Dynamic or static IP?

Master

Dynamic or static IP?

I know I used to have a dynamic IP eith my old DSL.
 
Can someone tell me if it is now static or dynamic and where exactly can I look to find that information?
 
Thanks!
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Expert

Re: Dynamic or static IP?

It is probably still dynamic; I have mine as (pseudo) static, but only in assigning an IP from within ATT/SBC's pool of IPs.   The DHCP kept assigning IPs beginning with .68 or .69 (I forget); and Win. would show me connected, but I could not access anything.
 
A quick way is to click on the Internet connection icon in your Sys Tray, look at the Support tab, and if the Address Type says DHCP, then it would be dynamic.  Mine shows Manually Configured (as I set it to something in the 198.168.1.xx pool).
 
And if I have this all backwards, I'm sure I will be corrected. :smileywink:

Pip wrote:
I know I used to have a dynamic IP eith my old DSL.
 
Can someone tell me if it is now static or dynamic and where exactly can I look to find that information?
 
Thanks!



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Professor

Re: Dynamic or static IP?

It is a dynamic IP from the DSLAM to your RG, but it only seems to change if they change your RG.  You can do anything to the RG, power cycle, factory default it, or anything you want, but it will still keep the same IP.
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Master

Re: Dynamic or static IP?

Okay, I just added the icon to my tray and I see in the info it is DHCP.
 
So, I am wondering this now. It says in the details the lease expires tomorrow at 11:53AM, so when I reboot after that, will the IP then change or does it stay the same?
 
On the old DSL, every time I rebooted or booted up, the IP would change, but it doesn't with this setup, kind of like what KK said.
 
I always thought a dynamic IP would change whereas a static IP would stay the same. This almost sounds like it is static and when I did a reboot just now, the IP stayed the same.
 
I am guessing, this is different from the way it was with the old DSL?
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Professor

Re: Dynamic or static IP?

The function of a router is to connect two or more different networks together.  Your RG is the router that connects your internal LAN to the external/internet WAN. When talking about a static or dynamic IP on DSL, the refrence is to the external/internet side of your router.
 
For the most part, you can configure your internal network to use dynamic or static addressing and that is what you're observing in the system tray on your PC.  We cannot manage the external IP and we're all set up in a dynamic pool, though the lease time on the address seems to be infinite.
 
 
 
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Professor

Re: Dynamic or static IP?

So far the only way to get it changed is to actually call AT&T.
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Re: Dynamic or static IP?

After forty minutes on the phone w/ CS yesterday (yes, forty minutes to finally get to T3 who could finally understand the topic of discussion and actually answer the questions at hand in under two minutes), I was told that statics are not currently an option at all with Uverse. That caused a bit of concern for me as I have a remote server to which I need to restrict access to every extent possible and as a result I wanted to set our home IP to static to avoid losing access if/when DHCP hands over a different IP.

I find this a bit surprising as I would think that a fair portion of Uverse customers could/would have a desire/need for a static, but that currently isn't an option unless you go back to "regular" DSL. Granted the IP doesn't change frequently (if at all rarely), but losing remote access as a result is not acceptable. In the end, I was forced to restrict access to all but the Uverse IP block, so at least if someone tries to access the server, I know it's a Uverse customer - hahaha!!
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Professor

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Well so far my IP has never changed and I know a couple people also say the same thing.
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Tutor

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Hence why I said "if at all rarely." Nevertheless, in my world it is preferable to circumvent the potential conflict/problem if/when it would change.
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Professor

Re: Dynamic or static IP?

T3?...
 
You should talk to the folks at T5...really impressive...

I think Pip works there :smileywink:

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Master

Re: Dynamic or static IP?

So, I wonder who is getting my *paychecks!* :smileyvery-happy:
 
I don't think my IP is changing at all either. I needed that a while back, but now, I guess it doesn't really matter.

goot6936 wrote:
T3?...
 
You should talk to the folks at T5...really impressive...

I think Pip works there :smileywink:

Message Edited by goot6936 on 12-04-2007 02:34 PM




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