Virgin Media Internet and IP Addresses
From time to time, I download files from a file sharing web site - rapidshare.com.
Last night, I had downloaded a few files, but then I got an odd error message that prevented me from downloading another one. It said that my IP address was different to the one that had been recorded on the previous page.
It suggested that my IP address is no longer uniform, and that somehow, and for some unexplained reason, something is changing my IP address rather frequently.
I get the error regardless of using Firefox or Chromium on Ubuntu 9.10, or Firefox or Chrome on Windows Vista. That suggests it's an issue with my ISP - Virgin Media - so I'd be interested to hear from anyone else using Virgin as to whether they've noticed anything different today (Sunday 31 Jan) compared to yesterday.
Is there any way I can do more to diagnose the source of the problem?
Laptop1: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi 2515, 2Gb RAM, 160Gb HDD (2 x NTFS parts), Window$ Vista Home Premium
USB HDD (usually connected to Laptop1): 80Gb total, 2Gb Linux-swap, 20Gb Linux-root (Ubuntu 10.10), 3.6Gb Linux-home, 50Gb NTFS