NationStates Jolt Archive

Question concerning IP number

27-01-2005, 02:15
Soon I am switching internet providers from aol to dsl (which will be wireless). But I will also be switching which computer i use to log onto the internet with. But it will still be in the same house. If i log into my UN nation will it still have the same IP number, or will it be different? Im asking this because i am concerned about loging into my UN nation. I thank you for your response(s)

27-01-2005, 02:27
I don't think you'll have any problems unless you have more than one UN nation, which is against the rules. I, myself, don't have a static IP address, and I haven't been kicked out of the UN yet, so it seems there's nothing wrong with it.

Good luck with the switch, DSL rocks.
27-01-2005, 02:31
[First, congrats on making the switch from AOL ;) The computers in my house are set up the same way (we don't use a wireless network, though, and we have a cable connection). All of them share one IP address. If I remember correctly-- and I may not be, but I think I do-- AOL uses proxy servers, so your IP address will probably change when you switch from AOL to DSL. However, if your system is like mine, all the computers should have the same IP address. --Felix]
27-01-2005, 04:03
Your IP address will change when you move from AOL to your DSL connection, but it won't cause any problems. Similarly, logging into your UN nation from another computer won't cause problems unless someone else with a UN nation uses it.
27-01-2005, 04:16
The only way that that could be a problem is if someone got your old IP and created a UN nation within 24 hours on that IP.
Not likely though.