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darcilicious
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join:2001-01-02
Forest Grove, OR
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reply to Ellen098

Re: can't change supposedly dynamic IP address

First, there are two networks running DHCP: your internal network (the LAN with your PC's etc) which has nothing to do with your external network (the Internet for which you get a public IP address).

Your router is running DHCP on your LAN for each PC. Using ipconfig /release on a PC will not do anything for your external / public IP address which is managed by your ISP.

Without knowing which ISP you're using it's hard to provide specific advice.

One thing to try: Turn off your modem/router over night in the hopes that the DCHP renew time have expired and when you next power on the modem you will get a new IP address. This won't work, however, if your ISP is doing MAC binding with your modem/router.

P.S. why are you sending mail directly from your computer -- should it either be going through your ISP or through a service such as Yahoo, Gmail, etc?
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Ellen098

join:2003-05-04
united state

The ISP is Mediacom. I turned off the modem, router, & PC last night & left it off for over 16 hours. Unforunately, that didn't help. If the ISP is doing MAC binding, how do you suggest getting around that?

Also, when I send email from my PC, it goes through my ISP. That's when Spamcop blocks the IP address which seems to be static even though DHCP is enabled. But, when I send an email from my phone, using the same POP outgoing server but a completely different IP address, Spamcop does not block the email.


CappinHoff

join:2007-01-05
Des Moines, IA
Reviews:
·Mediacom

said by Ellen098:

The ISP is Mediacom. I turned off the modem, router, & PC last night & left it off for over 16 hours. Unforunately, that didn't help. If the ISP is doing MAC binding, how do you suggest getting around that?

Also, when I send email from my PC, it goes through my ISP. That's when Spamcop blocks the IP address which seems to be static even though DHCP is enabled. But, when I send an email from my phone, using the same POP outgoing server but a completely different IP address, Spamcop does not block the email.

You can't change the IP since Mediacom uses static IP's. You'll either have to wait for the ip lease to be up so it switches or ask mediacom to change it(they most likely won't).