February 15, 2007 3:16am CST
I have a question about IP addresses and PC Internet Connection Cards. I have tried to search through past posts but haven't been able to find what I want. I rarely come to this section so my knowledge about computers is very limited. Is an IP Address the address that is given to a stationary internet provider? What I mean by stationary is that I receive my access through a PC Connection Card that is provided by my cellular phone company. Since we travel all over the US, I need this to access the internet and depending upon where I am in the US, some areas have a very fast connection while other areas a very slow one (worst than dial-up sometimes). What brought this question up is that yesterday, while voting in Sue's polls about nationalities and age/gender, I could see the results immediately after I voted, but later in the day when I was apparently in another area of the state, I logged on to my computer again and couldn't see the results anymore. I was told that the system allows one voter per IP address. This morning when I logged in the results were not visible again. Does my IP address change each time I log on because I'm in a different location? And does anybody else use a pc card here at FT for internet connections?
15 Feb 07
The concept of IP adress is to uniquely identify each devices, so that it will be convenient to connect them in a network. I dont use PC. But, I think in your case, the provider must be having a pool of ID's, may be some 1000's. So depending on the availabiliy he will give you one whenever you connect.