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23rd October 2002
Hey my friend is trying to create a server and he has dsl, this is a problem cuz it changes his ip# every couple of minutes, this ****s up the game, any suggestions?
Sedated 1st class
31st October 2002
See if you can get a static/fixed ip address from the same people you get your DSL from. The cost is usually around $2.00 a month.
Cool, I'll check that out. Thx, -TripleX
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23rd September 2002
You might want to consider checking your Upload speed on your connection, with cable you cant even get over 8 people. I have a P4 1.6GHZ with 256Megs ram and Cable connection and it wont host more than 8 without serious lag. I dont know if DSL is any different.
If you're on SDSL, you might be able to run a server... but you'd prolly have static IP addressing then, too.
If you're on ADSL with dynamic IPs, you prolly don't have enough upstream speed to carry a game of more than 4 people.
Have your friend check his speed at http://dslreports.com/ and figure on at least 30kbps per player to make it playable.
How quickly they forget...
13th September 2002
If the IP is really changed every few minutes doesn't that prevent you from browsing the internet because its constantly changing? Technically I don't have a static IP (i'm on cable), but my IP hasn't changed in over a year.
Then you are getting something wrong here. People on cable have a static IP - no question about it. -TripleX
Not so, TripleX. Comcast (my cable carrier), like many ISPs, uses DHCP to dole out addresses. But unlike @Home, it's not picky about what your "computer name" is in the DHCP registration packet. If I turned my gateway off 'til after my DHCP lease expired, then when I turned it back on I'd have a different IP address.
It's all what the ISP chooses to do, DSL or cable. They can set the DHCP server so that when the modem goes out to renew its lease, it gets a different address.
That being said... it's *possible* to make an IP change every few minutes. Annoying, but possible. And so long as it doesn't occur after your browser's requested something and before it gets a response, you won't have any problem surfing the web.
Something sounds wierd, though. I'm a sysadmin, and I'd never crank a DHCP renew down that low. Inactivity timeouts for dial-up connections? Yes. But broadband DHCP services? No.
What ISP does your friend have?
I'm the friend he was talking about and my ISP is PRTC. Now, problem is, when I host the server, and my router changes my IP, everybody gets kicked! -TripleX
You say "router"... I would guess you're referring to a (Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, whatever) broadband NAT router that lets you connect multiple computers to the Internet using only one public IP address.
Which IP is actually changing? The WAN IP on the router, or your computer's IP on the LAN side?