Global IP Changing Without Router Restart

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AmbiguousNinja, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. AmbiguousNinja


    Jul 2, 2013
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    As of two weeks ago my global/external IP has been changing around 3am-8am. I have a 2wire 2701HG-G wireless modem/router and a dynamic IP address. Usually my IP would never change unless power to my router was disrupted (power outage, unplug). However, my IP has been changing quite frequently and I do not think my router is automatically restarting itself because my IP changed twice today, once during an hour that I was on the internet with no disruptions in service. To my limited knowledge, I didn't think that the external IP could be changed without restarting my router.

    I'm running a little program that detects disruptions in service right now and will leave it overnight to check for disconnects just in case. My questions are:
    Is there a reason for my IP to be changing regularly all of a sudden?
    Is there any harm to me for my IP to be changing; is anyone able to do anything because my IP is changing?

    As a sidenote, a few days ago my latency increased (20 to 50-60ms) with little effect on my download and upload speeds. When I asked around my friends who are also on Bell Canada, they have also experienced this increase but they all have static IP's so I couldn't compare that.

    Thanks in advance for any responses and sorry for the wall of text!
    AmbiguousNinja, Jul 2, 2013
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  2. AmbiguousNinja


    Aug 4, 2013
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    Should cause you no harm as long as you have internet acces. Its your ISP that is doing the numerous IP changes
    Atkgn182, Aug 4, 2013
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