on 18-09-2012 16:33
is it possible to change my WAN IP?
i've read that if you leave the superhub off for a few days it will assign a new IP
but the reason I want a new IP is due to people DDosing me reguarly as they know my IP is static -.-
Also is it better to phone up and ask for a new WAN IP?
on 18-09-2012 18:30
18-09-2012 20:14 - edited 18-09-2012 20:16
People DDos me on online games, it's a long story
You play too good, lucky or cheating.
Do you have a modem? If not nothing you can do unless you get a super hub.
on 19-09-2012 08:46
If you have a Superhub. (Black shiny standing box), then you can log into it, and enable Modem Mode.
But it you do this, you will need to place an Ethernet / Wifi Router / Firewall behind it.
This will generate a new external IP.
I have a Superhub and i turned all my kit off when we went away on holiday recently ( 2 weeks).
When i turned it on when we got back, my IP had changed. So it does get released and renewed if off for a period of time.
on 19-09-2012 11:50
unless it's a VMDG280 then your stuck with the IP as that does not have a modem mode and it's router cannot clone macs. (Superhub only has modem mode)
19-09-2012 17:09 - edited 19-09-2012 17:11
It does sound like a regular "Hub".
If the problem "ddos" is real bad you can report it to VM who
will probably never find the email in their inbox may do something about it.
Sadly they will likely only deal with abuse that comes from within the VM network. You may need to contact the originators network to lodge a complaint, the downside is that a lot of ISP's will only act on information provided directly by another ISP's tech support. If you end up in a loop like this then there is no easy way out. You MAY be able to get VM to send you a SH so you can use modem mode and cycle your IP, but I rekon that's doubtful.