Posted by AAG-ArchivedMessages on Apr 11, 2011 in General Questions, Hardware/Peripherals | 2 comments
No, phones do not necessarily have the same IP address. It may depend on what provider you are using but generally your phone leases an IP address for a specific period of time before it renews itself with a new IP address. As far as I have experienced, phones do not have a permanent IP address built in to them. That’s not to say it’s not possible but the idea of a permanent IP address on a phone seems very unlikely.
One thing you could try is going to http://www.whatismyip.com on your phone to record your current IP address. Check back in a couple hours or so (or wait until the next day) to see if the IP has changed.
On my HTC Hero with Sprint I get a new IP address every time the phone reboots. In the course of a 10 minute period of time I shutdown the phone and restarted it three times and each time got a unique IP address assigned to the phone.
Again, it may depend on your provider on how long the IP addresses are leased for or if restarting the phone will get a new IP address every time.
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hi im just wondering , my brother bought a new smartphone recently but it will not connect to our wifi at home because it is constantly looking for an IP address however disconnects without finding one. I however have an iphone and it works perfectly , what can i do to get this working for my brother ?
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