If you Google "whats my ip", you can find out what is your ip address. I've been doing this and noticed that my ip number changes every few days. I don't turn off the computer or router.
My question is: why does my ip keep changing? What could be bad/ good things about this happening? One thing comes to mind. If I was banned from a looking at a website (based on ip), a different ip would allow me to access the website.
Another thing that comes to mind. Maybe another person (who was banned) had this ip address before I got it, and now I have an ip address that is banned. I don't see the purpose of " recycling" ip addresses. It's a little bit like changing your telephone number every few days.
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You could call your ISP and ask them,
they're responsible for the IP address allocation.
Depends on your isp
Some charge more for static address's
Static ip is helpful if you need to connect to a remote system, share files.
There are utilities and some modems/routers which support emailing out the change in ip should it occur.
The banned ip address is not common issue, simply turn off the dhcp device and wait 5 minutes and you should acquire a different ip address ... I do this to avoid 220 and 155 networks on the 3g/4g wireless bigpond network cause there absolute rubbish.
Does your router lose connection with your ISP much? Every time I turn my router off and switch it on again I'm using a different IP address, but it only happens if the router is disconnected from my ISP for some reason. As long as the connection is continuous, I'm pretty sure the IP address isn't changed.
One ISP where I am assigns static IP address and I'm pretty sure charges for an IP address change, or charges extra for dynamic IP address. The ISP I use assigns dynamic IP addresses and I think they charge extra for a static address. I don't really know why different ISPs do it differently.
A static IP address is probably only useful for the average person if you're running a server, when you'd want to the "phone number" to be static, but most ISPs seems to ban running servers in their terms and conditions anyway. A static IP address might be useful for internet gaming in some circumstances.... I'm not really sure. For general internet use (surfing etc) it doesn't matter if your "phone number" changes all the time because you're the one making the "phone calls".
It'd possibly be harder for people to track your internet usage if your IP address keeps changing, because only your ISP would know who's using a particular IP address at any given time.
Yea - more crap from my buddy, jimdagys. Dynamic IP address allocation has been going on for decades now. You're just NOW waking up to this? ISPs give out dynamic IP addresses because they actually use fewer addresses that way. Some customers may be on vacation, for example, and have their computers turned off. Such people don't get an IP address. It also allows the company to charge extra for people who want a static IP address. Most home users have no need for a static IP.
What kind of websites exactly do you visit where people get "banned" anyway? What kind of weird stuff are you into? People who ban others from their websites may not necessarily do it by IP address. It may be more efficient to ban by IP address ranges, for exactly the reason you specified - if they care enough to ban they want to be sure that the banned person didn't just get a new IP address because it's Tuesday and - bam! - Mr. Banned is now Mr. I'm Back. Maybe in the circles of depravity you travel in this is a great concern, but this whole thread is just more typical nonsense from you.
... I'm inclined to agree with you.
Getting banned by a website doesn't mean you are into anything weird. I was on a college football forum a few years ago where lots of members were cheering a particular act of violence that killed someone. I spoke up about how nobody has the right of violence or harm etc.. and then next day I have a temporary ban. Well I didn't go back to that site after that, so it didn't matter. But someone else may have wished to continue posting there.
So just because you are banned from a website doesn't mean that you are a weird or bad person.
No, Jimdagys is in China and the Chinese government bans certain ip's. Don't you remember the hype about China banning Google and other sites?Inside Every Older Person Is A Younger Person Wondering What The Hell Happened.
Getting back to the original post... I often depends on your ISP and your type of Internet service.
I have use a cable ISP. My IP address changes about once a year or so. The address won't change if I take my modem offline or reboot it. Many of the DSL based services assign a new IP address every few days or whenever your modem is restarted.
It may be more efficient to ban by IP address ranges, for exactly the reason you specified - if they care enough to ban they want to be sure that the banned person didn't just get a new IP address because it's Tuesday and - bam! - Mr. Banned is now Mr. I'm Back.
I notice my ip number change is sometimes to a new number similar to the old one, but sometimes to a completely different number. But always, the old/new number relates back to the city I live (as checked in ip look up). So the whole city could be banned.
Does your router lose connection with your ISP much?
Last edited by jimdagys; 5th May 2014 at 19:04.