To Internet Gurus: How do I test for DYNAMIC or STATIC IP Address? Lots of Q's... -
07-10-2011, 06:11 AM
I know it seems like an easy Q, but I've just spent the last few hours trying to figure this out...I've seen evidence for both static and dynamic, so I'm just getting more confused. I need to figure this out for a webpage on 000webhost.
Here's what I've done so far:
- I've ran cmd with "arp -a" and it shows 8 different Internet addresses, the first 2 are labeled dynamic and the rest are static.
- I've ran cmd with "ipconfig/all" and under "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection" it has my physical address, along with:
There's also a "Lease obtained" and "Lease expires" both with a date and time.
Under the "Tunnel adapter" titles, both say:
Some information if it matters:
My OS is Windows 7 64-bit.
I have a router connection to my PC.
Can anyone deduce whether it's static or dynamic?
So from what I've read, this looks like evidence for a dynamic IP address. I've never configured an IP address myself, but someone else may have that lives with me. But the thing is, I think I've always had this IP for past few years...I've read that if you simply turn off your modem and turn it back on, if you have a dynamic IP it should change. However, I've restarted the modem hundreds of times and I always have the same IP...unless I'm not looking clearly enough. It always seems to start with the same numbers.
I've also read that static IP usually costs more...but why would anyone want a static IP? If you get banned for example, you'd have to request for a new one.
That leads me to another Q...if mostly everyone has dynamic IP, how do IP bans even work? Let's say someone gets IP banned from a forum. If all he has to do is restart his modem and get a fresh IP, why would anyone even care getting IP banned if it's so easy to get a new IP?
What's the point of using proxies when you never really even keep the same IP and can easily change it?
Thanks to whoever can answer...I'm looking forward to some enlightenment.