How are IP Address assigned while airborne?

October 3, 2014 at 05:14:42
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How are IP Address assigned while in the air (For example, accessing the Internet in the plane)?

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#1
October 3, 2014 at 05:23:17
The network in the plane will have a DHCP server, just the same as any other wireless network.

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#2
October 4, 2014 at 05:38:25
I am referring to public IP Address assignment, what country will be shown when someone tried to search for that IP.

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#3
October 4, 2014 at 06:36:14
The location of the Company, that is the ISP, providing the satellite link that the aircraft uses.

Stuart


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#4
October 14, 2014 at 21:31:15
Will the IP Address change from time to time affecting the IP Location?

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#5
October 15, 2014 at 01:50:52
No because the ground station transmitting to the satellite will not change.

The only time the IP address might change is of the aircraft has to switch satellites mid-Atlantic.

Stuart


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#6
October 15, 2014 at 08:01:58
When someone tried to search that IP which is an airborne IP, what IP location will be shown?

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#7
October 15, 2014 at 08:41:40
Location using IP address is only very approximate at the best of times. The best you can ever guarantee is that you are in the right country. With a big country like the US you might get the right State and possible even the right city but that is not guaranteed. it all depends on the ISP.

In the case of an airborne IP,post #3 applies.

Stuart


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#8
October 15, 2014 at 09:23:08
Where did you get all these info from?

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#9
October 15, 2014 at 09:50:15
Knowing how the Internet works and IP addresses in particular helps. Its all out there on the Internet if you care to look for it.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=...

Stuart


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#10
October 16, 2014 at 00:48:10
Your post #7 which link to #3 don't seem to answer my question in #6. You mean that when I'm connected in the plane which is an airborne IP Address the IP location will be where the ISP is located right?

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#11
October 16, 2014 at 01:26:39
Yes, it always is, no matter where you might be or what type of Internet connection you have. You personal location has absolutely nothing at all to do with it, ever.

Stuart


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#12
October 16, 2014 at 06:59:19
I have to wonder at the curiosity regarding the in-flight IP. Why so interested blue?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#13
October 16, 2014 at 08:38:17
Need to know basis CurtR... If he tells you then he has to...

You've seen the movie, read the book; nudge nudge wink wink etc.. Might be useful even now to run a full snooper scan on your house & office; start to use a throw away phone and so on...; grow a beard (or shave it off if you have one already); head for the hills - or at least as far as Algonquin Wilderness Park (only a couple of hundred miles north of Toronto and pretty hard to find pholks there if they don't want to be). And don't use a credit/bank card in your own name...

Ahhh - shades of Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne...; television and movies have so much to answer for nowadays.

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#14
October 16, 2014 at 08:50:01
@StuartS Will the IP Address be changed when the plane reached another country?

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#15
October 16, 2014 at 08:52:23
@Curt R Recently in Singapore, budget plane flight is having Wi-Fi on-board which made me curious about how IP Location are shown when someone tried to search.

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#16
October 16, 2014 at 09:47:37
Oh for crying out loud I have told you how IP addresses are allocated. It is not difficult to understand,. The country you are in is irrelevant. It is the satellite the aircraft is communicating with and therefore the ISP that matters. Whichever country owns the IP address that you are using is of no importance. why the preoccupation with it.

Stuart


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#17
October 16, 2014 at 10:17:37
LOL trvlr

I live in northern Alberta so I'm already out in the boonies. Most mornings I have to shoo the mule deer out of my yard to get to my car and recently a bear was spotted near where I work.

Being an avid hunter, fisherman and all-around outdoorsman, I'm pretty happy about where I'm living right now..........lol

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#18
October 16, 2014 at 12:47:55
Furthest north in Alberta I've been is Edmonton... Pretty wild further north I know.. But I believe there is now electricity, gas, and even television too up there nowadays...

Bears can be kinda phun - within reason. Once met a 6'x6' honey coloured bear on the trail outside Steamboat Springs in Western Colorado - at twilight time... (S)he just stopped, snorted/shrugged shoulders, and stomped off back into the bush; almost as if to say "B....ger it they're still here even at this time of day/evening..." Otherwise it's usually rear end one sees disappearing into the bushes... Deer I know can be quite cute, almost tame...; but again often on the shy side... At least when approached in Yosemite, Jellystone etc..

Remember though the keyhole satellites can see you wherever you is... unless you're well under a few pheet of granite etc...


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#19
October 16, 2014 at 17:30:10
@StuartS For example if the plane departure from US and reached the UK, there's a chance that the satellite will still provide an IP in the US. Is that what you meant?

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#20
October 17, 2014 at 01:37:49
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=...

Stuart


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