Airtel Broadband - Public Or Private Ip's?

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Have a query thats been bugging me for a while now. I'm in Delhi and recently had a chat with Airtel Customer support. Was enquiring whether they assign public IP's to their Home based plans i.e. Home 699 and Home 999. The support guy denied this and told me they assign private IP's only. Some people on other forums contradict this and say they get public ip's albeit being dynamic. So whats the real deal here? Public ip's or private? People on Airtel Broadband in Delhi please respond.
 

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QUOTE(avinds @ Aug 12 2006, 12:41 PM) [snapback]58306[/snapback]
public .....tats what i know
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I need definite information dude!
 


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QUOTE(consensus @ Aug 12 2006, 04:48 PM) [snapback]58322[/snapback]
wt is this discussion about? i din get it.
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The question i am asking is whether you get a PUBLIC IP Address or a PRIVATE IP Address assigned to you by Airtel. I know its dynamic.
To know more about Public and Private IP's read about NAT (Network Address Translation) - (Network Address Translation) An IETF standard that allows an organization to present itself to the Internet with far fewer IP addresses than there are nodes on its internal network. The NAT technology, which is implemented in a router, firewall or PC, converts private IP addresses (such as in the 192.168.0.0 range) of the machine on the internal private network to one or more public IP addresses for the Internet. It changes the packet headers to the new address and keeps track of them via internal tables that it builds. When packets come back from the Internet, NAT uses the tables to perform the reverse conversion to the IP address of the client machine.
More here - hxxp://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=NAT&i=47635,00.asp

Private IP's are -
10.0.0.0 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 172.31.255.255
192.168.0.0 192.168.255.255
 

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QUOTE(aniketvb @ Aug 12 2006, 09:29 PM) [snapback]58352[/snapback]
Airtel gives you PUBLIC IP.
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Dude...can you support that statement you gave with an ipconfig /all screenshot ?! And I am specifically talking about HOME plans i.e 699 and 999 and not Business plans.
 

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QUOTE(zewarrior @ Aug 13 2006, 12:33 AM) [snapback]58369[/snapback]
Dude...can you support that statement you gave with an ipconfig /all screenshot ?! And I am specifically talking about HOME plans i.e 699 and 999 and not Business plans.
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No, he has answered correctly

and i will support the assertion too.

that...

the IP given by Airtel does *not* fall in the below ranges which are private IP addrs.

10.0.0.0 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 172.31.255.255
192.168.0.0 192.168.255.255

If you are concerned there is a shortage of IP addrs etc and Airtel might be giving out non-routable addresses, then there is no need to worry. They tend to kick you off after maybe 12(?) hrs on an IP addr but connections renew immediately after, the IP addr most likely changes at this time.
 

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Like i said before I talked to Airtel Tech Support and he replied in the negative. By the way I am talking abt Delhi alone!blr_p>> What IP is assigned to your DSL Modem/Router ?
 

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QUOTE(zewarrior @ Aug 13 2006, 01:39 AM) [snapback]58373[/snapback]
Like i said before I talked to Airtel Tech Support and he replied in the negative. By the way I am talking abt Delhi alone!
blr_p>> What IP is assigned to your DSL Modem/Router ?
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Whoever you spoke to does not know what the heck he is talking about ?

No way do they give out private IPs, does not matter where in the country you are.