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Member Since: ‎08-10-2004
Posts: 13

what is my comcast IP address?

I am trying to set up a ftp site\folder on my computer  using ws ftp pro. Im stuck on what to enter for the hostname\ip address which would  be my cable provider address and not my computer ip address.Please correct me if I wrong .
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Member Since: ‎04-07-2008
Posts: 375

Re: what is my comcast IP address?

I don't think Comcast wants us to set up our computers for use as FTP servers.
Besides, your IP address changes every few days, at the end of the IP Lease.
 
Posted by
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Member Since: ‎08-10-2004
Posts: 13

Re: what is my comcast IP address?

I respect that. It was mostly an experiment anyway.
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Member Since: ‎12-24-2003
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Re: what is my comcast IP address?

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FAUguy wrote:
 
Besides, your IP address changes every few days, at the end of the IP Lease.
That's not necessarily true. Yes, they do indeed assign dynamic IP addys, but they are more like sticky dynamic.
 
I once had the same IP for nearly 2 years, and that is with having the modem disconnected at one time for a period of over 3 months.
 
I can however force a change at will Smiley Wink 


Message Edited by EG on 04-15-2008 07:45 PM
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Member Since: ‎03-14-2005
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Re: what is my comcast IP address?



EG wrote:
 
I once had the same IP for nearly 2 years, and that is with having the modem disconnected at one time for a period of over 3 months.
 
I can however force a change at will Smiley Wink


You got me curious enough to look at the logs in some old backups. I've had my current IP address since Sept. 8, 2005, and the only reason for the change then was that I was having some signal problems that were corrected by moving me to a different CMTS.
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Member Since: ‎04-27-2004
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Re: what is my comcast IP address?

If your PC is connected directly to the cable modem, your PC's address is the address you want. If you're using a router, you can go to its status page to see what its WAN IP is.

Or, in either case, go to whatismyip.com and it will tell you.

If you want to be able to get to your home connection by name that doesn't change, regardless of whether Comcast assigns a new IP, use a dynamic DNS service like DynDNS.org.
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Re: what is my comcast IP address?

Accomplice ?
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