by Star Contributor
Star Contributor

IP address - is it meant to be sticky?

Maybe a question for X-RaySpex....  My public IP address changes nearly everytime the router is off for 10 minutes or more. With power cuts this is quite often.  I thought IP addresses were meant to be quite sticky - I recall 3 years ago my IP address on EE would not change from year to year... but now I am on my 20th in 12 months.  What has changed?This does mean whitelisting on websites I run is a repettitive job.

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: IP address - is it meant to be sticky?

Dunno about meant to be but they usually are with EE, but you can't depend on it not changing.

 

What are the 1st 2 parts of your IP addy?

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by Star Contributor
Star Contributor

Re: IP address - is it meant to be sticky?


@XRaySpeX wrote:

 

What are the 1st 2 parts of your IP addy?



2.30.

 

and no sign of the "rogue" 95.xxx for the last 6 months.  My last 10 IP's have all been 2.xxx

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: IP address - is it meant to be sticky?

I have found the 2. pool of IPs to be v. sticky. Never had a 95. one.

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by Skilled Contributor
Skilled Contributor

Re: IP address - is it meant to be sticky?

I have a new IP every time my router re-syncs, all starting with 95 so far.

by
EE Employee

Re: IP address - is it meant to be sticky?

With out sounding silly @XRaySpeX 

 

What difference does 95.??.??  to 2.??.?? 

 

Many thanks,

 

Lee

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: IP address - is it meant to be sticky?

@Lee_H: Not silly at all! This is arcane knowledge.

 

EE own at least 2 pools of IP addys, maybe more:

 

  • 2.24.0.0 - 2.31.255.255  (Orange WBC Broadband) = 512K IPs
  • 95.144.0.0 - 95.151.255.255 (OUK Broadband IP Stream) = 512K IPs

from which they allocate to routers on their BB network upon connection.

 

The titles of these pools no longer describe which type of BB they are now used for.

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EE Community Support Team

Re: IP address - is it meant to be sticky?

Thanks for the info @XRaySpeX

 

I'll make sure @Lee_H gets your message when he gets into the office.

 

- James

by Star Contributor
Star Contributor

Re: IP address - is it meant to be sticky?


@Paulosb wrote:

@XRaySpeX wrote:

 

What are the 1st 2 parts of your IP addy?



2.30.

 

and no sign of the "rogue" 95.xxx for the last 6 months.  My last 10 IP's have all been 2.xxx


Just had a power cut. IP now chnaged to 95.144.x.x     I'm going to reboot and force a 2.x.x.x

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