why does my IP address change as often as 10 times a day?
Posted on 2006-03-21
I am curently using NTL as my ISP with a 10mb connection, untill fairly recently I have had no problems, though NTL will only garantee a 3 day lease on an IP address my IP rarely changed (3 times in 12 months) but now I am finding the IP can change as often as 3 times an hour which is realy frustrating when Im trying to host Ventrilo and/or games, I have managed to sort out a dynamic dns address which saves me from having to inform all the users of IP changes but this is still quite annoying for the few minutes it can take for the dydns to catch up.
I have 4 PCs(XP Pro SP2) connected to a Sitecom DC 202 V2 router, NTLhome cable modem (generaly there are only 2PCs online at a time.)
I am fairly sure the problem lies with the router, as yet I have not found a firmware update the I am confident in using (i.e. explained in English) or could this possibly be caused by software/malware?
Any help would be hugely appreciated