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It's due to the lease time. Shaw, like Rogers, is a cable provider. Roger's leases are up to 30 days long. Depending on location and IP needs.

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What modem did Shaw give you? You could always log into the modem, using a web address, and find out if there is a release-renew command.

I only wish. I tried. There seems to be no login to the modem using any sort of web interface. My router? Sure no problem logging in. But that doesn't help me. And I am unable to log into my modem in that fashion.
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Default settings on most routers block incoming requests, along with the default Windows Firewall settings. I highly doubt the average user would be able to "hack" your network. Plus change it once and you should be fine as long as you don't tell your EX the IP.

Linksys by default has Filter Anonymous Internet Requests on, which means that can't ping your IP, so they'll just get a Timed Out response and think there is nothing there.

I have my CCNA and my CCNA-Voice and with the VERY basic knowledge into networking, I wouldn't be able to just take a NAT'd IP and "hack" someone's network. But you can change your internal IP scheme if you're really paranoid. Mine is still 192.168.1.x but I have a limited number of DHCP IPs.
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I only wish. I tried. There seems to be no login to the modem using any sort of web interface. My router? Sure no problem logging in. But that doesn't help me. And I am unable to log into my modem in that fashion.
Plug your PC directly into the modem and try again. Punch in the Modem's model into Google. See if there is a default IP and username/password.
    
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Default settings on most routers block incoming requests, along with the default Windows Firewall settings. I highly doubt the average user would be able to "hack" your network. Plus change it once and you should be fine as long as you don't tell your EX the IP.

Linksys by default has Filter Anonymous Internet Requests on, which means that can't ping your IP, so they'll just get a Timed Out response and think there is nothing there.

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I know it is plenty safe. I do quite a bit of pentesting because I own servers. It's just the peace at mind. And as I said, I have been able to change my ip. Just trying to find an easier method for the future.
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