Author: G.Dorobantu (7 May 15 4:54pm)
Hello E.Langheinrich. Thank you very much for your helpful and promt reply!
I do have a dynimic IP so it always changes after a few days/hours/days. That means:
I may have to whitelist one IP today, another tommorow and so on. That's quite a demanding process. I tried whitelisting one of them and it didn't whitelist in a day (before it switched to another IP) so if I need to do homework or anything that is important and urgent it might not be a good way of doing it, even if I cope with this solution for my other internet browsing activities.
Even if not instant I don't think I can rely on this method unless that's the only way. :)
A logged-in here user that has dynamic IP cousing it to be automaticly and almost instantly get whitelisted for the time of usage of that IP at least would be a nice feature but who knows about the code that would even make that possible. Maybe if they run a small program make by HoneyPot at the time of usage that does that....Well, this isn't the place for thinking about features that may or may not be doable. The Capcha actually working would at least help tho even if I have to do that constantly, it would at least be instant if in need.
Anyway, back on topic...
I did suspect it was a bad segment but besides "unplug => get another IP allocated and contact that website" they gave no other "solution".
I do plan on calling them up tommorow and see if I can fight something out of them but they might not care too much.
I want to find out if their lists have some sort of segmentation that I might move from and to. So from this whole list of bad IPs to a better one but I do not know if they can do it and if they would.
I'd say this would be the ideal solution if doable.
I did ask them yesterday about the allocated IPs and they said, without giving a price, that "people pay more for a static IP" and from the way they said it more = a lot.
The router I am using is paid by the original owner, a family friend and university colleague that let me borrow it since the wi-fi in the dorm isn't actually there. He does know about the problem but since I'm using right now, I have to deal with finding a solution. He knows less about IPs and all that than I do, I explained it to the provider's customer's support because he could not even wrap the head aroup the idea of IPs or this website... ''I pay for internet, a website can't block me! Rant, rant!"
But the borrowing is not an issue, we're cool there, but the raise in price which in this economy is not cheap already and the market for providers is pretty small and provides little satisfaction.
It's a subscription so the most I can do is return the modem to him and find a new provider for myself but then he'll still run into problems with this router so not a win/win but I'm considering this as well but it won't be a fix since he can't cancel it. Besides, other people
(and they have plently of customers) that use this provider will also have problems.
It is still a secondary solution I'd go for provided I could afford it.
I'm really considering your suggestions so if push comes to shove I'll use one of them.
The change in IP lists - if possible - would be my first pick as the others have more drawbacks (of course, all their lists might have at least one bad IP but still...and also if they divide IPs into lists also comes to mind since they have not mentioned it).
If you have any other solutions to add or if someone else has some, please feel more than welcome.
In the meantime, I'll try to get in touch with the provider and see about the first solution and if that doesn't work/doesn't fix anything, I'll let you know. The end of this weekend is the most I would go for without a fix of some form so so I'll see what if I can do with them.
Thank you again for the reply E.Langheinrich!