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#1 10rand

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 03:20 PM

For interest's sake, can you guys explain to me why my ip address changes everytime I log on to the internet? I thought that a computer has one ip address by which it is identified. Thanks.
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#2 SonniC

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:46 PM

Sounds like U have a dialup ISP
given that they have x amount of members and y amount of IP addresses U'll find that each time U sign in U'll be allocaed a different IP address.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 03:45 PM

Sounds like U have a dialup ISP
given that they have x amount of members and y amount of IP addresses U'll find that each time U sign in U'll be allocaed a different IP address.

its true however like on AOL Dial-up its the first group is always 172.*.*.* however the 2nd group is usually the same in the state ur in and the last 1 is usually the same in the local area ur in. And the last group like always changes.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 06:04 PM

Not sure exactly about the AOL IP's but that is very possible. When a company like AOL registers a domain name they are assigned a range of addresses for their own use. These are then used by their customers.

There are two types of IP Adresses, Static and Dynamic. A Static IP stays the same and is for websites like this one so that they can be found again and again. A Dynamic IP address is one that changes each time you need one. At least thats the theory. I use cable for internet access and mine doesn't change very often.

Most home internet users have Dynamic IP's that are different each time you connect to the internet. This is for security reasons and also due to the fact that if you have a Static IP you can run a website from your home computer and they don't want you to do that (too much bandwidth) and if you want to lease a Static IP they can charge you a lot more money to use one of theirs.

When a home user connects to the internet they are assigned the next available IP address in the range that the ISP has leased from the American Registry for Internet Numbers or ARIN (in the United States and elsewhere). There are three other organizations that assign IP Adresses in cooperation with each other.

explain to me why my ip address changes everytime I log on to the internet


The short answer is they don't want you to have a Static IP unless you pay for it and for security so a hacker can't find your computer again if he manages to get into your computer.

Hope thats not too much info. :thumbsup:

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#5 10rand

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:29 AM

Thanks,guys, I can see clearly now.

Edited by 10rand, 03 May 2005 - 06:31 AM.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:37 AM

Basically Dial-up does have its good points where you have a Dynamic IP. However sometimes that can be anonying when playing online. Anywho.

Just remember all dial-up companies have Dynamic IP's regardless if its AOL, or someother company they own.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:37 PM

for a small yearly fee you could pay your isp to give you a static IP address,,i have recently done this at work..
my home IP is static
my work IP is dynamic

so i paid to have it made static :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:11 AM

I use DSL, so I have a static IP, and I dont like that. Here is a program that is free to try for 15 days http://www.soft32.com/download_80942.html

It's called hide Ip, it hides your IP Address by using a proxy, I dont know exaclty what it does, other than have your IP seen as a different number, every so often.

If anyone knows a freeware program like this, please link, because its awesome.

BTY, if you get kicked or banned for accidently killing a team member on some FPS, you can probably use this to come back on the same server. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:58 AM

if you goto my website,,in the downloads page,,is a program that allows you to surf the net anonymously :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 02:35 PM

I have JAP, but it doesn't work to well for me, the anonymity meter is way low. I have never been pass 1/4.

Edited by The Trip, 10 May 2005 - 02:35 PM.





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