University Ip Addresses

  tman16 14:23 28 Sep 2008


In my room there is an ethernet port connected to the university's internet service and i was wondering if this would mean my ip address is the same for all computers connected to this, or is this impossible? And also i was wondering if there was a way for me to change my ip address please?


  mgmcc 15:04 28 Sep 2008

Every computer in a network must have a unique IP address and that includes the internet.

I would expect your computer, when connected to the university's ethernet port in the room, to have an address in one of the ranges reserved for Local Area Networks. Home networks most commonly use a 192.168.x.x range but the university, possibly needing more than 254 addresses, may use 10.x.x.x addresses with the Subnet Mask address of

You won't be able to change the address and your *PUBLIC* IP address on the internet will be that of the university, not your computer's LAN address.

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