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Windows 7: My Ip Address Keeps On Changing!! Help

31 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
My Ip Address Keeps On Changing!! Help

Hey guys i have a problem here im trying to host some gaming servers but my ip keeps on changing. Can you help me to make it stop changing ? Im using a WRT54GL linksys router.

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31 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If it is an internal IP generated by the router you can usually set the router to always assign the same IP based on the hardware address (MAC Address), which would then allow you to serve on your local network.

Check you router manual / help for reserved addresses or similar

If you need to fix your external IP that is supplied by your ISP to serve to users on the internet then you will have to talk to your ISP about changing to a fixed IP, which they will normally do for an extra charge - you will also need to forward any required ports in your router - Again check the manual for particular instructions for your router
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31 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

To add to Barman58 post, many cable companies do not like static addressing because they DO NOT want you to run a server out of your home. Check your ISP rules and policies before you call them, I have seen them disconnect people just for asking about servers, that is in extreme cases but it has happened.
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31 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If it is an internal IP generated by the router you can usually set the router to always assign the same IP based on the hardware address (MAC Address), which would then allow you to serve on your local network.

Check you router manual / help for reserved addresses or similar

If you need to fix your external IP that is supplied by your ISP to serve to users on the internet then you will have to talk to your ISP about changing to a fixed IP, which they will normally do for an extra charge - you will also need to forward any required ports in your router - Again check the manual for particular instructions for your router
How do i find my ip provided by the isp. If it has something to do with going to a website like cmyip.com , thats how i found out about my ip changing
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31 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
To add to Barman58 post, many cable companies do not like static addressing because they DO NOT want you to run a server out of your home. Check your ISP rules and policies before you call them, I have seen them disconnect people just for asking about servers, that is in extreme cases but it has happened.
hmm i'll definetly ask my isp if i can get a static ip.
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31 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

ok i checked my internet plan and it says ip addressing: Dynamic . WOuld that chang anything?
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31 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If you do talk to your IP the reason is for accessing your files at home from remote locations, not for running a server.

With regards to port forwarding have a read of this site for a full explanation of the concpts and reasons plus step by step instructions for most routers

PortForward.com - Port Forwarding Guides Listed by Manufacturer and Model

PS Dynamic means that it is liable to change at regular random intervals which allows the provider to service more customers than the number of IPs it has available due to the fact that all the users will not be all on-line at the same time.

a Static address is not liked by the provider as it takes one address from the pool they have available, which is why the tend to charge extra if they allow it at all
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31 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xnefoo View Post
ok i checked my internet plan and it says ip addressing: Dynamic . WOuld that chang anything?
Dynamic means your IP Address can change.

Try: What Is My IP Address? Lookup IP, Hide IP, Change IP, Trace IP and more...

To see what your current IP address is.
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31 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you do talk to your IP the reason is for accessing your files at home from remote locations, not for running a server.

With regards to port forwarding have a read of this site for a full explanation of the concpts and reasons plus step by step instructions for most routers

PortForward.com - Port Forwarding Guides Listed by Manufacturer and Model
+1 great idea!
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31 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you do talk to your IP the reason is for accessing your files at home from remote locations, not for running a server.

With regards to port forwarding have a read of this site for a full explanation of the concpts and reasons plus step by step instructions for most routers

PortForward.com - Port Forwarding Guides Listed by Manufacturer and Model
Ok thank you !
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