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Old 24.08.2020, 17:41
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Originally Posted by nok32 View Post
Yes, I first tried manually resetting the router but it didn't work. This is why I stated that it is a "sticky" IP address.

Some further observations:

I just realized that Technitium software does not seem to be able to affect the router WAN MAC address, which seems to be the important one, yes? I then noticed the "MAC Clone" option in my router settings. I tried to change the WAN address directly from here, using a randomly generated address, but it would not accept. Then I figured I could at least click the "MAC clone" button and see if it would accept my original PC MAC address. It did! I then re-opened JD and tried to start downloading from two different hosts that had previously been "traffic limit reached". One of them started! The other didn't, it still gave the same limit notice.
Question still remains - has your IP changed?
Just using JD to test this is not a good idea - especially because JD has an internal timer to save IP based limits and this only resets after re-starting JD or triggering a successful reconnect via script INSIDE JD.
You should do all of your tests outside JD.

Originally Posted by nok32 View Post
Could this be due to cookies?
No - very very rare case.
When testing outside JD, use different browser profiles and/or "private browsing" to make sure such websites do not recognize you based in cookies or browser fingerprinting.
Also, you do not even need to test via filehosts which blocked you before ... just save your current IP and check if it changed - use websites such as to do this.

Originally Posted by nok32 View Post
That was my first success[...]
... or luck because you didn't seem to have checked if your IP has actually changed(?)
It might as well have changed randomly e.g. every X days ... though usually it either changes every 24 hours or "always" stays the same.
It could also simply be the limit of that host that is now not present on your old/current IP --> Luck

Originally Posted by nok32 View Post
[...]but it will be short-lived unless reverting back to the original address will be equally as effective. I thought of another work-around, which is to use Technitium to change my PC mac address and then see if it will then let me clone this address through to the WAN address. This actually worked, but then my IP address reverted back to the original one I had when I started trying to change it! That was surprising. Does this mean I basically have two different essentially static IP addresses to work with?
Your PCs Mac address should not affect the one your router has.

Originally Posted by nok32 View Post
If I call my ISP any tips on what to say/not to say or how to describe my problem with out angering them? Are they likely to help?
Sorry really no idea.

Again I would first starting doing your tests properly and not fiddling around with tools that may not work.
By this, I mean the following:
1. Get in touch with other customers of your ISP and owners of that router model and find our more info about IP changing in this situation.
2. Get the same/similar router model e.g. from a friend (save his config before), set it up so that it works with your internet connection --> Check if your IP has changed.
This ensures that you're actually testing with another mac address.

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