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Why is my home network a static IP?

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Why is my home network a static IP?

I bought a normal plan of 1gb on my home and my IP address is static I tried to restart router as people say that’s how you get another ip but nothing is working? I’ve already read that all normal users have a dynamic ip as static is unnecessary unless your a business. Can anyone help me I just want my home IP to be dynamic.
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Re: Why does My homework has a static ip

Why is my home network a static IP*
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Re: Why does My homework has a static ip


@Thanasis1 wrote:
Why is my home network a static IP*

How do you know it is truly Static from Comcast?  Are you being billed for a Static IP?  Generally, DHCP servers assign IP addresses to MAC ID's with a lease time for a duration.  Rebooting doesn't necessarily get a new IP address if your MAC ID doesn't change.  Does your router have a setting to change/spoof your MAC ID?  You could use that to cause the WAN IP to change.

Joe V
(not a Comcast employee, just another paying customer)
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Re: Why is my home network a static IP?

It is what is known as being *sticky* dynamic, meaning that it can change, but it is durable. It's normal. 

 

If you have a router that has a MAC address cloning feature, you can clone a different MAC address in to it. This will force their DHCP server to assign a new / different public IP address to your connection. This is really the only sure way for an end user to change it. 



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