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I'm using "DHCP" to change IP's, it works, but it's SLOWWWWWW!!!

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by halifax123, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    hello roomates!

    I know I'm going to sound a bit like an idiot, but I could use some direction

    I'm using verizon and their broadband dsl DHCP I have a 3 or 4meg connection
    I wanted "PPPOE" because when I lived in a different area and used "dsl extreme"
    and then another time "ATT" I was able to change my ip address very quickly
    from either my router or modem....(but for now I have to stay with verizon !)

    So I loved PPPOE !

    the problem is since I don't have "pppoe" instead I have dhcp
    it seems the only way I can change my IP now is by accessing the modem ;
    "Westell 6100g" is the model

    I can still change my address but it takes soooo much longer!!
    it makes changing ip's a major pain in the ass!!

    Verizon told me they can only give me "DHCP" in my current area
    of course it was only there "fumbling" tier 1 support

    anyone know if I can change IP's using the DHCP, but in a faster fashion?

    your help would be greatly appreciated :)

    hali~!:)

    PS: I am unable to change the IP through my router
    it has no affect at all
    so I seem to be stuck with
    using the modem to change it...I can change the
    "mac" address in the router, but it doesn't change the IP!
     
  2. JayMC

    JayMC Newbie

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    shouldnt your modem also have a mac address? i believe i had the same modem awhile back (small and black) and i could change the mac address of it ez.
     
  3. beer30

    beer30 BANNED BANNED

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    I would have to look but I think that's the same pos they sent me. The easiest and quickest way I know of fixing that thing is throwing it in the trash can and going to best buy and buying an actiontec modem. Then you can atleast connect and disconnect without having to reboot like with the westurd.

    Do a search in the cl section here for westell and I'm sure you'll find a ton of threads about them.
     
  4. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    I don't think it appears that the mac address really has any effect on the ip ? (at least not for DHCP, I tried changing it successfully, but the ip still stays the same) (I believe mac does work for PPPOE)