I recently upgraded my router from a ASUS N66U to the AC86U. Traditionally I found it was relatively easy to change IPs, a quick connection flick off and on did the job.
These days it appears to be much harder. Initially I thought it might be something new router related. However, a quick dig into the Plusnet forums suggests when your exchange is put on the new(est) BT network the pool of IPs is greatly reduced or effectively localised.
Now these posts were from a couple of years back. I'd have thought my exchange would have been switched some time ago. So I'm wondering why I'm only noticing it now? Possibly because I've been fiddling with settings etc
I kinda prefer things as they were, being able to quickly switch. Keeping things turned off for a long period to force a change is a bit inconvenient.
Anyway, have others seen a further reduction in the IP pools?