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when tethering on sprint is the IP static or dynamic?

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  1. fvkenzz

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    I was wondering when you tether on the sprint network, do the IP's change? With t-mobile new IPs are generated and if its the same deal on the sprint network.
     

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    I don't know the answer to this question, but I'm just curious why were you asking?
     
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    I have no firsthand experience on this one, but with my knowledge of IP networking, I can almost guarantee that it will be dynamic. The nature of IP routing would make it exceedingly difficult to give you a static IP when your geographic location changes constantly.
     
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    Correct it is dynamic.
     
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    you could have a static but that would be expensive because the entire system would have to keep an ipv4 ip address ready at every system and it would only work with 1 tower then unlike wimax that can use multiple towers at once
     
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    The IP's are Dynamic.. But you can get Static Ip addresses..

    Not sure for Consumer accounts but the individual static Ip's cost us 3 bucks a month..
     
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    so when you tether your sprint phone, each time you reconnect your assigned a different range of IP's?
     
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    its done by tower more than likley or by area.
    look at it this way
    area a has range 354.598.033.0-255
    then you go to area b there ip range is 354.598.034
    thats how a wireless system for wimax would work. you would have different reservations based on what grouping of antennas you would be using.
    thats what prl dictate when on another companys towers
     
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    Gotcha, just wanted to know if the sprint network towers were able to do this because i have virgin broadband2go card that runs off the sprint network and the IP never changes. Thats why i was wondering if the tethering tests show the IP range changes.
     
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    likely the only time you will see it change is if you go on vaca to another city
    that or the server lease refresh time. i dont know what the cycles are for that though
     
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