I'm having a problem, sometime I'm getting ddosed for no reason (I verified with commview,wireshark). The first time I noticed I didn't think it was a problem because I was pretty sure my ip was dynamic (it was) but after resetting my router thousands of times my ip stays the same (had the same for more than 2 months).
It has become annoying so I called my isp and told them the deal and they assured me it was dynamic so I resetted my router 3 times to be sure and it didn't change. So I called back and told another guy what has been happening and said the same thing, blablabla your ip is dynamic, societies buy static ips but I kept saying I got the same ip for months. So he called another tech from the company which owns my ISP and they told him that resetting the modem won't guarantee an ip change because my modem takes the first one available and I should try turning off the internet for 24h to maximize the chance of having a new IP but there is no guaranteed that it will work. I asked him to talk to the tech (so I can tell him to assign me a new ip manually) but he was told it's not allowed.
Does that make sense? Is there a way to force my modem to take another ip?