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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Nov-12 13:17:04
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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/search/package/advanced.html


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Leaving everything else at the default I asked for IP assignment method = sticky.

"0 packages found" frown

Any suggestions please?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 21-Nov-12 13:46:47
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Re: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/search/package/advanced.ht


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How sticky do you need it to be?

Services like DynDNS negate most of the negatives of dynamic, which if you leave your router connected usually lasts days or weeks with most providers anyway

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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Nov-12 14:05:06
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Re: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/search/package/advanced.ht


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
How sticky do you need it to be?


There are different levels?

In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
usually lasts days or weeks with most providers anyway


Plusnet seem to have a policy that they won't do anything unless there are more than 12 disconnections a day. I'd be happy with a connection if it lasted for weeks.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 21-Nov-12 14:43:55
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Re: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/search/package/advanced.ht


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Yes, sticky depends on how an ISP runs its network
The length of time that an ADSL connection lasts depends on how stable the ADSL line, nothing to do with the ISP recyclign and re-issuing an IP address.

if your ADSL is rock solid and stays synced for 6 months, you should keep the same IP address even in the worst case where an ISP changes the IP address every time you authenticate.

What is the actual reason for needing a sticky ip?

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Nov-12 14:51:27
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Re: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/search/package/advanced.ht


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Yes, sticky depends on how an ISP runs its network


Thanks. How can I find out details of this?

For example looking at New Call Telecom Ltd, but they don't seem to have a contact us page on their website. frown

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What is the actual reason for needing a sticky ip?


I'm getting fed up with having to sign in to forums each time my connection drops.

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Previously - Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream,
Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 21-Nov-12 14:56:18
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Re: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/search/package/advanced.ht


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"I'm getting fed up with having to sign in to forums each time my connection drops. "

I don't think that is IP address related, unless those forums are doing something to force you, because I can flip happily between various connections and never have to relogin on the few forums I use.

New Call telecom - no idea, best to see what others say about how long the IP addresses remain with that ISP. The majority of support will have no idea, because as I've pointed it should not be causing the problem you describe.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 21-Nov-12 14:58:40
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Re: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/search/package/advanced.ht


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I didn't know forums logged you in by IP address?

Anyway, that apart, which Plusnet package are you on? Some of them you can have a fixed IP address for a one-off £5, which I did just so I can run the tbb BQM.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Nov-12 14:59:26
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I'm getting fed up with having to sign in to forums each time my connection drops.


This isn't your broadband it's something to do with your machine. You should stay logged in regardless of IP
Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Nov-12 15:03:29
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I don't think that is IP address related,


Odd because it doesn't happen when I have the same IP.

I'll start another thread on Primus, although have now found an email contact.

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - Plusnet via Siemens Gigaset SE587
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Previously - Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream,
Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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Standard User hk11
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Nov-12 15:06:38
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a fixed IP address for a one-off £5


Unfortunately they don't offer that on my package. It would cost an extra £5 A MONTH, which I can't justify. I don't need a fixed IP anyway, just a sticky one.

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - Plusnet via Siemens Gigaset SE587
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Virgin/NTL/Bell Cable, Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream,
Totalise, Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, Pipex, E7
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