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Standard User shads1973
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 11:39:21
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Sky "Sticky" Ip Address?


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Hi,

New member, first post so apologises if in the wrong place.

Am looking at both moving one service to Sky Fibre, and upgrading another existing Sky broadband to Sky Fibre, my only question is I read somewhere Sky is starting to use/upgrade its network to something called MER instead of PPOA? This results in it being more likely to be assigned the same Ip address? Is this true?
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Mon 27-Aug-12 12:54:49
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Yes but not always

Sometimes get the same ip. Other times you don't

I'd say 4 out of 5 times you get the same ip
Standard User iand
(experienced) Mon 27-Aug-12 17:05:39
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hmm... most of the time I get a new IP address. I have never had the same one allocated across a reboot.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Mon 27-Aug-12 17:17:02
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Are you on fibre?

If there's a few hours between a reboot you get a new ip

If its a quick off and on its the same

That said I haven't rebooted for a good 2 or so months so things may be different now.
Standard User shads1973
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 17:23:52
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Thanks to reply for dates, question was specifically to anyone on the Fibre service. I currently have standard Sky broadband, reboot 7 times out 10 gives a new Ipaddress, which is fine but this according to my router is via a PPOA connection?

I've read elsewhere comments about a newer network using something called MER, that tends to give a set Ip based on the Mac of the router connecting, just wondered if anyone had first hand experience of this
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 27-Aug-12 17:28:31
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My backup line at home is Sky.

It used to connect at MER (from when it was installed) but recently went back to PPPoA and changes at each resync/drop of connection.

Matt

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Standard User shads1973
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 17:55:58
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In reply to a post by uno:
My backup line at home is Sky.

It used to connect at MER (from when it was installed) but recently went back to PPPoA and changes at each resync/drop of connection.

Matt


Is that on Fibre or standard? Believe their standard network does either/both, curious to whether their Fibre uses the same method of connection or if its specific to MER
Standard User Kr1s69
(knowledge is power) Mon 27-Aug-12 18:29:57
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May I ask why it matters?

Kris

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Standard User shads1973
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 18:54:37
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In reply to a post by Kr1s69:
May I ask why it matters?


So that I can rule the world....mainly for gambling purproses...multiple accounts, avoid same IP
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Mon 27-Aug-12 19:09:26
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You must be annoying for anyone else using the BB

If you are rebooting several times a day you risk a lower speed in many cases. It will register as instability and your line will probably get capped. Even on fibre this kind of thing can occur.

These devices are designed to be always on. A turn off and on is registered as a disconnect due to instability...
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