This is why I used to be Dr. IP along with Det. APT.
This is why I used to be Dr. IP along with Det. APT.
Yo Yanks fan
when I go into my system preferences and my network settings it still says my location is : on campus
In addition an internet service provider can allocate 5(static IP) address subnet for a subscriber. it just really depends. usually the 000 host ad and 111 host are reserved.
There are two addresses that are used internet wise.
The first is your MAC address, this is burned into network card. This will never change unless you had a hardware change in network card.
The second is your IP address which has to do with the network. This will changed based on how you access the internet. The IP address you would use at school would be a completely different IP address then the one at home.
I honestly don't know how the block works. It could be just the IP address, and could be the MAC address with the IP address. It could be the the MAC address when its in a certain network.
The way to fix it could be more complicated then this but. If there is an option for dynamic routing vs static routing, I believe that would fix it. Though I'm not completely positive. But basically static routing would mean you connect to the same IP address every time you access that network. Dynamic the IP address would change every time you went online.
You are wrong on dynamic-static. You have to sign up for static IP service with your internet provider. Generally most consumers don't need this unless they're hosting something from their location. Dynamic IPs really only change when you reboot your service router or change your MAC in the clone. I used to have the same IP for 2 years straight but I forced it to change because I was blocked from a site I had never visited from that IP. Now I force it to change from time to time because I don't exactly have the best setup with my FTP server and when I have issues with that I change the IP and all is grand.
Your Modem/default gateway or the box that connects you to the Internet. The IP address of your gateway is whats given to you by your service provided. Your MAC adddess in in the hardware or your default gateway.
For example my default gateway is 184.108.40.206
Ultimately an IP address a combination between networks and hosts. There are three classes. The classes depend on how many host or networks are valable.
Class A 1-126
Class B 128-191
Class C 192-223
It goes by the first number of the IP is how to judge what class. Why this matters is different classes support more networks and others more hosts.
Mine is a class A so 220.127.116.11 the 24 is the the network I'm on the 44.129.218 refers to the hosts. So its likely people in my area have a Defautl gateway of 24.44.129 range
Class B use the first two octives while class C uses three octives for the network.
Moving on my routers IP address is 192.168.2.1
As you can see its a completely different address and even different class. Its a class C which means 192.168.2 identifies my personal network. As far as IP address go I could give any devices on my network the IP address of 192.168.2 and could use numbers 2-254 within your network.
So with all that said. Given this persons problem I think it has to do with a blocked IP address and how hes logging in. Lets say its a C class. The router would be IP 192.x.x.1. Say he has a PC thats always on that would 192.X.X.2. Now lets say the address thats blocked is 192.x.x.3. If the MAC gets logged on he would be assigned that address. And if he went on his notebook, 192.x.x.4 would work perfectly.
The static and dynamic would applie to his LAN. If his router was set to static his router would give the same IP address the same laptop each time it accessed the network VS giving out a IP based on how people logged on.
Also FTP server what is its the IP and if there is a subnet mask give me that. Also same info on your router. I think you might have set it to your gateway vs router if your having problems.
Last edited by ry31walsh; 04-20-2012 at 12:13 AM.
His internal network isn't gonna be an issue here at home. It's very rare for a home user would pay for business service to have more than one IP. The cost alone is just asinine to have additional addresses. If it was happening at school, he really wouldn't have much of a chance to set his laptop to local network static IP and it would be a pain to have to change it back each time. If they set up the network right, it would funnel out traffic on a balance over their set of IP's and not based on ranges of IP's. The blocked error that is being thrown to him is from his home's public IP address. The internal address won't matter.
Anyway, IP banning for websites should only be in extreme cases. The only time I do it on my sites is with spammers and it's mostly people in Russia or other Eurasian countries. I also make a note as to why it was, the IP location and when it was done to review at a later date so in case a genuinely different user happens to get that same IP from someone that was just signing up with multiple accounts to cause trouble.
The FTP issue is just people that aren't authorized to use it try to hit the IP. When that changes, the issues go away for just about any given time period. I just have poor security but it's nothing I'm concerned about losing or exposing information from because all that's stored on the server is graphics which are backed up in other locations. If they wanna take the server down that's fine...it'll only take me an hour to reimage it.
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