Flip NZ broadband’s constantly changing IP addresses

Here’s a sample of the IP addresses assigned to a Flip NZ domestic broadband connection in 30 minutes of use:


This leads to the expected behaviour with certain web-based services:


I’m also informed of at least one bank advising customers that online banking via Flip broadband is as a result borked. Performing tasks such as temporarily firewalling cloud services while performing remote setup and configuration is also certainly a waste of time.

Flip’s response:


I’ve used Orcon domestic broadband in the recent past, and while they of course reserve the right to reallocate addresses at any time, I’ve never seen addresses rotate literally every few minutes.

Long story short, this makes Flip useless for home office work – one hopes these limitations are made clear in their marketing collateral.



1 thought on “Flip NZ broadband’s constantly changing IP addresses

  1. Bill Bennett

    On the surface it looks as if Flip is deliberately doing this for some reason. What possible reason could that be? I can see why changing every few hours might make sense, but every 30 minutes?


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