Started by Jeremy Collake, January 28, 2013, 11:01:06 AM
Total Members Voted: 5
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on January 29, 2013, 09:49:47 AMNaturally, as life would have it, my IP didn't change for 2 years (and then years before that) UNTIL today ;p.As I do some embedded systems work in between work on Bitsum software and systems, I see my ISP actually preserves IPs based on the MAC address at the other end of the modem (usually one's router). Change this and you get a new IP address. Don't change it, and you're going to (most likely) get your original address. I'm sure this will change though as IPv4 addresses become entirely exhausted. [... prevents self from moving on to IPv6 topic ;p ...]
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on January 28, 2013, 11:01:06 AMCuriosity about how static our IPs addresses are.
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on February 03, 2013, 08:23:48 PMTechnically speaking, they are of course dynamic IPs. However, my ISP binds to a MAC address, therefore you can retain the same leased IP for years. The DHCP server simply reassigns the IP they've given to your MAC address.
Quote from: edkiefer on February 05, 2013, 05:40:01 PMyup, same here My IP been same for yrs . I think it changed with new cable modem but that is it . for yrs I played with static IP which is helpful for server use as no need to give out new IP all the time .