ACT changed their network setup in HYD

powerwatts

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Until 3 days ago or so, the IP on my portal page and on whatismyip.com used to be the same. Now, the IP on the portal page is different to that on whatismyip.com. I called the representative who came today and he says that they have changed their network and if you want a single IP, it will cost 250/month!!

Curious to know if anyone else from Hyderabad has been at the receiving end of this?
 

powerwatts

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No idea what a private IP means. I get a different IP when I google my ip to the one that shows on the portal page.
 


Jay

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This has been the case in Bangalore for a couple of years now. Your portal page will show 10.xxxx and your Public IP will be the ACT assigned IP block. 106.xx/49.xx etc. CGNAT is a bitch, breaks several apps, you can't port-forward etc etc. The worst is when you get hit by spam filters repeatedly because the single IP is being used by several users at the same time. Prepared to be bombarded with "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network." messages from Google every time you perform a search query.
 
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dextermorgan

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umm it has been different for me since a few months now. my portal page ip starts with 10.xxxxxxxx but my public ip is 183.xxxxxxxx

I haven.t had any problems till now
 


powerwatts

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umm it has been different for me since a few months now. my portal page ip starts with 10.xxxxxxxx but my public ip is 183.xxxxxxxx

I haven.t had any problems till now
Same here. The thing this network change has caused is all ports are closed. The CCTV cameras don't work and neither do the games.
 

manojrk

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^ My ISP does this as well. You have to request them to assign a private static IP (10.x.x.x) and the corresponding gateway has all ports open by default. That way you can access your CCTV cameras from outside your network.
 

powerwatts

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I contacted ACT like I said in the first post and they say a static IP will cost 250 a month!! Is the person conning me or is this bewildering thing true?
 

Sushubh

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2500 per year has been mentioned a few times on the forum already iirc. den boomband is also charging the same. these smaller players do not have as many IPs as airtel or bsnl so they do not have much choice i guess. excitel does not even offer them at all as they are an even smaller player lol.

airtel of course charge 99 bucks per month.