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The modem doesnt assign your IP it requests one,

You plug your router it, it send s DHCP request to your ISP's DHCP server, it replys you get a Ext IP and can access the Internets.

You used to have to register your modems MAC address with your ISP This MAC was assoiciated with your account and IT was used to access your services (this is Blueyonder / NTL days). If the service is a carried over version of this or is based on this (early cable), when you change the mac the internet stops working as the server ignores your DHCP request thus not giving you a ip.

Ringing the ISP and explaining the problem to stop it happening is still beter then, oh its not working today id beter reset the modem 100 times using up loads of IP's untill their lease is up so i dont get one on the "X" range

Resetting my modem gives me the same ISP btw. Not a different one in the same range, I have found a sorta-solution for now (VPN).
But someday I might bother to contact my ISP.... which may be a long time seeing as how it's been almost a year that I have had an un-deletable icon of 0bytes on my desktop tongue.gif
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The modem doesnt assign your IP it requests one,

You plug your router it, it send s DHCP request to your ISP's DHCP server, it replys you get a Ext IP and can access the Internets.
this is over cable and is not true for all technologies.
it may be against the terms of service, and have no real implications to the actual service to change your mac address, but still not allowed by your isp. an admin might find it suspicious that a customer appears to be constantly connecting new hardware to their service and act accordingly.

i wouldn't recommend it as a solution to OPs issue as:
1. it won't necessarily change the ip based on mac
2. changing your mac constantly is unnecessary

solutions would be:
1. getting an isp with a different pool of public addresses
2. getting a static ip in the range he wants
3. getting a vpn <- which works with any isp.
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Originally Posted by Ulquiorra View Post

The modem doesnt assign your IP it requests one,

You plug your router it, it send s DHCP request to your ISP's DHCP server, it replys you get a Ext IP and can access the Internets.
this is over cable and is not true for all technologies.
it may be against the terms of service, and have no real implications to the actual service to change your mac address, but still not allowed by your isp. an admin might find it suspicious that a customer appears to be constantly connecting new hardware to their service and act accordingly.

i wouldn't recommend it as a solution to OPs issue as:
1. it won't necessarily change the ip based on mac
2. changing your mac constantly is unnecessary

solutions would be:
1. getting an isp with a different pool of public addresses
2. getting a static ip in the range he wants
3. getting a vpn <- which works with any isp.


My ISP seems to dish out new IPs each month. Got a 41.x.x.x IP address this month (only realized once I forgot to enable my VPN and I could still post on 4chan).

So yeah, thanks for the help guys - it's kinda fixed.

VPN for days when I have a 197.x.x.x IP, and othertimes not biggrin.gif

Still interesting how broadly different the IPs are!
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