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Possibility to change ip

Hi

I am just a Gamer and im about to change my broadcast from SKY to Virginmedia. 

Many people make the lives of others miserable through Dos attacks. Therefore, I need to know if VirginMedia has the ability to change ip (for example, after restarting the router)?

Quick reply will  be very useful

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No.

 

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Re: Possibility to change ip

Simple answer is NO, your IP is fixed, basically one of two IP addresses, one if you use router mode and one if you use modem mode. 


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Re: Possibility to change ip

With virgin equipment no but you could also use a vpn as long as no one doesn’t know you’re real wan ip.

or ASUS routers have the ability to change your wan ip via MAC address cloning this has saved my butt twice, not sure about other brands.

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Re: Possibility to change ip

Well, kinda mixed answer for you.

todays internet mostly uses ip4 but this is pretty much “full” and is replaced by much larger set of ids in ip6. Your virgin main out facing ip address is almost certainly ip4 in the format xxx.xxx.xx.xx ( you can look up yoour out facing ip address online)

in theory, virgin ips change - they have a fixed life called a lease time, when the lease expires virgin give you a new ip.....but in practice they reassign the same ip to you...so you never actually change your ip. 

Again in theory, virgin could give you a new ip, but they seem to have a policy preventing this ( i know as i tried and failed to get a new ip assigned).

there is one way.....you need to persuade virgin to send you a new hub. If yours is faulty, they should replace it free of charge. Mine mysteriously lost power one day and i got a new one. This automatically gave me a now public ip. Not something you would be able to do regulary tho.....

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Re: Possibility to change ip

No. Only way around this is receiving a replacement Hub.

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Re: Possibility to change ip

Bottom line, the ip is tied to the wan mac address of your router. As has been noted if you have a router that allow you to modify the mac then yes, although if you do this then to be on the safe side just copy the mac address of a device that you own.
The ip does change by itself occasionally.
Note also that due to the limited number of ip4 addresses someone else will be getting your problem if your ip gets passed onto them.

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