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Standard User GeoffB
(experienced) Sat 14-May-11 06:43:58
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IP address and speed


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For months my IP address has been the same. The suddenly my speeds went through the floor for about a week and my IP address changed. I now have an excellent connection and my IP address has gone back to as before. I have looked at the Speedtest logs and while my speed was slow I had a different IP address up to the very hour that everything reverted to normal. Why would this happen?
I'm referring to my Virgin Cable line (see below), not to be confused with BT whom I know change IP addresses frequently.

Advent laptop/Dell Inspiron 6000/Dell mini all using XP and 2GB RAM
Dell Studio 15 with Win7 64bit and 4GB RAM
Belkin N cable router (VM 20Mbs)
Voyager 2100 via BT line (8Mbs) as backup
BT Option 3 / Virgin cable 20Mbs
IE8 and OE6 (Live Mail with Win7)
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 14-May-11 16:56:54
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Re: IP address and speed


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Without wanting cause offense is it possible you was connected to a neighbours wireless connection or similar? (just because you mention you had trouble with wireless)

Perhaps to rule that possibility out, enter the IP that you had into a "whois" and find out if belongs to Virgin.

Of course perfectly possible virgin were doing something funky...

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Sat 14-May-11 23:33:28
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Re: IP address and speed


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VM may have moved you off your previous router and onto another one while they replaced line cards in the previous one. Now that work's done back to the original you go.


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