Is my IP address changed?

taybey asked 3 years ago

I unplugged my modum over night and got what I think is a new IP address. What I want to know is do all the numbers change or just the last six? I keep getting the same 5 numbers, then 6 different numbers, so does this mean I have a new IP address?


1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 3 years ago

Thanks for your question taybey.

The IP address is made up of, what are called octets. That's four sets of numbers from 0 to 255 with each set separated by a . If any single digit changes, that is a different IP address. In your case, the first two octets define, in part, the subnet or CIDR block of addresses your ISP has available.

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