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  1. #1
    Peter Pan
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    Outside dns not changin

    about 3 months ago, i threw a 500 gb drive on an old laptop and have been
    letting utorrent run and run and run... also have something called logmein
    free running on a few nodes on the network, 24/7... the external access ip
    address has never changed (even though the lease time has expired any
    times)...
    any ideas if those (or something else) may be why my external ip addy has
    stayed the same? (summers coming, would be nice to travel and reliably
    connect back to my home ip addy from other computers, i figger if i don't
    find out why it's not changing, it will as soon as i leave the house)


  2. #2
    Char Jackson
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    Re: Outside dns not changin

    On Sun, 28 Mar 2010 02:22:02 -0400, "Peter Pan"
    <NotDeadYetNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.Info> wrote:

    >about 3 months ago, i threw a 500 gb drive on an old laptop and have been
    >letting utorrent run and run and run... also have something called logmein
    >free running on a few nodes on the network, 24/7... the external access ip
    >address has never changed (even though the lease time has expired any
    >times)...
    >any ideas if those (or something else) may be why my external ip addy has
    >stayed the same? (summers coming, would be nice to travel and reliably
    >connect back to my home ip addy from other computers, i figger if i don't
    >find out why it's not changing, it will as soon as i leave the house)


    I know it sounds obvious, but your WAN IP has stayed the same because
    your ISP has not caused it to change. At your end, you can cause your
    IP to change more often, but not less often, than your ISP wants.

    In addition, even if it does change, LogMeIn will always allow you to
    log in regardless of whether the WAN IP changes or not.


  3. #3
    ps56k
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    Re: Outside dns not changing


    "Peter Pan" <NotDeadYetNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.Info> wrote in message
    news:dqOdnRWugZNQqy3WnZ2dnUVZ_tidnZ2d@earthlink.com...
    > about 3 months ago, i threw a 500 gb drive on an old laptop and have been
    > letting utorrent run and run and run... also have something called logmein
    > free running on a few nodes on the network, 24/7... the external access ip
    > address has never changed (even though the lease time has expired any
    > times)...
    > any ideas if those (or something else) may be why my external ip addy has
    > stayed the same? (summers coming, would be nice to travel and reliably
    > connect back to my home ip addy from other computers, i figger if i don't
    > find out why it's not changing, it will as soon as i leave the house)
    >

    what kind of service & provider ?
    why would you expect the external IP to change ?

    at some point, your connection might timeout
    and that would force a re-connect & reassign of external IP,
    BUT if you have enough ongoing activity for the connection
    to not drop/timeout, then the IP would be the same
    since there has not been a reassignment or IP address request from your
    modem/router.

    For me - my Tivo talks to the outside world every 15 mins,
    and therefore tends to keep the same external IP address active.

    Heck - a PingPlotter monitor to some external IP would keep it going for a
    long time too..





  4. #4
    Joel
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    Re: Outside dns not changing

    "ps56k" <pschuman_no_spam_me@interserv.com> wrote:

    >
    > "Peter Pan" <NotDeadYetNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.Info> wrote in message
    > news:dqOdnRWugZNQqy3WnZ2dnUVZ_tidnZ2d@earthlink.com...
    > > about 3 months ago, i threw a 500 gb drive on an old laptop and have been
    > > letting utorrent run and run and run... also have something called logmein
    > > free running on a few nodes on the network, 24/7... the external access ip
    > > address has never changed (even though the lease time has expired any
    > > times)...
    > > any ideas if those (or something else) may be why my external ip addy has
    > > stayed the same? (summers coming, would be nice to travel and reliably
    > > connect back to my home ip addy from other computers, i figger if i don't
    > > find out why it's not changing, it will as soon as i leave the house)
    > >

    > what kind of service & provider ?
    > why would you expect the external IP to change ?
    >
    > at some point, your connection might timeout
    > and that would force a re-connect & reassign of external IP,
    > BUT if you have enough ongoing activity for the connection
    > to not drop/timeout, then the IP would be the same
    > since there has not been a reassignment or IP address request from your
    > modem/router.
    >
    > For me - my Tivo talks to the outside world every 15 mins,
    > and therefore tends to keep the same external IP address active.
    >
    > Heck - a PingPlotter monitor to some external IP would keep it going for a
    > long time too..


    Here, I started with HOME then COX HS Internet took over, and have never
    looked, changed whatever default/auto IP and Gateway for over a decade.

    IOW, I just hook the router (Buffalo is my 3rd router) to network card and
    that it. Same with the newer systems (I build a newer system every around 2
    years) I just hook the cable to the built-in network connector (on earlier
    motherboards they didn't have network connector so I had to use network
    card), and I never have to set the IP and Gateway either.

  5. #5
    DanS
    Guest

    Re: Outside dns not changin

    "Peter Pan" <NotDeadYetNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.Info> wrote in
    news:dqOdnRWugZNQqy3WnZ2dnUVZ_tidnZ2d@earthlink.com:

    > about 3 months ago, i threw a 500 gb drive on an old laptop
    > and have been letting utorrent run and run and run... also
    > have something called logmein free running on a few nodes
    > on the network, 24/7... the external access ip address has
    > never changed (even though the lease time has expired any
    > times)...
    > any ideas if those (or something else) may be why my
    > external ip addy has stayed the same? (summers coming,
    > would be nice to travel and reliably connect back to my
    > home ip addy from other computers, i figger if i don't find
    > out why it's not changing, it will as soon as i leave the
    > house)


    Why not sign up for a cjb.net account (or some other dynamic IP
    updater) ?

    I've had one for years on end, have an automatic updater program
    running on one of the PCs in the house that automatically senses
    the global IP and the updates the cjb.net redirector if
    necessary.

    Let's see....I moved into the house in 2001, and have never
    manually updated anything since then, and have access to my home
    via my cjb.net URL from around the world.

  6. #6
    Peter Pan
    Guest

    Re: Outside dns not changin

    "DanS" <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D4B6AD98991thisnthatroadrunnern@216.196.97.131...
    > "Peter Pan" <NotDeadYetNOSPAM@MarcAlanNOSPAM.Info> wrote in
    > news:dqOdnRWugZNQqy3WnZ2dnUVZ_tidnZ2d@earthlink.com:
    >
    >> about 3 months ago, i threw a 500 gb drive on an old laptop
    >> and have been letting utorrent run and run and run... also
    >> have something called logmein free running on a few nodes
    >> on the network, 24/7... the external access ip address has
    >> never changed (even though the lease time has expired any
    >> times)...
    >> any ideas if those (or something else) may be why my
    >> external ip addy has stayed the same? (summers coming,
    >> would be nice to travel and reliably connect back to my
    >> home ip addy from other computers, i figger if i don't find
    >> out why it's not changing, it will as soon as i leave the
    >> house)

    >
    > Why not sign up for a cjb.net account (or some other dynamic IP
    > updater) ?
    >
    > I've had one for years on end, have an automatic updater program
    > running on one of the PCs in the house that automatically senses
    > the global IP and the updates the cjb.net redirector if
    > necessary.
    >
    > Let's see....I moved into the house in 2001, and have never
    > manually updated anything since then, and have access to my home
    > via my cjb.net URL from around the world.



    actually, i use dyndns (probably similar to cjb, cept you have to log in
    once a month to keep your account active) so i can access my home network
    from outside by name instead of number as i travel... but also have 3 tivos
    on the thing too, maybe thats holding it... I forgot, i sometimes program
    the tivo when away, and then watch the stuff when away... (router lets me
    assign a specifc ip:port local/network addy based on the puters mac addy i
    run the file server on (music too, handy at 3 am in a hotel room)

    at any rate, not usually a problem in the winter, (been the same for
    months) but the cable and/or electric has gone out every summer so far, and
    i have no doubt that by murphys law, something will happen/die as soon as i
    walk out the door
    i should probably mention that i also have a backup way to access another
    isp (cable modem, comcast, dialup/tethered cell earthlink), and that
    (switching isp's if the cable fails) screws up my external ip addy


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