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    New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

    This is a discussion on New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by t-bon3 The new MER mode has one disadvantage, I was previously able to renew my IP address ...

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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      Quote Originally Posted by t-bon3 View Post
      The new MER mode has one disadvantage, I was previously able to renew my IP address by clicking "Disconnect" then "Connect" in the "Connection Status" screen.

      However this is now longer working and I just get my previous IP address back.
      This is more likely down to the fact that there is a lack of spare IPv4 addresses available.

      The last blocks of number were sold in January.

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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      I think Sky now use a system where set addresses are allocated to an exchange or area, if these are all allocated then you will get the same address returned. A couple of years ago when your address changed and you used Whois to locate it, it would often be in a different part of the country for a few days until the server updated. Now when my address changes, I am always shown in the same area and only the last one or two octets change.

      When the change to IPv6 is eventually made, as there are so many addresses available, I think everyone will have a fixed address, whether you want it or not.

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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      When the change to IPv6 is eventually made, as there are so many addresses available, I think everyone will have a fixed address, whether you want it or not.
      A hacker's dream come true.

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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      my ip is changing no prob now just reboot and different ip address

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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      Does anyone know how can i just wipe the router clean, so i can sell it? It runs Sky_1.09 firmware.
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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      Press and hold the reset button for about 30 seconds, when the power is switched on.

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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      A hacker's dream come true.
      Or someone find the correlation between prime numbers.

      Agree with IsItMe that the change to ipv6 is inevitable. Haven't got an opinion yet if static ip addresses are going to become the common standard.
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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      IPv6 isn't just inevitable, it is now a necessary requirement.

      There are two sides to the coin with regards to it becoming 'a hacker's paradise' as I see it.

      Firstly if someone has learnt how to crack your personal network, then they can find it again easily using your fixed IP address.

      Secondly, if someone is able to identify the source IP address from where the hacker is working, then they too are going to be easily identified.

      The real issue will be with regards to locating them. It is all too easy to hide your real IP address already.

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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      Thats scaremongering if you ask me, every website on the planet has a fixed IP but you don't see them constantly hacked and i would assume something like the BBC/Microsoft/Apple etc. etc. would be better bragging rights to a hacker than Mr Random looking at the weather forecast on his netgear.

      Back to the topic of the latest firmware i still have not had the 2.04 firmware and my D-Link still re-syncs when i get a phone call, this is despite an Openreach engineer claiming to have fixed 3 faults which were obviously all cobblers as my speeds have dropped half a meg since he messed about.

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      Re: New D-Link DSL-2640S Firmware Sky_2.04?

      Quote Originally Posted by Kona Owner View Post
      Thats scaremongering if you ask me, every website on the planet has a fixed IP but you don't see them constantly hacked and i would assume something like the BBC/Microsoft/Apple etc. etc. would be better bragging rights to a hacker than Mr Random looking at the weather forecast on his netgear.
      Sadly i would disagree.

      Many people out there are not computer savvy and do not have very strong systems in place to prevent hackers.

      Whilst I agree that Websites do have static IP addresses, they use different systems to prevent hackers. Unfortunately they do also experience many attempts to hack them though.

      Other issues, such as DDoS are often targeted at specific websites.

      The only way around this issue would be to implement a system to prevent anyone from being anonymous when connecting to the web. Unfortunately various Governments want to be able to spy on us, so I would suspect that this will never happen.

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