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Stickiness of IP addresses

bosh201140
Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎17-07-2018

Stickiness of IP addresses

Hi,

 

Having moved from BT to Plusnet, the stickniess of the dynamic Ip addresses is a joke.  40 minutes disconnected and it still gives me the same IP address.

 

Any tips on how I can get a new one from the pool when I want one or has it been like this since reading on this forum about the "new network".

The router is rubbish as well - luckily held onto the Smart Hub 6.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

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Baldrick1
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Registered: ‎30-06-2016

Re: Stickiness of IP addresses

Welcome to the forum.

Yes the IP addresses are sticky these days, try leaving it disconnected for a couple of hours.

Yes the Samarthub 6 is better than a Plusnet Hub One, which is a Home Hub 5a with tweeked firmware.

bosh201140
Newbie
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Registered: ‎17-07-2018

Re: Stickiness of IP addresses

Thanks for the fast reply Baldrick1.

Shame I signed up now if they are that sticky.  Should not have gone for the cheap option - well cheaper.  Nothing is cheap these days.

But thanks for the knowledge.

Much appreciated.

Browni
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Re: Stickiness of IP addresses

I believe being disconnected for 65 minutes or more should do the trick.
I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
Baldrick1
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Re: Stickiness of IP addresses

@bosh201140

I don't know why you want to change IP addresses but I guess that using a VPN would resolve your issue. For browsing when I don't want to leave an IP address trail behind I use a free VPN browser extension. Windscribe will give you 10GB per month free and has both Chrome and Firefox versions. I select the end IP address as UK and have no issues with it. When not needed I just switch it off.

Community Gaffer
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Re: Stickiness of IP addresses


@Browni wrote:
I believe being disconnected for 65 minutes or more should do the trick.

Leaving it for that long might work, but for certain parts of the network you'll probably be reassigned the same IP, or at the least from a very similar group of IPs.

Kelly Dorset
Broadband Service Manager