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3.0 Connection and Tweaking

Visit our Broadband Tweak Forum. Your thread should be presented with the 11 Questions asked here: /faq/593 Please answer each of one to the best of your ability, that way help comes to you faster.

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2006-01-01 20:32:21

Please see of the Tweaks FAQ:
/faq/697

by drake See Profile

There are two ways an ISP can allocate or assign an IP address to you for use on the internet: static or dynamic.

Static IP Address
A static IP address is assigned to your computer by your ISP and is permanent. Each time you connect to the internet, the same address is used. This address is never used by any other computer or device.

Dynamic IP Address
It would be simple if every computer that connects to the Internet could have its own static IP address, but when the Internet was first conceived, the architects did not foresee the need for an unlimited number of IP addresses. Consequently, there are not enough IP addresses to go around. To get around that problem, many Internet service providers economize on the IP addresses they possess by temporarily assigning an IP address to each computer from a pool of IP addresses. The temporary IP address is called a Dynamic IP address. As a result, the IP address may be different each time the computer connects to the Internet.


Thanks leevis See Profile

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-16 15:16:57

See here of the Tweaks FAQ:
/faq/11181

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2004-11-26 22:55:02

See:
/faq/626

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-15 00:24:58

"Ping time"(Also refered to as 'Latency) refers to the amount of time it takes for a small "packet" of data to travel over the internet from one computer to another computer and back to the first computer. It is usually reported in milliseconds (ms).

by drake See Profile
last modified: 2004-11-26 02:47:52

Yes, RoadRunner blocks the following ports for security purposes:


These ports are only blocked for traffic flowing into and out of your cable modem, they do not, in any way, affect local file sharing on your network, nor do they affect any P2P (Peer-to-Peer) program known.

**It should be noted, if you require access on any of these ports, RoadRunner Business Class in your area most likely does not block these ports and if they do, will likely unblock them upon request.

by Matt3 See Profile edited by drake See Profile
last modified: 2005-10-14 20:21:12