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Old 11-05-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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IP Information needed


I am in a public area using their wifi, while downloading off a sight it monitors IP addresses to limit usage.

issuing ipconfig I get the IP attached to my Laptop, inet addr:172.xx.xx.1xx but the sight shows me a different IP, x7.x9.2xx.xx

That IP that the sight is showing me has to be off of the (wifi) router that issues IP's to its clients, YES?

If that being so, then it is hardly possible to spoof a different IP to that sight in order to download more then one at a time, bypassing their time limits, yes?

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Old 11-05-2016, 11:15 AM   #2
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I am in a public area using their wifi, while downloading off a sight it monitors IP addresses to limit usage.

issuing ipconfig I get the IP attached to my Laptop, inet addr:172.xx.xx.1xx but the sight shows me a different IP, x7.x9.2xx.xx

That IP that the sight is showing me has to be off of the (wifi) router that issues IP's to its clients, YES?

If that being so, then it is hardly possible to spoof a different IP to that sight in order to download more then one at a time, bypassing their time limits, yes?

this is not a question of ethics it is a question of ....
I might suggest using one of the free or inexpensive VPN services. The issue you are dealing with is due to the NAT feature of the WIFI hot-spot device serving the site, and the IP related policy of the remote site. A VPN service will add another NAT layer: adding overhead to yoru network traffic and slowing transfers slightly but making it appear that your connection comes from a different public IP address.

I would be very careful NOT to overuse that site. They throttle for good reason. The way they do so may not be fair to people who share an external IP address, but the reason may be very good. In any case, the limit is something they have a right to expect should be honored. Please honor it.
 
Old 11-05-2016, 12:56 PM   #3
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issuing ipconfig I get the IP attached to my Laptop, inet addr:172.xx.xx.1xx but the sight shows me a different IP, x7.x9.2xx.xx

That IP that the sight is showing me has to be off of the (wifi) router that issues IP's to its clients, YES?
Not necessarily true. The wifi you are using could be pushing all web traffic through a proxy.

If that IP Address, addr:172.xx.xx.1xx, is 172.16-32 then you are on a non-rotatable IP and you are being NATted at the point of entry onto the internet.

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If that being so, then it is hardly possible to spoof a different IP to that sight in order to download more then one at a time, bypassing their time limits, yes?

this is not a question of ethics it is a question of ....
Yeah it isn't going to be possible as everything leaving that network is going to be using the same IP Address.
 
Old 11-05-2016, 04:03 PM   #4
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Old 11-05-2016, 04:14 PM   #5
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[*] inetutils-ifconfig-1.9.4_8 GNU network utilities - ifconfig tool
IFconfig

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must of had ip on my brain .. hum

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