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  # 1338225 7-Jul-2015 07:17
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One of the reasons I left bigpipe after one month was the inability to use a free dynamic dns service without the static ip.  Was not expecting that when I signed up, but that was my own fault for just assuming I would be able to use such a service.

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  # 1338232 7-Jul-2015 07:45
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reven: One of the reasons I left bigpipe after one month was the inability to use a free dynamic dns service without the static ip.  Was not expecting that when I signed up, but that was my own fault for just assuming I would be able to use such a service.


Not sure I understand this.  The point of using a Dynamic DNS service is when you don't have a static IP, surely?

And, I used a dynamic IP with Austor's Dynamic DNS service so I had a domain name registered with dsn4me (netflix etc). Worked a treat.

P.S.  I now have a static IP, I asked, I paid, I received one, very nicely...

 
 
 
 


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  # 1338234 7-Jul-2015 07:49
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rp1790:
reven: One of the reasons I left bigpipe after one month was the inability to use a free dynamic dns service without the static ip.  Was not expecting that when I signed up, but that was my own fault for just assuming I would be able to use such a service.


Not sure I understand this.  The point of using a Dynamic DNS service is when you don't have a static IP, surely?

And, I used a dynamic IP with Austor's Dynamic DNS service so I had a domain name registered with dsn4me (netflix etc). Worked a treat.

P.S.  I now have a static IP, I asked, I paid, I received one, very nicely...


When I was with bigpipe (last month) my dynamic IP wasnt accessible via the outside, so I couldnt use a dynamic dns service.  I would of had to have spent $45 to get a static ip, which is basically (not completely) making the dynamic dns service pointless.  Switched back to unlimitedinternet, and continue to use dynamic ip and my dynamic dns service.

$45 isnt too bad, but I had just signed up, and didnt want to spend $45 on it with very little experience with bigpipe.  I switched to get better speeds, but my speeds got slightly worse, so I switched back.  Didnt cost me anything to switch (well I had to pay $45 joining fee for unlimitedinternet (same price i would of paid for static ip with BP), but bigpipe I managed to sign up the day before they added a signup fee, and now paying $20 less a month than BP).

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  # 1338753 7-Jul-2015 17:39
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NonprayingMantis:

funny you should mention facebook:


https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ/reviews



Wow... some of those comments...

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  # 1338928 7-Jul-2015 21:50
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So which other ISPs don't have public IP addresses?
Anyone running a geounbloicker is going to either require a public IP address or a static IP address aren't they?

Hoping to be able to get UFB towards the end of the year and def want to continue with a geounbloicker.




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  # 1338989 8-Jul-2015 07:07
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robjg63: So which other ISPs don't have public IP addresses?
Anyone running a geounbloicker is going to either require a public IP address or a static IP address aren't they?

Hoping to be able to get UFB towards the end of the year and def want to continue with a geounbloicker.


Unotelly sort of works with bigpipe. You are usually CGNATd behind the same public ip, for long periods of time. So as long as you hit the update URL regularly, it works. In theory another bigpipe customer could then use it for free at the same time, and occaisionally someone on the same IP will choose a different region to the one you want.

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  # 1339023 8-Jul-2015 08:14
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robjg63: So which other ISPs don't have public IP addresses?
Anyone running a geounbloicker is going to either require a public IP address or a static IP address aren't they?

Hoping to be able to get UFB towards the end of the year and def want to continue with a geounbloicker.


Unotelly sort of works with bigpipe. You are usually CGNATd behind the same public ip, for long periods of time. So as long as you hit the update URL regularly, it works. In theory another bigpipe customer could then use it for free at the same time, and occaisionally someone on the same IP will choose a different region to the one you want.


I actually flicked dns4me (my unblocked provider) an email asking if this might be a potential issue if I move to UFB. I see my republic also use the non public dynamic address regime. The dns4me support person said it should be OK. But what you say makes sense. You could get a couple of customers on the same public IP having access clashes. Sounds like a fixed IP might be worth the $$.




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