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Standard User tomos
(committed) Sun 07-Dec-14 11:31:33
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sky changing IP in a few minutes?


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as i posted on their forums - http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Unlimited-Lite-Connect-b...

sky are screwing around with my broadband. e.g

10:47:53 Looks like your ISP changed your ip from 2.219.43.205 to 2.127.14.***).
10:53:54 Looks like your ISP changed your ip from 2.127.14.209 to 2.222.113.***).

wth?

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1st ISP - Demon - Dialup
2nd ISP - Pipex 512K, then 1Mb
3rd ISP - PlusNet 2Mb, kicked off after being placed on the bad boy pipe
4th ISP - Zen 2Mb. no probs at all.
5th ISP - Bulldog 4Mb then 8Mb, now 18Mb
6th ISP - O2. 18-20MB
7th ISP - O2 access. 8meg limited
8th ISP - Sky. too soon to tell
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 07-Dec-14 11:46:15
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


[re: tomos] [link to this post]
 
The fact that it is taking a few minutes suggests either the router has crashed and is rebooting or the ADSL line has failed and it is resyncing.

Since Sky is a dynamic IP address service then no guarantee that you will get given the same IP address everytime this happens. Very often people get the same IP address after a line drop, but this is not always the case.

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Standard User supremetwo
(member) Sun 07-Dec-14 12:02:09
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


[re: MrSaffron] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Very often people get the same IP address after a line drop, but this is not always the case.


With my Sky line, I don't think I have ever got the same IP after a line drop.

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Standard User tomos
(committed) Sun 07-Dec-14 12:23:36
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


[re: supremetwo] [link to this post]
 
the lease should be for an hour or so right?

the reason i think it's sky and not the router freaking out is time. if i max out my download on a sat/sun then it's happens far more often. it can happen after work on a weekday but not always. if i'm up early hours then it doesn't happen much at all. the load on the router is the same so why does it happen more often during the weekend/peak hours.

if i upload mainly and limit my download to not have it kill my upload then it hardly happens at all.

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1st ISP - Demon - Dialup
2nd ISP - Pipex 512K, then 1Mb
3rd ISP - PlusNet 2Mb, kicked off after being placed on the bad boy pipe
4th ISP - Zen 2Mb. no probs at all.
5th ISP - Bulldog 4Mb then 8Mb, now 18Mb
6th ISP - O2. 18-20MB
7th ISP - O2 access. 8meg limited
8th ISP - Sky. too soon to tell
Standard User supremetwo
(member) Sun 07-Dec-14 12:29:07
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


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But if your line is on an edge regarding noise or a dodgy connection, loading it will make drop-outs more likely.

Try Routerstats to see your noise levels at dropout.

Scroll down for the lite version, which works fine on the Sky hub:-

http://www.vwlowen.co.uk/internet/files.htm

O2 Standard April 2009 - November 2013
Now Sky Broadband Unlimited

Edited by supremetwo (Sun 07-Dec-14 12:31:35)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 07-Dec-14 12:31:36
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


[re: tomos] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by tomos:
the lease should be for an hour or so right?

Standard DHCP yes, but if your ADSL link resyncs then you may be reconnected via a different gateway and hence connect to a different DHCP server.

plusnet unlimited fibre - 2 Jun 14 - 470m - 80/20 - Summer/dry sync 55/9.4, Winter/wet sync 52/9.1
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cable trial) - Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM - Summer PN speed - Winter PN speed
Standard User tomos
(committed) Sun 07-Dec-14 12:36:00
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


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i'll check out that link.

as far as the line goes though, i might be wrong but if i restart my router (i do when my IP changes) then sky would detect that as a drop right? and doing it 3-4 times in an hour should resetup my line to a higher Db?

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1st ISP - Demon - Dialup
2nd ISP - Pipex 512K, then 1Mb
3rd ISP - PlusNet 2Mb, kicked off after being placed on the bad boy pipe
4th ISP - Zen 2Mb. no probs at all.
5th ISP - Bulldog 4Mb then 8Mb, now 18Mb
6th ISP - O2. 18-20MB
7th ISP - O2 access. 8meg limited
8th ISP - Sky. too soon to tell
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 07-Dec-14 13:22:13
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


[re: tomos] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by tomos:
as far as the line goes though, i might be wrong but if i restart my router (i do when my IP changes) then sky would detect that as a drop right? and doing it 3-4 times in an hour should resetup my line to a higher Db?

Only if their DLM works the same way as BTwholesale. I've no idea!

plusnet unlimited fibre - 2 Jun 14 - 470m - 80/20 - Summer/dry sync 55/9.4, Winter/wet sync 52/9.1
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cable trial) - Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM - Summer PN speed - Winter PN speed
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 07-Dec-14 13:50:24
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


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It does not work the same way as BT Wholesale

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 07-Dec-14 13:51:24
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Re: sky changing IP in a few minutes?


[re: supremetwo] [link to this post]
 
Bingo

And some routers have also been known to crash from load (particularly with torrents) if you use lots of connections at once, and torrents do this to get the best speeds.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
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