Broadband IP Address

  Geraint J 18:45 30 Apr 2005
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My pc is turned off at the mains and physicaly disconnected from the phone line when not in use. Is my IP address always the same when I reconnect or does it change each time ?
Thanks

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:51 30 Apr 2005

It changes every time but you can get a static IP address although these are not really needed for home users.

G

  Geraint J 18:55 30 Apr 2005

So can i physicaly be traced, as i have seen programs available that claim to randamly change your ip address to stop people tracking your online movements and was wondering if they were worth looking at.

  mike1967 19:06 30 Apr 2005

Proper firewall makes you invisable to the net or so they say

  octal 19:20 30 Apr 2005

So you think you're invisible on the Internet do you? I don't think so: click here

  octal 19:24 30 Apr 2005

There's also this site: click here

But I wouldn't get too paranoid on what you read.

  mike1967 19:55 30 Apr 2005

The comment was a bit tounge in cheek

  mgmcc 08:28 01 May 2005

<<<So you think you're invisible on the Internet do you? I don't think so>>>

I was a bit surprised when a website I visited actually told me what my LAN address, allocated by my router was, not just my public WAN IP allocated by the ISP!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:30 01 May 2005

The Internet is an open resource and as any information is sent to you, it needs an address to send the info to. When you are on the net you do not *go* to a web site, the site is posted to you, so your address needs to be known. A firewall will NOT make you invisible (Steve Gibson can lay it on triple thick when he needs to), even 'stealthing' the ports is as much use as a chocolate teapot. You can make the ports invisible but they are still there and it does not take a genius to work out that an IP address will have the required number of ports.

G

  SEASHANTY 11:04 01 May 2005

.....which all goes to show that completely shutting down the PC/Modem/router when NOT BEING USED is the best thing to do.

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