can change even though it is mostly static. When I find I cannot access the web or e-mail, I unplug my router and it then recognizes the new IP address. If you do not have a router and access directly though a modem, you can also unplug the modem for about 1 minute and when replugged in will recognize the new IP. Sometimes I have to unplug both my router and modem to get back connected.
I hope this is the correct forum to discuss this matter, so here goes.
Last night I suddenly couldn't access any web pages but my cable modem was indicating a connection was there. I went into Network Connections in Control Panel on XP and disabled the Local Area Connection and then re-enabled it with the belief that this might correct the problem. It did correct it, however I now have a new IP address. Is this sort of thing normal? I thought that broadband connections always maintained a static IP address. I verified through networksolutions.com that the new IP is indeed one that is assigned through my ISP but I'm just wondering why it did change.