|Posted: Friday Dec 21st, 2012 at 4:40 pm #35277|
I’m having an issue with my 5 limit IP restriction and was wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction on what to do.
We are really happy and want to stay with a 5 IP address limit for the 30 day period on the site. Before we switched to wordpress (and s2member), we had many people sharing login info which defeats the purpose of having a paid subscription site.
Since we’ve switched we have had a decent number of people that still reach that 5 ip address limit, and according to the log-in log (also speaking with our customers directly) they only use 3 or 4 devices tops to view the site. I began to do some research on mobile devices and how IP addresses are handled over a 3g or 4g network, and I came to find out that most networks will use what’s called a Dynamic IP address for access via 3g or 4g, making the ip address different for every connection.
This causes a big problem for many of our subscribers. Mobile access is huge. We feel if we raise the over-all limit to more than 5 IP address, that this may allow more account sharing, which we want to put an end to.
But with the dynamic IP Address thing, this hinders users from being free to view the site on the go from their mobile device.
From what I’ve seen, there is no way for s2member to restrict IP address use on a per member basis. In other words, is there any way we can specify (by user) a IP limit. Because we have users that we trust and are not sharing, but would like to potentially give them a higher IP limit.
Do you have any other suggestions on how we can keep our content safe, but still give people more freedom in the mobile department?
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