I bought my own modem and afterwards discovered that I now have IPv6 and I hate it. I don't like the fact that my IP Address is globally unique and that every site I visit has a unique "fingerprint".
When I leased a modem from my ISP, the IP Address changed every time the modem quit working right, and so I assumed the IP Address assigned by the ISP was tied to the MAC of the modem. I assume this is still true.
Now I wonder if the ISP creates a separate category of customers that have their own modem and they are the ones that get the IPv6 IP Addresses. Or what, IDK.
What I want to know is how to get an IPv4 Address, and from there if there is a way to get the IP Address to change occasionally. I deeply distrust this whole thing. Please don't clutter the tread with talk about VPN's. I'm fully aware that this is an option but the use of VPNs is a PITA, I don't do anything that warrants one, when I've used them I've hated them for being clunky and also that some weapons block connections from VPN's.
Modem is an Arris SBG6580-2, and yes I'm interested in learning how to hack it, as long as talking about that does not violate forum rules. It's my modem; I own it, in case that's relevant.
I doubt there's a way to tweak the modem into forcing a IPv4 IP Address, but maybe. Also doubt I'll get anywhere talking to Spectrum Tech Support about getting an IPv4 IP Address. Which leaves either spoofing the MAC on the modem itself and then calling Spectrum to get them to re-recognize the cable modem, or hacking the firmware and spoofing the MAC Address that way, which seems perfectly legal to me since I own it and everything, but then again in today's surveillance climate you never know, so if anyone has any good information on any of the above, or anything I don't know, but should, I'd appreciate it.