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when tethering on sprint is the IP static or dynamic?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fvkenzz, May 18, 2010.

  1. fvkenzz

    fvkenzz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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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  2. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    I don't know the answer to this question, but I'm just curious why were you asking?
     
  3. Aragorn

    Aragorn Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  4. shadrap

    shadrap Android Enthusiast

    Correct it is dynamic.
     
  5. drksilenc

    drksilenc Android Enthusiast

    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
     
  6. eieio

    eieio Android Expert

    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..
     
  7. fvkenzz

    fvkenzz Lurker
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    so when you tether your sprint phone, each time you reconnect your assigned a different range of IP's?
     
  8. drksilenc

    drksilenc Android Enthusiast

    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
     
  9. fvkenzz

    fvkenzz Lurker
    Thread Starter

    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.
     
  10. drksilenc

    drksilenc Android Enthusiast

    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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