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05-May-2007, 02:50 PM #1
Do I have a Static IP address
Hello

I wonder if anyone could tell me if my IP address is static (86.142.70.194).

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05-May-2007, 03:01 PM #2
Dunno, are you paying for a static IP address from your ISP? If not then you don't have a static IP address. Most ISPs only sell blocks of IP addresses anyway.
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05-May-2007, 03:24 PM #3
My guess would be no, you would know if your ISP offered static IP addresses.
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05-May-2007, 03:31 PM #4
unlpug your modem or whatever? to reset the connection! if it changes then its certainly not static. i find this method is the best.
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05-May-2007, 03:32 PM #5
However, it's not foolproof. Unless you unplug for greater than the DHCP lease time, you'll normally get the same IP address back anyway.
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05-May-2007, 03:36 PM #6
ohwell fair enough. honestly i was just bored, i dont usually post answers to questions. my ip always changes even if i disconnect loads and it always changes. i didnt know that dhcp leases carried over if you reconnect. learn something new i guess
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05-May-2007, 03:38 PM #7
I've written DHCP servers for a couple of embedded systems, so I'm pretty familiar how they should work.
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05-May-2007, 03:40 PM #8
its cool im not trying to argue with you! i believe you! promise!
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05-May-2007, 04:00 PM #9
Thanks for the reply's, I will unplug the router and check the IP address again.

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05-May-2007, 06:38 PM #10
If your PC is connected directly to the modem, in Network Connections right click on your connection - Properties - Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) - Properties.

If 'obtain IP auto ..' is selected, you do not have a static IP. Otherwise you will see your static IP there.
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05-May-2007, 07:16 PM #11
Simple answer "ask your ISP". My WAN IP is supposed to be dynamic but I don't think it has ever changed. If you need a static IP you can likely get one from your ISP, for a nominal fee that is.
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