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Tommywilkz1991
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After spending 30 minutes on the phone before being hung up on. I was asking about changing my ip. Her response was I’m already dynamic which I’m not. Is there anyway of being dynamic? 

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What IP address are you after changing? And for what reason?

I believe the WAN address is static and cannot be changed...

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It is dynamic just very sticky. The only way to change your IP address is to put the hub in modem mode.

Dave

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I wish people would learn that the difference between static and dynamic IP addresses is literally all about how the end device is configured, not whether the address will change or not.

To be fair, it's not their fault.  There's a lot of information on the web that says, switch off your modem, turn it back on and you'll get a new address.  The problem is that while DHCP assigned IP addresses CAN change, they don't always change.

Furthermore when an end device is given an IP by a DHCP server.  It is allocated for a period of time called the lease period.  If a device disconnects from the network and then reconnects before the lease period has expired, it will be given the same IP address again and the lease will be extended.  Furthermore devices always ask for an extension of the lease well before it expires.

Virgin Media issue 7 day lease times to devices on their network.  This means that it's very rare for one of their IP addresses to change.

 

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I want to be able to be dynamic or have my static ip changed. Someone as my ip and keeps ddosing me. 

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How do I do this ? 

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You can't as Ravenstar has explained except by going to modem mode for more than 7 days and hoping when you switch back to router mode, you are given a different IP address from before.



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@Tommywilkz1991 wrote:

I want to be able to be dynamic or have my static ip changed. Someone as my ip and keeps ddosing me. 


In my opinion, tough.

I, personally, wouldn’t want to be the person who inherits your IP address and DDOS inconvenience. 

Give you a new IP address and the same happens again.

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@Tommywilkz1991 wrote:

I want to be able to be dynamic or have my static ip changed. Someone as my ip and keeps ddosing me. 


You do have a dynamically allocated address.  It's just that dynamic doesn't mean what you think it means.

Tim

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