IP ADDRESS

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Anson, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Anson

    Anson Guest

    Hi:

    I have a question? I am using Broadband service right now. I like to know
    whether my IP address will remain the same after I disconnect from the
    network. I heard the IP address will change after the modem is switched off.
    Otherwise, it will remain the same on the computer even after the
    disconnection on Windows. I am using Windows XP.

    Thank you.

    Anson
     
    Anson, Aug 3, 2008
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  2. That rather depends on what hardware device is assigning the IP address. If
    your PC is connected directly to your modem, then the modem is assigning it,
    and when it's switched off, there is no network. If (like many folks) you
    have more than one PC in the household, you are generally using a router (in
    between the modem and the PC(s)) and then the router is generally set to
    assign the IP address. In that case, switching off the modem will have no
    effect on the PC, as the network will (or rather should!) still be
    functioning correctly.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 4, 2008
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  3. Anson

    Anson Guest

    Hi Cari

    So what you meant is if my computer is directly connected to the modem, then
    a new IP ADDRESS will be assigned after I turned off and then back on again.
    Right???

    Anson
     
    Anson, Aug 4, 2008
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  4. Anson

    RobertVA Guest

    In many cases that would be of no consequence to activities permitted
    under the TOS for a home internet account.
     
    RobertVA, Aug 4, 2008
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  5. That would be up to the cable or DSL company. Turn it off for long enough
    and yes, it will probably assign a new IP address. Of course if you pay
    extra, you can probably get what's called a Static IP which doesn't change
    while you still have the broadband account.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 4, 2008
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  6. Anson

    Anson Guest

    But what I am trying to do is I am trying to post an online ad on some sites
    but I think they are tracking I am uploading it using the same computer (same
    IP ADDRESS???) and thus not allowing to post subsequent ads. I am thinking
    if it is possible to change to a different IP ADDRESS, I can get rid of this
    problem. Please help. Thanks.

    Anson
     
    Anson, Aug 4, 2008
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  7. Anson

    Anson Guest

    How long do you think I need to turn off the modem? Beccause I really want a
    fresh new IP address so that I can post subsequent ad on some website. I
    think the site knows I am using the same computer (same IP ADDRESS) and thus
    stop me from posting further ads. But I need to update my ad on a continual
    basis, otherwise, I will lose my customers.

    Please help.

    Anson
     
    Anson, Aug 4, 2008
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  8. Ask your broadband company, I've know folks that say it can be a short as an
    hour or two and others that say at least 48 hours. Of course 48 hours isn't
    much use to you, you'd not want to lose internet connection for that long!
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 6, 2008
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  9. MICROSOFT BRAODBAND COMPANY USEING DHCP SERVER IT ALWAYS RENEW YOUR IP WHEN
    YOUR MODEM (ROUTER) RESTART....

    ASK HIM TO GIVE YOU A STATIC IP WHICH IS MANUALLY CONFIGURED AND DOES NOT
    CHANGE EVEN YOU WANT TO CHANGE


    THANKS
     
    M MAJID AKRAM, Sep 5, 2008
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