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Does your home ISP IP address normally remain constant (static)?

Started by Jeremy Collake, January 28, 2013, 11:01:06 AM

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Does your home ISP IP address normally remain constant (static)?

Yes, I seem to always (or almost always) get the same IP address from my ISP's DHCP server
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No, I usually get a different IP address at a decent frequency from my ISP's DHCP server
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Total Members Voted: 5

Jeremy Collake

Software Engineer. Bitsum LLC.

BenYeeHua

I can't tell you as I am living in a Hotel. ;D

But nope, for normal user at Malaysia it will be change(all IP number change, but it also based on some range, and what port did the ISP give to you), and it also based on you are <4Mbps or ≥4Mbps and give you a bad/good services/QoS, and the time you are getting the IP.
So we can know the Internet quality is good or not just based on the IP, just remember the first 2 number and you will know about it.
At a long time ago, I always connect, disconnect to get a good IP/services for a good connection to China. ;)
And it don't locate correctly.

edkiefer

Bitsum QA Engineer

Hotrod

For the most part mine stays the same. I am on a Qwest 12Mbps line. It does change if my power goes out or if I reset my modem due to quality issues. Then it will rotate through a few preset IPs within a range set by my provider.

hanemach_gt

In my case there are few IP ranges, and it's hardly possible for me to have the same IP.
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Jeremy Collake

Naturally, 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 ...]
Software Engineer. Bitsum LLC.

BenYeeHua

Quote from: Jeremy Collake on January 29, 2013, 09:49:47 AM
Naturally, 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 ...]
lol
But yup, it based on your mac address, and there are still many IPv4 reserved for some big company.

nikkil

Quote from: Jeremy Collake on January 28, 2013, 11:01:06 AM
Curiosity about how static our IPs addresses are.

Static IPs are purchased. At home, it will always be dynamic. It's just a question on how long a lease expires per ISP.
You're never a loser until you quit trying.

Jeremy Collake

Technically 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.
Software Engineer. Bitsum LLC.

edkiefer

Quote from: Jeremy Collake on February 03, 2013, 08:23:48 PM
Technically 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.
yup, 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 .
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BenYeeHua

Quote from: edkiefer on February 05, 2013, 05:40:01 PM
yup, 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 .
Yup, but if their device has some problem and they change it, the IP will be renew. :)