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regarding ip address changes and spectrum

Discussion in 'Networking' started by llllll, Nov 10, 2019 at 7:21 PM.

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  1. llllll

    llllll Thread Starter

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    hi there. so i have questions about spectrum if anyone else understands how their internet works.

    so i wanted to change my ip address because of a recent ddos attack on me performed by someone else... but it seems my router isnt capable of doing that as i have restarted it on numerous occasions. in addition to that, i have attempted to release and renew the ip address but saw that i didnt have the option anywhere on my routers webpage... can anyone please help?

    p.s, my routers webpage doesnt have much that you can really change. its not as controllable as other popular routers, probably because im using the router spectrum provided.
     
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    The only way you can change/directly influence the IP address you get is to contact Spectrum and put in a request to see if they will do this for you.
     
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  3. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    Hello,

    Assuming this is your average consumer line, your IP Address will change within a month or so as it isn't a static IP. If you need a new IP sooner than this, zx10guy is correct in that you will need to contact Spectrum.
     
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  4. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Even with a dynamic IP, there's no guarantee it will change over time. It depends on how the provider sets up their DHCP policy/rules. I'm with Comcast and my dynamic IP hasn't changed in years.
     
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  5. llllll

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    thanks for the info guys.
     
  6. Fireflycph

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    I had Comcast for a while, until Spectrum bought them, and I could force a change of IP if I changed the MAC address of my router. (It has the option of copying your computer's MAC or entering one manually) Not the modem. But that may not be an option with their new modem/router combos.
     
  7. llllll

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    how convenient. after i tried unplugging all cables/power supply from both router and modem, including the coaxial cable only from the modem and not the wall, to see if that helped, it shows the power and online blips/lights as blue but on my router (Fast 5280/RAC2V1S)
    the light blinks blue on the front and the lights on the back where the ethernet cables go (red/yellow) also blink for a couple seconds on the router and then it stops for 10 seconds and pulsates red slowly on and off non stop. does this mean i have a problem with the coaxial cable? or did i just kill my router?
     
  8. bassfisher6522

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    Yep.....and you can't get any firmware updates either.

    Are you using their modem/router? What make/model are you using?

    I am and have been thinking about getting my own modem and router. It will cost me up front but what they chard as a fee for each device....I'll break even in a year.
     
  9. llllll

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    they gave me the sagemcom Fast 5280/RAC2V1S.
     
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