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dkierz

join:2014-01-20
Sterling Heights, MI

[Connectivity] Comcast no longer allowing additional IP addresses

after multiple 45 minute long phone calls comcast has said they no longer sell additional IPv4 addresses. Is this true? is there a better number i can call? can someone here help me out?


andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL

I believe you must have business service to have multiple IP addresses. Residential is limited to one.



EG
The wings of love
Premium
join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
kudos:9
reply to dkierz

Static or dynamic ? Some local markets / franchises still offer residential customers additional *dynamic* IP's at an extra charge. YMMV.



battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to dkierz

Residential or Business account? I've turned up 12 Comcast Business sites last week that had /30 or /29 public IPs bridged to our equipment.
--
I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.


dkierz

join:2014-01-20
Sterling Heights, MI
reply to dkierz

i have residential service



EG
The wings of love
Premium
join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
kudos:9

Again, do you want / need static or dynamically assigned IP's ?


dkierz

join:2014-01-20
Sterling Heights, MI

i dont need static, i only need an additional Dynamic address



IP_Addresses

@comcast.net
reply to dkierz

For residential HSI accounts, some (but not all) franchises allow additional dynamic IP addresses to be purchased for a monthly fee. Look in your current (or a recent) bill and you should see the January 2014 price sheet. If additional IP addresses are listed in that sheet, they should be available in your area (and you can use that sheet as leverage to get the tier one sales CSR to escalate your request to someone who knows how to make it happen. FWIW, here is the relevant snapshot from the January 2014 price sheet that was in my December bill:




FreeBSDuser

join:2013-05-15
Somers, NY

1 recommendation

reply to dkierz

Because of the IPv4 depletion, and because of inexpensive home routers, most ISPs don't really want to sell you additional IPv4 addresses anymore. IPv4 space is really expensive now so ISPs really need to ration IPv4 addresses to customers.



train_wreck

join:2013-10-04
Antioch, TN
reply to dkierz

fwiw even if your market won't sell you more addresses on residential, business class will always give you up to 5 dynamic addresses



EG
The wings of love
Premium
join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
kudos:9
reply to dkierz

Perhaps one of those free dynamic DNS services could suit your needs. Google for info.


dkierz

join:2014-01-20
Sterling Heights, MI
reply to dkierz

its almost impossible to get someone on the phone that knows what im talking about. Is there a tier 2 support / sales that can help me with this?



IP_Addresses

@comcast.net

said by dkierz:

its almost impossible to get someone on the phone that knows what im talking about. Is there a tier 2 support / sales that can help me with this?

You could try taking your copy of the 2014 price sheet to your local Comcast office (where you could simply point to the Additional IP address item in the list). Or you might try posting in this site's »Comcast Direct forum.

dkierz

join:2014-01-20
Sterling Heights, MI

will try it. thanks.
BTW wow (wide open west) all users get 5 wan IP's no extra charge !



EG
The wings of love
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Union, NJ
kudos:9
reply to IP_Addresses

said by IP_Addresses :

For residential HSI accounts, some (but not all) franchises allow additional dynamic IP addresses to be purchased for a monthly fee.

Darn echoes..


tshirt
Premium,MVM
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4
Reviews:
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1 edit

3 recommendations

said by EG:

Darn echoes..

I hate when that happens!
Some might recognize that with IPv6 you will have more IP's available than any residential customer than can possible find reasonable use for and for a very reasonable price find outside hosts offering you a billion more which can redirect in to billions of other accounts (even Carl Sagan would be overwhelmed )
5-'v4 IP's isn't much to brag about anymore

AVonGauss
Premium
join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL

said by tshirt:

5-'v4 IP's isn't much to brag about anymore

Give it a couple more years...

JohnShade

join:2009-03-07
Pearland, TX
reply to dkierz

I'm in the Houston market and you have to have Business Class service to get more than 1 dynamic IP or to get a static IP.. See the post from "FreeBSD" user. A lot also depends on why you need multiple IP addresses



tshirt
Premium,MVM
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4
reply to AVonGauss

I've got single sided- single density 5.25's too. what'll you trade for that?


AVonGauss
Premium
join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL

said by tshirt:

I've got single sided- single density 5.25's too. what'll you trade for that?

Nothing, those are obsolete and for the most part of no value. IPv4 addresses on the other hand are still in use, and will be for quite some time. The value will continue to rise until the larger players release some prior allocations.

JohnShade

join:2009-03-07
Pearland, TX

1 recommendation

reply to tshirt

LOL. The best illustration of why we need IPv6 is a photo I saw of a teenager in Tokyo who has a phone in her left hand, texting, while talking on a 2nd in her right hand and wearing a bandolier with 5 pockets, 3 of which have other cell phones in them.



camper
Premium
join:2010-03-21
Bethel, CT
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to tshirt

said by tshirt:

I've got single sided- single density 5.25's too. what'll you trade for that?

 
How 'bout a couple of 8 inch floppies from my old IMSAI 8080 micro? Or maybe some paper tape, slightly used....


tshirt
Premium,MVM
join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast

Punchcards my friend, cheap, traceable, easily recyclable, provide employment to the masses of "IT specialists ' newly qualified to punch their way out of a bag, with out all the dangers of children and bags...slightly bulky perhaps but able to store metadata in a hardly worth hacking format.
the wave of the future, I tell you!

I do need some core memory if you've got 4k bits you can spare.



jlivingood
Premium,VIP
join:2007-10-28
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:2

2 recommendations

reply to dkierz

said by dkierz:

after multiple 45 minute long phone calls comcast has said they no longer sell additional IPv4 addresses. Is this true? is there a better number i can call? can someone here help me out?

If I may, why do you need multiple IPv4 addresses? You can get a big block of IPv6 addresses in most areas. And with the advent of NAT you can have many devices share a single IPv4 address. What is the use case that falls outside of that?
--
JL
Comcast


camper
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join:2010-03-21
Bethel, CT
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to tshirt

said by tshirt:

Punchcards my friend..

 

While I did spend many an hour in front of an IBM 29 keypunch during my early years of computing, sadly, I did not keep any of the punch cards.


anonHeh

@63.110.228.x
reply to jlivingood

It thwarts
Tor node blacklisting...


neufuse

join:2006-12-06
James Creek, PA
reply to jlivingood

Running Multiple SSL Servers that require an IP for each *lol* jk I know that is not a residential thing...