digip Posted August 4, 2007 Share Posted August 4, 2007 I have a high speed cable connection through Comcast. I normally would have my ip address saved in a text file for when I needed it, like for VNC, etc, but I noticed that it recently changed. I was unaware of it until I tried to connect to my old IP address. I then decided to take back th ip address and manually assigned it in my router and low and behold, I was able to get back the IP address I used to have. What I did notice while it was assigned to this new address my connections seemed slower than they had in the past, thus leading to my question. Does an ISP assign addresses based on speed or do they just default to whatever is in the pool at the time of assignment? I thought that Cable providers assign each account a static address, making it easier to monitor accounts, etc. Two things. (1) if I can change this at will, what chances do they have to track someones use while online, and (2), are certain ip ranges restricted for bandwidth over other accounts. Where I live they have a few different tiers of speed to offer. Up to 6megs and over 6 megs, depending on the account you have and area you live in. So, if I found one of these addresses that was assigned in the higher traffic pool, would my speed increase if I was able to assign myself one? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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