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Started by: allan1954
On: 16/07/2010 | 15:09
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by: allan1954
on: 16/07/2010 | 15:09

does anybody know why your ip address on a computor changes every day is it for securiy reasons i use a dongle for internet. please.

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by: zanityman
on: 16/07/2010 | 15:25

it's because your internet service provider doesn't give you a static address - this way it's cheaper for them.

 

On a dongle, you'd be unlikely to need one - a service like dyndns can go some way to helping matters though.

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by: xmob
on: 16/07/2010 | 15:29

I'll spare the full technical details.

 

One of the reasons, there aren't enough IP addresses available on the network for all the users.  So, when you connect, you get given the next available one.  When you've finished, that IP address is released so that another user can have it.

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by: allan1954
on: 17/07/2010 | 21:50

thank you all.

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by: jamie
on: 18/07/2010 | 21:34

They change all the time for home connection aswell not just mobile , Altho i noticed on 3 that the ip address given to me was sthe same every single time just the last 2 numbers changed from . 01,02,03,04 to 01,02,03,04,

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by: hiphopgal
on: 26/12/2012 | 04:58

It looks like your internet service provider haven't provide you a static address, this may be due to several reasons such as insufficient ip-address to your location. here check this http://www.ip-details.com and locate to your service provider .You can track your current external ip-address from this site.

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by: paulthomas007
on: 26/12/2012 | 08:21

@jamie wrote:

They change all the time for home connection aswell not just mobile , Altho i noticed on 3 that the ip address given to me was sthe same every single time just the last 2 numbers changed from . 01,02,03,04 to 01,02,03,04,


Strange as mine has been identical at Home since 1996.......!!

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by: gersfans
on: 26/12/2012 | 14:21

@allan1954 wrote:

does anybody know why your ip address on a computor changes every day is it for securiy reasons i use a dongle for internet. please.


Are you talking about your LAN IP address or WAN IP address?

 

Your WAN IP is assigned by your ISP and you have no control over this, unless you request a static IP.

Your LAN IP is assigned by DHCP from Windows or your Router, you can set this IP address to anything you wish within your network range.

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