Someone Is Logged-On Using My IP Address

@neildc (17254)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
May 29, 2010 11:28am CST
Have you experienced this? When I tried to register with not just one PTC sites, they said that someone already registered with the same IP address that I was trying to register from. I am using a SmartBro Broadband service utilizing a USB modem.
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14 responses
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
30 May 10
Hi Neil..... I have the same problem with use my operator used shared Dynamic public IP for internet packet i use. I realize this when I got the same situation and ask my IP operator. They say if I wanna get static personal IP I had get premium packet that cost me more than $50 a month.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 May 10
$50 a month? is that an additional charge with your present subscription? so how much do you pay at the present?
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
31 May 10
Additional charge with my CDMA operator, Its used GPRS. If I used broadband I will get charge $150 a month. So I use my cell phone to get online it charge about $5 a month.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jun 10
sure i will go with that lower charge too.
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
30 May 10
Yes I have experienced this before. This is due to your Internet Service Provider. You can always restart your broadband modem(by turning it off for a minute or two and then turn on) to get another new IP address.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
i already did a number of times but i am still unsuccessful in registering to that site. i also cannot log-on to neobux with this kind of problem.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 May 10
that is one thing i have to check with my provider, if they can give me a static address. i've been to your profile and see those banners of yours. have you been paid with all those sites? i also have banners in my profile linked to my sites.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
30 May 10
Hi neil! I used to encounter that problem back when I was still using SmartBro. I didn't have a clue about that problem and I didn't wanna bother myself to call Smart and complain. What I did was just restart my computer to connect again. It worked oftentimes. I think our IT from the office explained it to me before but I just forgot because it was too technical for me. ^^;; But I read the responses here and at least I understood something a little bit. I'm not using SmartBro anymore, I'm using PLDT MyDSL and I'm encountering a problem saying Network attack intrusion.. blah blah.. IP address must be spoofed... blah blah.. And I don't know what it means and our office IT says it must be my super sensitive antivirus. But reading the responses gave me some idea about it. Anyway... so I guess the least I can tell you is... change your broadband service. LOL No, that's a joke. Half-meant.^^ I encountered a lot of problems with SmartBro before that's why. I can't really recommend anything since I'm not an expert on this. Good luck! That's what I can say...
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
30 May 10
Two years? When I was using SmartBro, my contract was only a year. I stayed with it for a year and a few months before deciding to switch to PLDT. I think generally, PLDT services are much better than Smart although I think they are some kind of sister companies because they share the same payment center here. And they always act fast when a problem is reported. ^^
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
yup, two years. and those old subscribers i know were also shocked to know that smart is two year contract now when they got theirs for only a year. if i have to change provider, i don't think i will go for pldt. meanwhile, i like this one since i can bring this anywhere i go, unlike pldt that is stable in one place, like at home or office.
@tjen_anni (319)
• Indonesia
29 May 10
In my experience, smartbro broadband is using dynamic ip address. So it obtains its ip address automatically, and it should be set manually. Actually, I don't understand well about this, then I searched in the internet the answer of this. The solution is I have to go to the OpenDns and set my ip. Usually, when I got that message, I disconnect it, and connect it again. You'll obtain another ip address from smart...:)
• Indonesia
29 May 10
I never know about it..Then how we should encounter with this problem? About opendns, what you know about it marklloydbinar? They said it will boost your internet speed connection. I haven't tried it because they said that your internet connection should be in a 'good mood'...
• Indonesia
29 May 10
ok then..perhaps the solution is changing our internet broadband..:D There are so many problems here with smart. Slow connection, and this ip address...
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
i tried disconnecting and reconnect. i keep the page where my ip address showed up, whatismyip.com and open another page of the same website. they actually gave me another ip address although the first 3 parts of the address remain the same.
@celticeagle (116758)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
I would call SmartBro and see if they can't help you. I have this happen on AOL and they were able to help me. Some hackers can get into to nearly anything. It is pretty amazing.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
this is one thing i should do next, to call the company and see if they have a solution to this problem. thanks, celtic.
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@celticeagle (116758)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
Sure. Hope it helps.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 May 10
the company you are with should be notified and fast!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
the problem could be solved already with the responses above. thanks anyway lakota.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 May 10
your welcome
• India
29 May 10
in every IP address, there are four parts. 255.255.255.1 this is a typical ip address. I am not an expert in computer languages and techniques but, I can say, .. the last part of this IP.. is not counted. 1 to 255 are counted as same IP., and denoted by a randomizer with the sites. Like a * in place of that. i learnt about this, when I banned an IP slot, for spamming in my website forum. -----------so, I wish you best. YOU have no alternative in this issue, I fear.
• Philippines
29 May 10
I hope you don't mind if I make a correction. Each IP is unique. and the numbers you pointed out is the subnet- which determines how many IP address belong to a group. I'll continue the discussion on my response below. :) keep lotting
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
i know ip address should be unique for each computer so that is why i got confused about mine.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
I have started a similar thread months ago. I'd like to give you the link so you can learn from the respondents there. Here is the link: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2260614.aspx
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jun 10
thanks for the link. you know, even how hard we try to get good results of before starting a discussion, the search engine here really do not cooperate with us most of the time. of course i won't wanna see my posts get removed so i always make searches before starting one. i hope you won't tell everyone that i am a copycat
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
31 May 10
I've experienced the same thing and we are using the same service. It's kind of weird. That's why I had this idea that maybe they are recycling IP Addresses. I'm not really sure how it's work since I don't know a lot about techie things.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jun 10
i may have learned some of the technical side of this technology from work, i am not an expert so i am also confused.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
30 May 10
Maybe a member of your family is registered in that same site? Sometimes there were sites where you are allowed only to have one IP address with your family member. But if it says, that same name is already registered, that is confusing. I can not say that somebody is using your IP address because sometimes it is just a computer glitch that is doing this. Good luck.
@qamarep (4451)
• Pakistan
30 May 10
in the neobux this problem is having trouble because of a virus in their servers.. but you see each computer in the world has different ip address so it is impossible to do this
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
i know ip address should be unique for each computers that is why i am confused. neobux, yes this is one site that is very particular with ip address.
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
30 May 10
ip address isnt for website but for you getting onto the net, you can call your internet provider and have them walk you through in changing your ip adress, had this happen before.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
i think this is what they call dynamic ip address which the server or the provider will assign you an address everytime you try to connect to them. i will try to contact my isp regarding this, if static ip add can be available for me. but i guess, it will be a hard thing since i connect to their server via usb modem and i can bring this modem and connect anywhere.
• India
29 May 10
Normally we have a dynamic IP , so might be when we connect to internet a ip address is assigned to a user and when that user is disconnected that ip is released and is assigned to another user. I am not sure but this might be the case with your ip also. So someone might not be using your ip address, its just a dynamic ip. http://searchwindevelopment.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid8_gci520967,00.html
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
will this mean that even in one internet cafe, and the 3 of us wants to be connected or will log-in to one site that is particular with ip address, only one can get through? even if the site knows or we tell the site that we are using a public computer, like the option we have here on mylot when we log-in?
@Hatley (164772)
• Garden Grove, California
29 May 10
neildc you need a firewall to protect against hackers then no one but you can use you ip address.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 May 10
my windows firewall is already turned on and i guess this ip address problem could only be resolved by my provider.