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Edgewood, TX
reply to Patrick2082

Re: IP Address on Homefusion

sounds to me your referring to the WiFi connection from your XBOX360 to the Verizon Modem/Wireless Router. I don't recall seeing a signal bar within the game of BlackOps 2, unless that's a latency indicator.


Im hard wired from my xbox to the router. On the admin page of the router it shows my signal strentgh to the cell tower. Which is always full 5 bars. When I turn my xbox on and load Black ops search for a game it puts me in a lobby with people that are local to my ip addresss my Homefusion pulls. Example last night my ip showed i lived in Wisconsin so the lobby on my xbox was full of players from Wisconsin. The night before my homefusion pulled a Kansas ip address so it matched me with players from the Kansas area. This is fine but I live in Indiana. When you play on Consoles we dont have dedicated servers. The console for where they place you with the best connection is the host. Once the game starts I can check how well my connection is to the host and typically in 2-3 bars compared to everyone else in this lobby being a full 4bars. Is there anything I can do to get a more localized IP so I can connect to local people for where I live. Thanks


Edgewood, TX
I'm going to say no in getting a localized IP address for your area. Perhaps if VZW comes out with a business grade version of HomeFusion you might have that option, but the way cellular networks work today is based on a mesh network. Every VZW cell tower is broadcasting and receiving at the same time. VZW has multiple DHCP servers spread out over their network and anyone of those DHCP servers can issue you an IP. It just depends on which one is less busy to service your request. I've held the same IP address for days and have noticed that if I issue a reboot on the Cantenna, it will get a newer IP, usually on a different subnet.

You can try contacting VZW tech support and ask if you can have some sort of static IP assigned to your Cantenna. It's the Cantenna that holds the 4G/LTE radio and does the IP communicating to the 4G/LTE network.