by XDHJ Investigator
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Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

 

Sometimes I need to change IP address. Can this be donewith EE by restarting the router?

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
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Re: Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

You could but not often. EE's dynamic IPs are fairly sticky.

 

Don't keep re-syncing the router too often just to get a diff IP. The system will think your line is unstable.

 

Why do you need a diff IP?

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by Grand Master
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Re: Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

You could but not often. EE's dynamic IPs are fairly sticky.

 

Don't keep re-syncing the router too often just to get a diff IP. The system will think your line is unstable.

 

Why do you need a diff IP?

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by Star Contributor
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Re: Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

I thought the IPs were very sticky... until November last year. Since then my IP address changes almost everytime I have a router restart.  This is a little annoying as I like to whitelist my IP on wordpress sites I run.

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EE Community Support Team

Re: Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

I am going to bring @XRaySpeX here if he too see if he can lend some expert advice please.

 

Cheers

 

Richard

 

🙂

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

@Paulosb: Well, EE IPs are dynamic. You can never rely on them being fairly sticky, very sticky or not sticky at all.

 

Which pool is your recent IPs from? Reports seem to show that the 2.x.y.z pool is more likely to be sticky than the 95.x.y.z pool

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by Star Contributor
Star Contributor

Re: Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

Over last six months I have noticed 10 different IPs. 9 were 2's and one was 95.     I would say 95% of router restarts generate a new IP.  

 

Previously it required a long/hard reboot sequence to force an IP change. 

by XDHJ Investigator
Investigator

Re: Do you get a different IP address if you restart your fibre router?

This is my experience also. Most of the time my IP changes when rebooting my router.

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