips available.

if however your ISP has a very large amount of addresses available compared to the subscription rate, there's a good chance that you'll get the same IP every time unless you leave your connection unplugged for a long period of time (and on some REALLY small ISPs even then you'll probably still get the same address).
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you could be right, i'm only with the second largest supplier in our country at just under 5 million,
over here some isp's ask you to reboot your router to change your address so they can check some problems,

Well what I do is I unplug something, wait a minute, then plug it back in?


there is a little button you can press to turn the router off, or use the config pages to find the reboot option
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I've tried everything on my default gateway if that's what you mean.

Also, they probably have a large amount because here where I live in NJ.. Verizon beats Comcast so much, they probably have plenty.

Please don't close this topic.. Might need to post in it.
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I've tried everything on my default gateway if that's what you mean.

Fiddling with anything on your end will not guarantee that you'll get a new Public IP Address.
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dsenette is correct as far as my ISP was concerned. I was told by the Comcast tech that I would have to leave my modem off for a couple weeks and then I still wasn't guaranteed to get a new IP address.
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you could be right, i'm only with the second largest supplier in our country at just under 5 million,
over here some isp's ask you to reboot your router to change your address so they can check some problems,

Well what I do is I unplug something, wait a minute, then plug it back in?


there is a little button you can press to turn the router off, or use the config pages to find the reboot option



you can question my knowledge if you like.

i didn't say it's not POSSIBLE for a new IP to be assigned to your connection if you turn off your modem. i said it's unlikely to happen unless you meet the right criteria. in most cases it's NOT rare for your device to keep the same IP for months or years at a time because the pool available is so large. it takes a lot less thinking power for a DHCP server to just let you keep your IP than it does to reassign one
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